Princess Alexandra opened a new wing at Care for Veterans in Worthing, West Sussex, yesterday.
princess alexandra opened a new wing at the care for veterans home (royal family)
Care for Veterans is a home for disabled ex servicemen and women; formerly known as the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home, it was opened in 1919. The home provides residential care for anyone who has served in the military in any capacity who require full time nursing care. Women have been able to become residents at Care for Veterans since 2006.
The Queen’s cousin, who is President of Care for Veterans, opened the new Richmond wing that has recently been extended with the addition of four new bedrooms.
Alexandra met staff and residents as she toured the home’s excellent facilities, including those enjoying tea and cake in the communal lounge.
160 staff members care for the residents and facilities include a physiotherapy department, a large occupational therapy department, a speech therapist, a dietician, and a neuropsychologist.
The majority of residents are full time, although the home does provide short term care for those convalescing from hospital treatment and short term respite for carers.
Unveiling a plaque officially opened the new wing, but before the Royal left, Princess Alexandra was presented with a posy of flowers by two children.