Maternity Hospital - Cardiff, Wales, UK
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N 51° 29.051 W 003° 09.869
30U E 488578 N 5703682
Quick Description: Cardiff Maternity Hospital was opened by the Duchess of Kent in 1955. The plaque she unveiled is in the foyer of the building on the right hand wall.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/4/2013 9:22:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMH0ZE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
The plaque reads:

UNITED CARDIFF HOSPITALS MATERNITY HOSPITAL
This building was opened by HRH THE DUCHESS OF KENT
on Tuesday 12th July 1955

The architects, chairman and contractors are also named.

This building was originally Cardiff Maternity Hospital when it was opened in 1955 by the Queen's cousin, the Duchess of Kent.

Katharine, Duchess of Kent GCVO (Katharine Lucy Mary; née Worsley, born 22 February 1933), is the wife of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, a grandson of King George V of the United Kingdom and Mary of Teck, and first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.
She is also well known as the presenter of trophies at the annual Wimbledon lawn tennis championships – a role she inherited from her mother-in-law, Princess Marina

Address of building:
Cardiff Royal Infirmary (West Wing)
Newport Road Lane
Cardiff
CF24 0SZ
UK

Bed Size: 265

Nowadays, Cardiff Royal Infirmary (West Wing) is for stroke, orthopaedic and rehabilitation treatment. The maternity units are now at the University Hospital of Wales at the Heath, Cardiff.
What was opened/inaugurated?: Cardiff Maternity Hospital

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: HRH Duchess of Kent

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 12th July 1955

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