The Queen was introduced to staff and hospital volunteers by chief executive Patricia Wright. Picture: Ian Burt

Mustard video: King’s Lynn hospital welcomes the Queen to open new unit

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
2.29 PM

There was excitement at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Today, as the Queen opened its new £3m MRI suite.

Staff and patients at King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital welcomed a very special visitor today.

There was a buzz of excitement as the Royal car pulled-up outside the main entrance and the Queen arrived at the hospital named in honour of her late mother.

Among those nervously waiting was practice development nurse Karon Strong who was chosen to present a posy as the royal visitor arrived.

Having never met the Queen before, she admitted to being nervous, “but very honoured.”

The Queen visited the new scanning suite before unveiling a plaque and signing a photograph which will be put in the MRI unit. It was her first visit to the hospital since 2008.

For the full story and pictures, see Wednesday’s EDP