Princess Margaret visits Hertford County Hospital
A new Diagnostics Unit
During the 1980s, Princess Margaret came to open the new Diagnostics Unit at the Hertford County Hospital. In the picture, she is being greeted by Helen Turner and the man who raised the money to build the Isabel Hospice in memory of his wife.
The visit caused both excitement and some disruption. The Princess’s security team brought in sniffer dogs to check all the wards she would be visiting and operations were suspended.
As part of her visit, she also toured the Princes Ward, where she was met by Ward Manager Brenda Reynolds. The people in the picture are, left to right: Sister Prior, Medical Sister; Pat Uttridge, Theater Porter; (theatre staff in hats – unknown); Alison Johnson, Theatre Manager; Sister Brenda Reynolds, Ward Manager; Sue Frost, Surgical Nursing Officer; Vernon Higgins, Hospital Manager.