Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark opened a new emergency building on the 25th of October.
The new hospital was opened in Rander, the sixth largest city of Denmark and follows previous work on the hospital. In 2014, the first part of the new emergency ward at the hospital was opened. The opening ceremony yesterday was for the second and final part of the work conducted at the Regional Hospital of Randers. The new part of the hospital contains a new emergency room, trauma facilities, and other medical services.
The hospital is one of the major ones in the region with over 80% of admissions being emergency patients. The new facilities will improve patient safety and help meet the current and future admission rate.
During the visit, Crown Princess Mary was given a tour of the hospital by hospital director Jonas Dahl, nursing director Marianne Jensen and chief physician Susanna Deutch. She viewed the new ambulance bay, emergency room and met with staff and several patients currently in the hospital.
Crown Princess Mary has a wide and varied role as patron of several organisations. One of her main focuses is the health industry and she serves as the patron for many health and research organisations. Mary is currently involved in a campaign by The Danish Cancer society to help raise awareness of the causes and preventions to help avoid skin cancer. She is the patron of Healthcare DENMARK which aims to promote Danish healthcare. She takes a keen interest and is proud of the Danish healthcare system, saying that “The Danish health care is patient-centred. I am convinced that Denmark’s expertise and innovative healthcare solutions can help to contribute positively to global health” It is clear Mary takes a great sense of pride in the healthcare industry of Denmark.
This hospital opening adds to her long list of support for the healthcare service for Denmark.