The Duke of York opened a £23m recovery centre for wounded, injured and sick military personnel and their families on Thursday.
The Naval Service Recovery Centre (NSRC) is the unique to the area and is financed by Help for Heroes. Help for Heroes aids veterans and those who have served that are wounded or injured.
Prince Andrew stopped by the new accommodation unit, which is presently home to 55 wounded servicemen.
“The Naval Service Recovery Centre will play a vital role in providing long-term support for serving and veteran members of the Armed Services who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses,” Bryn Parry OBE, the co-founder of Help for Heroes, told the BBC.
The centre at Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth includes a hydrotherapy pool, swimming pool and gymnasium. It is comprised of two buildings: Endeavour, the rehabilitation centre and Parker VC, which is used for specialist accommodations.
The centre will house Hasler Company. The Company takes care of the seriously injured as well as provides long term care for naval service personnel.
“The opening of the Endeavour Naval Service Recovery Centre represents a significant opportunity for my 91 complex, seriously injured and long-term ill Hasler Company patients,” Officer Commanding Hasler Company Major Scotty Mills, of the Royal Marines stated.
“This state-of-the-art facility really demonstrates how determined we all are to ensure that we continue to support our wounded, injured and sick.’