Earlier this week, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opened a brand new emergency centre at the Regional Hospital in the Danish city of Viborg. The Crown Princess’ visit began at the hospital’s new main entrance and lobby, which is also newly constructed in connection with the new emergency centre.
The Crown Princess was met by a sea of children. Hundreds of local children from schools and kindergartens had come to wish the Crown Princess a warm welcome. Many of the youngest children had made their own crowns in paper that they wore when the Crown Princess arrived. She took good time to greet the children, and while one of them gave her a small gift, she told all of them that they looked very pretty with their crowns.
At the main entrance Her Royal Highness was met by three of the hospital clowns who make life a little more fun for hospitalized children and young people every week. They also presented their royal guest with a large, colourful balloon animal.
The new emergency centre includes, among other things, an emergency department with an emergency room, medical guard and trauma rooms, new bed sections with single beds, operating rooms and school-rooms.
The Crown Princess of Denmark officially opened the centre by cutting a red ribbon in the new lobby. After the official inauguration, the Crown Princess was shown around in the new building. During the tour, Her Royal Highness attended, among other things, an mock up exercise in which an actor played a patient who had suffered an accident. The patient arrived for treatment in the emergency centre, where a trauma team received and began treatment while the Crown Princess watched.
In the future, patients there will receive a treatment plan within four hours, regardless of whether they come by themselves or by ambulance. There is also a new helicopter-platform on the roof of the hospital for use by the medical helicopter.
The new emergency centre is a total of 25,500 square meters and will in the future ensure better conditions for both patients and staff. This means that collaborative functions are located close to each other, so that patient care can be planned more efficiently without unnecessary waiting time for patients as well as staff.