Prince Charles made a visit to Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Stanford Hall alongside the Duchess of Cornwall.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) to learn how the facility helps personnel injured in the Armed Forces. DMRC is the dedicated rehabilitation centre for the armed forces and began treating patients in October 2018, replacing Headley Court in Surrey.
The centre provides in-patient and residential rehabilitation for complex musculoskeletal disorders and injuries, including complex trauma and rehabilitation following neurological injury or illness. Prince William officially opened the rehabilitation centre in June 2018 and was the patron of the charity raising money for the complex.
Captain Alsion Hofman, Commanding Office of the DMRC facility, said: “It was a huge honour to be able to show Their Royal Highnesses around the Centre, introducing them to some of the patients and to many of the staff who provide them with superb care and support on a daily basis.”
The facility was the vision of the late sixth Duke of Westminster, Gerald Grosvenor, who started the project and was handed over by his son Hugh Grosvenor to the nation in June 2018. The planning for a civilian National facility is progressing through a business case process which could see the facility operating in 2023, subject to relevant approvals.
The Royal Party were shown around some of the therapy areas and observed patients undertaking gym rehabilitation sessions and occupational therapy. They also visited the purpose-built prosthetic workshops and heard from patients and staff about the broad range of clinical and therapy services available.
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