HRH Princess Alexandra unveiled a plaque at the opening of a new wing at the New Victoria Hospital in Kingston.

The ceremony took place on Saturday (May 11) and ushered in the final phase of the hospital's extensive £30m redevelopment project to build a new reception and outpatient suite.

The new facilities at New Victoria Hospital include the outpatient centre featuring twelve consulting rooms, a cardiac diagnostic room, five specialist treatment rooms including colposcopy, audiology and phlebotomy.

The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an afternoon reception for 100 guests and staff at the hospital.

Princess Alexandra was a returning guest, after having previously visited the hospital twice before, in 2016 and before in 1986, when she opened the Alexandra Ward named in her honour.

Graham Ball, Executive Chairman, New Victoria Hospital, said the team were thrilled to welcome the royal back to Kingston again.

"The Hospital is honoured to welcome back HRH Princess Alexandra to unveil this plaque.

"We are very proud of our new entrance and outpatient suite – for the first time people will be able to see the entrance to the Hospital from the road," Mr Ball said.

New Victoria Hospital's Chief Executive David Marshall added the redevelopment would be a boon for the whole community.

"The redevelopment...enhances our position in the local community. It enables us to treat more patients from the local area and provides us with the opportunity to expand and grow our services," Mr Marshall said.

New Victoria Hospital in Kingston, Surrey, is a private charity-owned Hospital which has provided medical services to the local community for 60 years, owned by its parent charity the Victoria Foundation