Lord Barry in VIP visit to hospital

Vice president of Attend sees progress of Chester Childbirth Appeal at the Countess of Chester Hospital

Anne Murphy, lead nurse children's services, Anne Martyn, children's unit manager; Lord Barry Jones; Lady Janet Jones,Pat Daniels, appeal director; Sandra Magilton, honorary treasurer and Lynette Goold, hospital play specialist

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust was visited by Lord Barry Jones, vice president of Attend, the new title for The National Association of Hospital and Community Friends.

He came at the invitation of The Chester Childbirth Appeal with his wife Lady Janet to review the charity’s achievements.

They were welcomed by Sir Duncan Nichol, the trust’s chairman, Tony Chambers, chief executive, and Stephen Cross, director of corporate and legal affairs Appeal director Daniels and her trustees honorary treasurer Sandra Magilton and Audrey Houghton accompanied them around the Women and Children’s Building and they were most impressed with what they saw.

They chatted to the patients, the relatives and many of the staff.

The photograph was taken in the recently opened children’s playground and sensory garden by David Briggs, the Lord Lieutenant for Cheshire. The Chester Childbirth Appeal raised £67,000 for this much appreciated facility which was dedicated to the Queen in honour of her Diamond Jubilee.

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