Hospital marks Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

27 April 2012

Susan Jones with the foundation stone and the rowan tree.

A SPECIAL tree planting ceremony has taken place at Neath Port Talbot Hospital to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The rowan tree, donated by Baglan Moor Healthcare, was planted next to the pond near the Y Rhosyn cancer support day unit by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board chairman Win Griffiths.

Alongside it, the foundation stone from the old Neath General Hospital was put on display, marking 100 years since it was first laid.

Susan Jones, operational site manager at Neath Port Talbot Hospital, said: “Thank you very much to Baglan Moor Healthcare for their generous donation.

“It was a very kind gesture which enabled us to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It also provided us with the opportunity to lay the foundation stone.”

John Charles, Baglan Moor healthcare manager, added: “We donated the tree because we discovered that trees had been planted in the area for the coronation of King George VI.

“We are pleased that we have been able to continue the tradition of ceremonial tree planting to mark significant historic events.”

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