Listen Back To RNOH Stanmore Building Royal Opening

Radio Brockley was privileged to broadcast live coverage of the official opening of The Stanmore Building to patients of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. The broadcast team featured host David Rauch and reporter Keith Reeve, with guest reporter Sarah Wright from the SCAT charity. The technical team consisted of Ron Laver and Alan Joyce, with Caroline Keating collecting requests and making sure patients were tuned in.

The ceremony was attended by HRH Prince Andrew and his daughter HRH Princess Eugenie, who is patron of the RNOH Charity and the hospital’s most famous ex-patient. In a magical moment before the ceremony, Her Royal Highness was re-introduced to Clinical Commissioning Manager Christine Bows, who it was revealed actually treated Eugenie when she was a patient years ago. The princess gave Christine a huge hug on realising.

The live broadcast included speeches by the two royals, along with RNOH Chairman Professor Tony Goldstone, and the RNOH reverend Wendy Brooker who gave a blessing. There were also interviews with CEO Rob Hurd, Chairman Tony Goldstone, Steve Cannon MBE, and Professor Tim Briggs.

You can now listen back to extended highlights of the event on a Brockley News Extra – special edition, including the royal speeches and the best of the interviews.