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Date: 14 November 2016

Chairman of B&NES Council visits Royal United Hospital

Dementia care and children's therapies were among the services shown to Cllr Alan Hale, Chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council when he visited the Royal United Hospital.

Trust Chairman Brian Stables and Chief Executive James Scott escorted Cllr Hale on a tour of the hospital, including meeting staff in the Emergency Department.

One of Cllr Hale's chosen charities in his year of office is RICE, the dementia research and treatment centre housed at the RUH. He met staff at the dementia-friendly Combe ward and learned about autism and cerebral palsy in children.

He was also show around Children's Therapies, part of the Children's Unit. He is pictured, right, with Brian Stables and Emily Graham, Head of Children's Therapies.

Brian Stables said: "It was a pleasure to welcome Councillor Hale to the RUH and to show him some of the valuable work we do here. I'm sure he found it an interesting and educational visit."

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