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Glasgow Yorkhill Hospital celebrates it’s centenary

The Car Hire Glasgow Airport team think the children who were able to sit on the royal chairs were very lucky as part of the celebrations of reaching a hundred years of service at the hospital.

Young children re-enacted the scenes of 100 years ago, at Glasgow Yorkhill Hospital to celebrate its centenary. The very same thrones that King George V and Queen Mary sat on when they opened the facility in 1914 were used by the children playing the parts of the King and Queen.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s director for children and women’s services Kevin Hill said “Yorkhill is imprinted in the consciousness of Scottish people. There are around 90,000 in-patients treated here a year and just as many again treated as out-patients. Over the years there have been a colossal number of people who have a connection with the hospital and the staff here.”

The site will be moving next year to updated facilities and children were invited to write a message for a special time capsule which will be buried on the site of the New Children’s Hospital.