Princess Alexandra, The Queen’s cousin, officially opened St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham
Published 13 February 2020
Over 50 years ago, on 24th July 1967,Princess Alexandra, The Queen’s cousin, officially opened St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham.
Since opening, St Christopher’s has been committed to education and research, as well as excellence in clinical care. This combination of science, care and sharing of experiences identified the opening of St Christopher’s with the start of the modern hospice movement. It has been a centre of innovation and insight into palliative care ever since.
Princess Alexandra became Royal Patron of St Christopher’s in 1981 and has visited every year since 1982. Her Royal Highness returned to the hospice to spend time with patients, their families, staff and dedicated volunteers.
Find out more: https://www.stchristophers.org.uk