PRINCESS Anne officially opened a South Shields health centre today.
The Princess Royal unveiled a commemorative plaque at the new £1.6m Marsden Road Health and Wellbeing Centre, in Marsden Road.
She was taken on a guided tour of the building, including the newly refurbished GP surgery, before seeing a range of community facilities such as the new sports hall and multi-use games area, and enjoying afternoon tea with invited guests.
She’ll also meet health professionals, patients, local ward councillors and members of the community.
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