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A Grand Opening

The new purpose-built building for Bristol Children's Hospital opens in April 2001 with around 100 patients transferred from the old Victorian hospital building to the new state-of-the-art facility. The iconic 'Lollipop' sculpture which stands proudly outside the Children's Hospital, funded by The Grand Appeal, is erected. The Appeal's fundraising total reaches an astonishing £12 million! The Prince of Wales returns to Bristol and performs the opening ceremony for the new Hospital and meets current patients.

Prince Charles visits Bristol in 2001

Prince Charles meets patients as part of his visit to the newly opened Bristol Children's Hospital