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.