• Short Summary

    PRINCESS MARGARET VISITED CHAILEY IN SUSSEX YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO OPEN A WORKSHOP AND TRAINING UNIT FOR THALIDOMIDE BABIES.

  • Description

    PRINCESS MARGARET VISITED CHAILEY IN SUSSEX YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) TO OPEN A WORKSHOP AND TRAINING UNIT FOR THALIDOMIDE BABIES.THE UNIT IS PART OF THE CHAILEY HERITAGE HOSPITAL AND SCHOOL FOR PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AND IS CONSIDERED TO BE MOST ADVENTUROUS OF IT'S KIND IN EUROPE.

    AT CHAILEY SOME OF BRITAIN'S 285 THALIDOMIDE CHILDREN ARE HAVING THEIR EARLY LESSONS...WITH THE AID OF INDIVIDUALLY MADE ARTIFICIAL LIMBS AND A DEVOTED TRAINED STAFF...IN LIVING A NORMAL TODDLER'S LIFE.

    THE NEW UNIT WAS BUILT AS A PRIORITY PROJECT AND HAS ITS OWN WORKSHOPS WHERE THE LIMBS ARE MADE.IT'S A HIGHLY SPECIALIZED PRODUCTION LINE.

    THE UNIT WAS BUILT AS A DIRECT RESULT OF A PUBLIC APPEAL LAUNCHED JUST OVER A YEAR AGO AND WHICH RAISED GBP100,000.THE UNIT COST GBP25,000 AND EMPLOYS TWO FULLTIME RESEARCH ENGINEERS.

    FILM SHOWS THE UNIT, KNOWN AS THE LADY HOARE BUILDING, CHILDREN IN WHEELCHAIRS AND AT PLAY AND PRINCESS MARGARET'S TOUR OF THE PREMISES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9PR08GSPZW2PAIUOOEM2M6W54
    Media URN:
    VLVA9PR08GSPZW2PAIUOOEM2M6W54
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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