Duchess of Gloucester opens a new hospital for paraplegics at Isleworth, London.
LS. Exterior view, part of new hospital for paraplegics. Duchess of Gloucester House and grounds, & MS. MS. The Duchess of Gloucester leaving after opening the hospital. Hilary Marquand, Minister of Pensions, shakes hands with her before she enters car with another woman. MS. Duchess and Mr Marquand chatting to a man in wheelchair. MS. Mr Marquand escorting Duchess past line of men in wheelchairs. MS. Men in wheelchairs lined up for inspection. MS. Some of the men drinking cups of tea. One holds small daughter on lap. MS. The Duchess chatting with some of the men. MS. Pan up from man in wheelchair to Duchess walking away. LS. GV. Interior, inaugural ceremony with Duchess and several dignitaries on platform. MS. Duchess of Gloucester speaking. MS. Duchess shaking hands with people in wheelchairs - outdoors. MS. Interior of kitchen, women preparing soup. MS. Nurse serving men at dining table. SCU. Two men eating. MS. Back view, people eating. CU. Man eating. MS. Men in wheelchairs playing darts. SCU. Man throwing dart. SCU. Another man throwing dart. CU. Dart board with attendant removing darts. SCU. Man sitting in wheelchair at wash basin. MS. Men in wheelchairs playing billiards. SCU. Man wheeling himself around billiard table. MS. Man lying on bed reading. MS. The personalities having tea. LS. Motor driven wheelchairs lined up in room. MS. Man lifts himself, by means of overhead harness from self-propelled chair to motor driven chair. LMS. He drives off. LMS. Man sitting in chair in garage. MS. Two men playing cards. MS. SCU. Men shaving (2 shots). MS. Men grasps overhead harness and with attendant's help is transferred from wheelchair to bath. MS. Man attempts to walk with the aid of parallel bars in gymnasium. MS. Towards, one man walking with sticks and another with a chair as a support. SCU. Half length shot of man walking with chair.
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