On Monday, December 14, 2015, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales arrived at the Mildmay UK Hospital in East London to meet with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Positive patients as well as dedicated doctors and staff who treat the patients.
According to a press release since 1988 the Mildmay UK Hospital has been providing care and services to people living with HIV. The hospital is:
“…the only center in Europe dedicated to rehabilitation for people with a complex HIV condition called HAND – HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder. This condition occurs when HIV enters the brain causing symptoms similar to severe dementia, including memory loss, confusion, loss of a sense of self, difficulty walking, speaking and coping with to day to day tasks.
Mildmay’s specialized care and support includes highly skilled medical and nursing care, treatment and rehabilitation which combines a range of therapies. These include counselling, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language, music and art therapies and mental health services.”
During today’s visit Prince Harry officially opened the hospital’s new £6 million new purpose-built facilities.
For more information about Mildmay UK Hospital and the great work they do please visit their official website here.