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Queen inspects 132m NHS makeover
The Queen has met staff and patients on a visit to a hospital that has undergone a 132m revamp.

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen toured the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on Friday.

The hospital completed an eight-year building project to bring services from Reading's Battle Hospital onto a single site in December 2005.

The multi-million pound project was described as England's biggest Treasury-funded NHS building scheme.

As well as demonstrations of a robotic arm and angioplasty techniques, which use balloons to open blocked blood vessels, the royal visit took in a children's ward and radiology.

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