Updated: 10:44 am, Apr 29, 2016
THE ROYAL Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) is to be featured in the official commemorative publication for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration in Windsor.
Published by St James’s House, it will be presented as a gift to the 25,000 VVIP and VIP guests who will attend the Queen’s birthday celebrations from May 12-15.
The publication celebrates the life and reign of the Queen while showcasing a selection of organisations in the UK and Commonwealth, or with strong ties to Britain.
These organisations are drawn from educational, cultural, social, technological and business spheres, and include Royal Charter holders, Royal Warrant holders and recipients of the Queen’s Awards.
Collectively, they provide insights into the Commonwealth today and into the UK’s role in the wider world.
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital has been selected to appear in the area of healthcare.
ROH chief executive officer Jo Chambers said: “The ROH is a national centre of excellence for orthopaedic care, and we were approached by publisher St James’s House with an invitation to appear in the event’s official commemorative album.
“We were invited based on our good editorial fit for the project, and it’s a great honour to be part of this historic celebration. We are proud of our Royal Charter and our long history of public service.”
Pioneering new surgical techniques and advancing treatment for people with bone and joint disorders – the ROH has been at the forefront of orthopaedic care since 1817.
Chief executive of St James’s House, Richard Freed said: “As the official publisher for The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, we have been entrusted with telling the Queen’s story.
“We were also tasked with finding suitable editorial partners for the book, and we were delighted when the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital agreed to help us mark this important milestone.”
Mr Freed said copies of the book will be distributed to key figures and organisations around the world including heads of state, ambassadors and leaders of industry.
St James’s House has also produced publications for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Prince Philip’s 90th birthday and the 750th anniversary of Parliament in the UK.