Sir George paid another visit to Naomi House, and was taken round by the Chairman, Khalid Aziz.
“Kalid very kindly took me round Jack’s Place – the new centre that is just about to open to accommodate older children. When Naomi House was originally built, many of the children did not survive into adolescence. For the advance of medical science, many children are leading fuller lives for a longer time – and their requirements are different. Hence the investment in Jack’s Place which is a marvellous resource and which will be open very soon”.
Sir George was told that about 75% of the money invested in the Icelandic Banks was likely to be recovered, and there were hopes of funds from the Strategic Health Authority.
“The facilities at Jack’s Place are fantastic, with a pitch for wheelchair football, and a splendid pool with a Jacuzzi. There is a feeling of spaciousness in the building, and I know it will be a great success when it is opened.