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Patricia Hewitt tours Evelina Children's Hospital

Patients and parents at the Evelina Children's Hospital on Lambeth Palace Road had a surprise visitor on Tuesday - health secretary Patricia Hewitt.

Patricia Hewitt
Patricia Hewitt and Sir Jonathan Michael, chief executive, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

As well as touring the award-winning state-of-the-art building – London's first new children's hospital for more than 100 years – she spent time meeting patients and their families on the wards.

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