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Duke of Edinburgh officially opens heart centre in Luton

The Duke of Edinburgh at Luton and Dunstable Hospital
Image caption The Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the cardiac centre in Luton

The Duke of Edinburgh has officially opened a new cardiac centre at Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

Prince Philip, 91, visited the £5.5m centre, which can treat about 700 people annually and opened last year.

The duke, who was treated for a blocked coronary artery at Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire in 2011, took a guided tour of the new unit and met staff.

Spencer Colvin, chairman of the NHS Foundation Trust, said the hospital was "delighted" by the visit.

"This project has involved a challenging and imaginative redesign of the original hospital building to provide us with a high-quality facility and a service which benefits so many local people," he said.

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