South East Wales

Dame Shirley Bassey honoured at children's hospital

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Media captionDame Shirley Bassey is a long-standing supporter of the Noah's Ark appeal

Dame Shirley Bassey was honoured at the Children's Hospital for Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.

The main walkway outside the hospital was renamed Dame Shirley Bassey Way in recognition of her support for the charity set up to fund it.

The singer, who is a patron of the Noah's Ark Appeal, was given a tour before the ceremony.

She also met staff and patients at the recently opened £64m second phase of the hospital.

Dame Shirley said the naming of the road was an honour on a par with being made a dame.

She hugged the sign and said the last time she visited, there was no roof and she was in a hard hat.

Image caption Dame Shirley met staff, patients and their families on the visit
Image caption The road outside the hospital was named after Dame Shirley in recognition of her support
Image caption The second phase of the hospital was opened in March

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