Shropshire

London 2012: Showjumper in Shropshire hospital ceremony

Tim Stockdale
Image caption Tim Stockdale was in hospital for six weeks

A showjumper who hopes to ride at the Olympics has officially opened a new entrance at the Shropshire hospital which treated him after a fall.

Tim Stockdale, 43, fell off a horse in October 2011 and was treated for spinal injuries at Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, near Oswestry.

The hospital opened its new facilities on 14 May following a £2.7m scheme.

But Stockdale, who was in hospital for six weeks, officially cut the ribbon at a ceremony on Tuesday.

The redevelopment of the hospital includes a new cafe, extended restaurant and self check-in kiosks.

The car park revamp also features charging points for electric vehicles.

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