June 5 - A new modular ward has been named after treble London 2012 Paralympic gold medallist dressage rider Sophie Christiansen in the hospital she has received extensive treatment in.
The rider, who now has a total of five Paralympic gold medals, having also won two at Beijing 2008, opened the new Christiansen Unit at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough.
"I am truly honoured to have this ward named after me," said the 25-year-old, who lives in Maidenhead.
You saved my life when I was a baby, and without you I wouldn't be here today.
"You guys are part of my life, and I want to say thank you for putting me back together when I fall off - which I'm pleased to say I don't do too often."
The new 16-bed unit, which has a 25-year lifespan, provides care for patients following surgery and uses the principles of enhanced recovery, which helps patients get better quicker.
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October 2012: Paralympic equestrian champion Christiansen inspires youngsters at David Lloyd
September 2012: Christiansen becomes first British Paralympian to win three golds at London 2012