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Duke of Westminster

It is with the greatest sadness that we announce that the Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor (64), died on Tuesday 9th August at the Preston Royal Hospital.  He was taken there from the Abbeystead Estate in Lancashire where he had suddenly been taken ill.  His family ask for privacy and understanding at this very difficult time.

The creation of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (the DNRC) was the personal initiative of the Duke and he was determined to ensure that the best possible clinical rehabilitation facilities are available to those members of the armed forces who pay a very high price for their service in terms of major injury – and that once established, Defence’s renowned expertise in the clinical rehabilitation field of medicine would be shared with the nation.  His untimely death will not prejudice the achievement of his ambition and the significant legacy he intended to establish.