Health Trust asks patients and residents: 'Should we add Scarborough to our name?'

The health trust which runs Scarborough Hospital is looking to add the town to its name, eight years after it took it over.

Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, 4:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, 4:28 pm

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is asking patients and local residents if it should adopt a new title to incorporate Scarborough.

In 2012 York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust merged with Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which took on the existing York name.

That may now be about to change.

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A spokesman for the trust said: “In the years since the merger, the question of changing the Trust’s name has continued to be raised by staff and by some members of our communities. It is increasingly clear that the name of the Trust does not accurately describe what we are as an organisation.

“As such, we would like to change our name to York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

“We believe that the change will send a strong, inclusive message to all of our staff, help us move forward as a single organisation, and better represent the communities we serve, now and in the future.

“Changing our name will not impact on the services we currently provide but before making any decision we want to know what our patients, staff, trust members and local people think about the proposed change.”

People can give their views by visiting HERE.