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Hospital Names

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the procedure is for the naming of the new hospital in Havering NHS Trust; and who has the final decision on the new name. (95089)

This is a local issue. The Department expects national health service organisations to use sensible names that are clear, ideally with a geographical reference, without acronyms.

If a trust wishes to use a royal name, the procedure is that they would have to write to Buckingham Palace for permission.