WAYS WITH WORDSBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7012.1084 (Published 21 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1084
- Alex Paton
I was sitting on a tribunal at what used to be the Countess of Chester Hospital, waiting for an appellant who was late. He arrived eventually with profuse apologies and explained that he was a stranger to the area and had driven past the “Countess of Chester Health Park,” not realising that it was a hospital.
The new NHS trusts seem to be in the business of throwing out well established dirty words, like “hospital,” presumably in favour of …