BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 21 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1084
  1. Alex Paton

    Changing names

    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 …

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