Homerton Hospital to change formal name in April

Homerton Hospital

Homerton Hospital - Credit: Fin Fahey

Homerton Hospital will be changing its full name at start of next month on April 1. 

The Hackney hospital's formal title, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has existed since it became of of the first 10 foundation trusts to be set up within the health service in April 2004. 

It retained its current name in 2011 despite integrating City and Hackney's community services within the trust's hospital acute services. 

Homerton Hospital's current formal name will change at the beginning of next month

Homerton Hospital's current formal name will change at the beginning of next month - Credit: Homerton Hospital

A poll among staff found the majority favoured a name change, with the name Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust winning out. 

Among Trust members, 51 per cent voted in favour of a name change. 

The full new name for Homerton Hospital will be Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The full new name for Homerton Hospital will be Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - Credit: Homerton Hospital

Trust chief executive Tracey Fletcher said: "With the advent of the new Integrated Care System for north east London being launched last year, we believe this is the right time to amend our name."

She says it will "better reflect" how the trust provides a wide range of health care in hospital and in local communities in City, Hackney and beyond.