The name of a Surrey hospital trust is changing to recognise that the organisation has evolved and now delivers more than just hospital care.
From today (Monday 23rd September) Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will be known as Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.
The Trust started providing adult community health services for Guildford and Waverley in April 2018 and the organisation felt that it was important that its name reflected the range of services it now offers.
Chief Executive Louise Stead said: “Not a great deal changes today in real terms. I know that our staff will be working hard and providing great care for our patients, wherever that may be.
“The changes have been happening gradually as we have welcomed adult community health services into the Royal Surrey family, which now includes our colleagues working in the heart of our community, including local village hospitals and in the homes of those we serve.
“Changing the name of the Trust is a small but important gesture to recognise how we have grown and the importance we place on working together seamlessly for our patients.”
As part of the change Royal Surrey is also launching a new website that will go live later today.
The new site is device responsive and built with input from patients, colleagues and partners and will grow over the coming months.