Wards get new names after move
HINCHINGBROOKE Hospital is set to spruce up its ward names to avoid confusion when wards move after modernisation and refurbishment. The hospital is keeping its links to tree species in the adjacent country park, with Maple Ward changing to Damson, Willow
HINCHINGBROOKE Hospital is set to spruce up its ward names to avoid confusion when wards move after modernisation and refurbishment.
The hospital is keeping its links to tree species in the adjacent country park, with Maple Ward changing to Damson, Willow to Juniper, Lime to Laurel, Cedar to Magnolia, Oak to Spruce and Chestnut changing to Walnut.
The only one not to change is the children's ward, Holly, which is run by Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust and recently moved to a new £7million purpose-built paediatric centre.
The changes are expected to be approved by the hospital's board when it meets tomorrow (Thursday).
The names were chosen after consultation with staff working on the wards.
A hospital spokesman said this week: "The decision to give all our newly refurbished wards new names has been taken to prevent confusion as patients and staff move to the new facilities.
- 1 Family pay tribute to brothers, 13 and 17, killed in horror BMW crash
- 2 Judge makes contempt of court ruling against Camp Beagle protesters
- 3 Recap: Severe disruption on Great Northern and Thameslink trains to London
- 4 Food delivery robots taking to streets of Cambridgeshire
- 5 Boys, 13 and 17 killed in horror BMW crash near A47 in Peterborough
- 6 Man in his 40s suffers ‘life-changing injuries’ in major crash on A14
- 7 Jacob Crawshaw memorial football match raises more than £8,100
- 8 Huge Victorian house with pool and gym on sale for £1.75m
- 9 First episode of tractor TV show features farmer in Cambridgeshire
- 10 Long queues at Peterborough passport office ahead of holiday season
"As our programme of ward reconfiguration has taken place, wards have moved to different areas on the site, taking their names with them. This has led to a situation where, for example, one ward area has been home to three different wards and ward names.
"Each ward area will now be given an individual name which it will keep, no matter what moves may be made into that area in the future.