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NHS Trust Changes Name to Reflect University Ties

Posted by Richard Ward

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The University of Hull has welcomed news that an NHS Trust will change its name to reflect its strong focus on teaching and close partnership with the university.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has received the go-ahead from the Department of Health and Social Care to become Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust from February 2019.

The decision to change the name is part of a bid to attract more clinical staff and trainees to the region.

Professor Julie Jomeen, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull, said: "We welcome the renaming of the Trust which demonstrates its commitment to learning and research and also reflects the shared ambitions and strong connections between the Faculty of Health Sciences, Hull York Medical School, and the Trust."

"For many years, we have been working in close partnership to improve the health of our region: many of our health professionals and medical students gain essential experience as part of their programmes of study at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital and make a valuable contribution to the health of our community. A large proportion of our graduates then go on to work at the hospitals post qualification where they build on the close links they have already forged there to develop as outstanding practitioners across many specialities as well as undertaking high-calibre research, which positively influences the health of our region."

It is hoped the name change will attract more interest and hopefully more people to work in the city.