After a NHS Board meeting on 3 October 2016, a paper was presented, which discussed options for naming of the region’s new acute hospital (due to open in December 2017). It was discused if the new hospital should keep the name  ‘Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary’ a  public survey to see what YOUR opinion is on the matter has been launched.

A spokes person stated “Board members were informed that consultation with staff representative groups had taken place and that these groups had expressed a preference for transfer of the name ‘Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary’ to the new hospital.  Board members heard the opinion that this was a well recognised historic title that conveyed the clinical status of the new facility.  It was noted that facilities remaining on the existing site would, therefore, need to be re-named to avoid confusion.

 However, the Board also heard alternative views that a new name would both highlight the modernisation of acute care in the region and avoid the potential confusion noted above.

 It was, therefore, agreed at the Board that we would seek wider public opinion on the name of the new hospital.  To this end, we would be grateful if you could provide us with your view by answering this simple survey question:

 “Do you think that the name ‘Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary’ should transfer to the new hospital?”

 We will run this survey until 31 October 2016, following which, we will present the results to Board members who will make the decision on whether to apply for transfer of the DGRI name or to begin the process of choosing a completely new title. ”

To answer the Survey please click HERE Thank you for your participation.

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