Today, 1st April 2018, marks our Trust’s first official day as University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, following approval for our name change being issued by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.
A spokesperson for the Trust explains: “Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust was established in 1994. The environment in which we operate has changed considerably since then and we want to recognise and cement our status as an organisation which is intrinsically involved with teaching, education and research.
“Our Trust works in close partnership with the University of Plymouth and with the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. We also support the University of Exeter Medical School with the placement of medical imaging students and are developing closer relationships with Plymouth’s Marjon University, a national leader in rehabilitation.
“Changing the name of our Trust better reflects our status as an organisation with strong educational and research functions has been a long held ambition of our Trust Board.”
A number of changes have already taken place to our stationery, literature and electronic branding to reflect our new name, the Trust will update larger, external signage across all of it's sites as and when necessary to minimise the spend of public money.