File 14 - Papers relating to the change of name of the hospital

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GB 3544 RHN-AD-01-14

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Papers relating to the change of name of the hospital

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  • 1983-1988 (Creation)

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(1854-present)

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Correspondence, memoranda, board minutes and reports relating to the change of the hospital's name from Royal Hospital and Home for Incurables to an alternative name which no longer including the term 'incurables', which had become "increasingly problematic". File includes correspondence between the Hospital and representatives of the Privy Purse, the Charles, Prince of Wales and members of the public regarding changing the name; an annotated list of alternative names drawn up; report on the case for changing the charity's name; notes from a meeting with J Walter Thompson, the marketing and communications firm, regarding name change, 1987. File also includes a letter from HRH Prince Charles congratulating the Development Trust for the Young Disabled new appeal for a 45 bed unit in November 1986.

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