The name of Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has changed to recognise that the organisation has evolved and now delivers more than just hospital care. From September it will be known as Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

The Trust started providing adult community health services for Guildford and Waverley in April 2018 and the organisation felt that it was important that its name reflected the range of services it now offers.

Chief Executive Louise Stead said: “Not a great deal changes in real terms. I know that our staff will be working hard and providing great care for our patients, wherever that may be.

“The changes have been happening gradually as we have welcomed adult community health services into the Royal Surrey family, which now includes our colleagues working in the heart of our community, including local village hospitals and in the homes of those we serve. It is important to stress that our major site will still be known as Royal Surrey County Hospital.

“Changing the name of the Trust is a small but important gesture to recognise how we have grown and the importance we place on working together seamlessly for our patients.”