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Selby's new hospital named

Selby Hospital

12:17pm 19th April 2011

Residents have decided what to call Selby's new hospital.

Over 1700 of you have voted for the name to be 'The New Selby War Memorial Hospital.'

That's in contrast to just over 100 who wanted it to be called 'Selby Community Hospital.'

Now the names been picked officials say it's a milestone.

They say staff and patients will be moved into the new facility from June.

Jayne Brown, chief executive of NHS North Yorkshire and York, said:

"We were so moved by the depth of feeling in Selby that we wanted to give people a chance to have their say.

"We are very much aware of the importance of the war memorial legacy in the hospital's history, and we will soon be publishing details of how we plan to preserve and recognise this in addition to the new name."

The new hospital in Selby is part of the Selby Community Project - an innovative partnership between NHS North Yorkshire and York and Selby District Council. The two organisations have been working together on the scheme which will see a brand new £22 million community hospital and civic centre built on Doncaster Road in the town.

The new hospital will become operational in June 2011 and Selby District Council staff will relocate to the adjoined Civic Centre in August 2011. To keep up to date with the Selby Community Project, visit www.selbycommunityproject.org.uk.

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