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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The world renown Guys Hospital near London Bridge has announced that it is to change its name later this year.

The hospital, founded in 1772, is named after its founder Thomas Guy but Southwark borough councillors have been lobbying the local health authority because they believe the name is sexist and may lead to confusion. After much discussion the name is to be changed to 'Guys and Dolls Hospital' from December.

The change follows a decision by Kings College Hospital to change its name to 'Kings and Queens College Hospital'.

The problem of names causing offence has been much in the news since Gordon Brown announced, just before his departure, that he was going to rename Whitehall as Greyhall, in case it offended black people.

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