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Readers blog: As a parent, I want children’s hospital to be renamed

Re Dr. Roisin Healy’s letter (Irish Examiner, Tuesday, November 7), I agree that to call the new national children’s hospital Phoenix Health adds insult to injury for parents.

I am one of those parents.

The location is wrong, but why can’t they at least get the name right?

The name should reflect the brave babies and children who become patients, and the wonderful doctors, nurses, and all frontline hospital staff who treat them.

There is already a Phoenix hospital in Ireland and a world-renowned children’s hospital in Arizona
has the same name. Hospitals, nationally and internationally, are in constant contact with each other and surely the shared name will confuse.

Not much thought or common sense went into the naming of the Phoenix.

Our children’s hospital deserves a name worthy of the work done there and of the children whose lives are dependent on it.

Please rename it.

Aisling NcNiffe

Co Kildare


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