Announced by the Minister for Health in Dublin, the familiar Arizona name is facing concerns from Irish physicians.
Following nine months of discussions by staff at three children’s hospitals and the Children’s Hospital Group in Ireland, the name was settled and the new national children’s hospital is under construction and open in 2022. It will replace three of Dublin’s existing children’s hospitals.
However last month, Dublin doctors weren’t so sure Phoenix was the best fit for a children’s hospital since its rooted in the concept of rising from ashes and besides that, it’s a familiar name for a world class facility across the pond.
Below is the infographic supplied to the Irish Times from the PR group associated with the project,
The Irish Times provided this quote from The Children’s Hospital Group,
The new children’s hospital will be known as Phoenix Children’s Hospital Ireland. We have registered the trademark for the name here in Ireland giving us the right to use it in any way we see fit. We are of course aware of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, and we have been in touch with our international colleagues to inform them of the fact that Phoenix is the name that has successfully come through our comprehensive naming process.”
Phoenix Children’s response,
“We are aware of the current naming plan and have expressed our concerns about the unavoidable likelihood of confusion (that is already evident in the media and internet).
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