People power brings back 'Wagga Base'

Health district agrees to change name

People power brings back 'Wagga Base'

The Murrumbidgee Local Health District says signage and other naming at Wagga’s Hospital will be changed over time, after bowing to public pressure to officially change the name back to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital.

61% of more than 6,500 people who responded to the MLHD’S survey were in favour of changing the name back, while 24% wanted to keep the name Wagga Wagga Rural Referral Hospital.

15% preferred Wagga Wagga Hospital.

There’s no word yet on how much it will cost to replace the signage and naming material.