The name of the new hospital was the subject of significant public and staff engagement, and fierce competition.
Dozens of suggestions were whittled down to four, with each option being endorsed by a local celebrity and promoted in the local press.
People were able to post, email, phone and text their preference and following review of the feedback, the Trust Board confirmed the Midland Metropolitan Hospital as the new name.
The Midland Metropolitan Hospital option had been championed by local rock star Ozzy Osbourne and is already sometimes referred to affectionately as the ‘Midland Met’ or simply ‘The Met.’
This name was altered in 2020 to The Midland Metropolitan University Hospital in February 2020 to acknowledge Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust’s partnership with education providers across the West Midlands and our deepening engagement with research.