Talk:Rikshospitalet

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It's name in English has always been translated as The National Hospital. It's not called Rikshospitalet University Hospital. The "University Hospital" part was added to the names of the other university hospitals only recently (in the early 2000s), but has never been used for Rikshospitalet, which has always been known in Norwegian as simply Rikshospitalet (literally, The National Hospital). That the national hospital also is a university hospital has been considered self-evident and already implied by its name. Proxcess (talk) 11:56, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

According to their official webpages in English, the proper English translation is Rikshospitalet University Hospital. Espenra (talk) 14:50, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

The same page, obviously written by some rather incompetent person, also claims that it was "until 1 October 2007 called Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Medical Center". When researchers from The National Hospital publish articles in international journals, their institution is referred to as The National Hospital[1]. As the national hospital of Norway, it has been referred to in English as The National Hospital since the 19th century. As such, it is the correct, established historical name in English as a hospital, and the "Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Medical Center" nonsense health trust names of the recent years doesn't change this - it doesn't change a long history. "Rikshospitalet University Hospital" is not proper English and it contain the word "hospital" twice, which is ridiculous ("National Hospital University Hospital"). "the national hospital" norway return almost 20,000 Google results, a lot of them from government websites, other from journals or databases. Proxcess (talk) 02:22, 19 June 2009 (UTC)