A hospital trust is keen to find anyone with a rich knowledge of Barnet Hospital to help rename one of its buildings.

Graseby House in Fitzjohn Avenue in Chipping Barnet has been converted into a new home and workplace for some of the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust's staff.

Formerly student accommodation, Graseby House has been transformed into accommodation for 63 clinical staff and offices for 100 administration staff.

The refurbished building, which reopened in October last year, is still known as Graseby House but hospital bosses are keen to tie the building more closely with Barnet Hospital, which is just up the road.

Times Series: A junior doctor from Barnet Hospital inside her room at Graseby House. Credit: Royal Free CharityA junior doctor from Barnet Hospital inside her room at Graseby House. Credit: Royal Free Charity

Chief executive of the Royal Free Charity, Jon Spiers, said: "Graseby House is a fantastic building providing critically needed starter accommodation for nurses and office space for support staff.

"We’d love readers’ help to create a more direct link between Graseby House and Barnet Hospital, whose staff and patients it serves, so we’re able to reflect that in a new name for the building.

"We’ve had some suggestions from NHS staff but we’d also like to hear from anyone in the community with knowledge of the history of Barnet Hospital who might be able to help us create a name that does that.

"Having said that, we’re not trying to take away its history and if anyone can tell us more about where the name Graseby comes from, we’d be intrigued to hear."

Anyone with any suggestions of a new name or knows why Graseby House is known by that name currently should email the Royal Free Charity's special projects lead, Philippa Hutchinson.

Philippa can be contacted at Philippa.hutchinson@royalfreecharity.org