The cafe at Stoke Mandeville Hospital honouring Jimmy Savile is to be renamed in the wake of the sex abuse scandal.
Jimmy’s cafe was opened by the late DJ in 2005 to recognise his years of fundraising for the spinal unit.
Volunteer charity WRVS said it had reached an agreement with the hospital to rename it Cafe@WRVS.
WRVS chief executive, David McCullough, said: “WRVS and Stoke Mandeville Hospital have agreed that Jimmy’s cafe will be renamed Cafe@WRVS, aligning it with other WRVS cafes across the country.”
Mike Mackenzie, who knew Savile and is chairman of the Poppa Guttmann Trust, had written to both WRVS and Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust boss Anne Eden suggesting the cafe be renamed Poppa’s after founder of the spinal unit Ludwig ‘Poppa’ Guttmann.
He said: “I’m a bit disappointed. It doesn’t trip off the tongue whereas saying ‘meet you in Poppa’s’ does. I’m mystified and disappointed.”
Mr Mackenzie said his letter to Mr McCullough had been passed on and would be considered, while he said Ms Eden had praised the suggestion of Poppa’s.
The spinal unit patient said he would now be tempted to write to WRVS again and see whether both names could be used together.
A WRVS spokeswoman added the current sign, which is white neon and in the shape of Savile’s signature would be removed as soon as possible.