The controversial "Wagga Rural Referral Hospital" signage on the top floor of the Wagga Base Hospital building will be removed this weekend.
The Murrumbidgee Local Health District has said the works to remove the sign will being on Saturday, September 19 and should take approximately two days during standard construction hours.
An MLHD spokesperson said work will begin to restore the building facade once the signage is removed.
The former Wagga Base Hospital became the Wagga Rural Referral Hospital in 2015 as part of the construction of the $282 million new facility, which included the multi-storey main building.
But widespread community backlash saw its name changed back to Wagga Base Hospital in early 2018.
Sixty-one per cent of the 6570 voters preferred the name Wagga Base Hospital.
An online poll conducted at the time by The Daily Advertiser attracted more than 1870 votes.
Of these, 85.5 per cent were in favour of returning to the previous name of Wagga Base Hospital, with 8.0 per cent nominating Wagga Hospital as their preferred option.
Just 6.5 per cent supported the retention of Wagga Rural Referral Hospital, which one resident called "tongue twisting".
An MLHD spokesperson said signage to reflect the Wagga Base Hospital name had already been updated at the Edward Street entrance to the health campus, as well as on the ground floor of the acute services building.
The spokesperson said wayfinding signage for the new Stage 3 building is being finalised as construction progresses.
The hospital is currently in the final stage of its $431 million redevelopment.