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‘Hello my name is…’ campaign launched at the trust

‘Hello my name is…’ campaign launched at the trust

Wirral Community NHS Trust has joined a massive social media movement launched by a terminally ill doctor from the north of England.


The 'Hello my name is...' campaign was spearheaded by Dr Kate Granger, a young hospital consultant from Yorkshire who works in elderly care, to improve the patient experience not only here in the UK, but across the world. Kate became frustrated with the number of staff who failed to introduce themselves to her when she was in hospital. Her campaign on social media platform Twitter is inspiring nurses, doctors, therapists, receptionists, porters, domestics and staff in all roles.


Dr Granger, 33, has terminal cancer, and has made it her mission in whatever time she has left to get as many members of NHS staff as possible pledging to introduce themselves to their patients.
This campaign is simple – reminding staff to go back to basics and introduce themselves to patients properly. Kate talks about this as "the first rung on the ladder to providing compassionate care" and sees it as the start of making a vital human connection, beginning a therapeutic relationship and building trust between patients and healthcare staff.


Officially launched at the trust's Staff Awards on Thursday 26 February, Sandra Christie, Director of Nursing and Performance said: "We are delighted to support this campaign, which highlights the importance of treating patients as people and shows how the smallest things can make the biggest difference."


You can pledge your support to the campaign on twitter #hellomynameis @wirralct @grangerkate


Take a look at the #Hello my name is... gallery.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 14:48

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