#Hellomynameis campaign

Kate Granger #hellomynameisDr Kate Granger, founder of the #hellomynameis campaign, sadly passed away on 23 July. An inspirational woman, doctor and campaigner, she helped shape the face of doctor-patient relations over the past three years.

In August 2013, Kate founded the #hellomynameis campaign from her hospital bed, feeling dismayed with staff not introducing themselves when providing her with care. The campaign has since made over one million impressions on social media.

Kate was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of terminal cancer in 2011, and has campaigned to change the approach of caregivers worldwide to ‘encourage and remind healthcare staff about the importance of introductions in healthcare’. The campaign was given widespread support from celebrities like Jeremy Clarkson and Drew Barrymore, to prominent politicians such as Prime Minister Theresa May and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Kate raised thousands of pounds for charity, last week hitting her target of 250,000 pounds.

For more information about the #hellomynameis campaign, visit Kate’s website here

To read more about Kate’s inspirational work, visit the BBC website here

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