#hellomynameis day is an international campaign in memory of Dr Kate Granger MBE. Dr Kate Granger MBE was an English geriatrician and campaigner for better patient care.
Sadly, in 2011 she was diagnosed with desmoplastic small-round-cell tumour (DSRCT), a type of sarcoma, as a terminal cancer patient she subsequently started the “#hellomynameis” campaign encouraging healthcare staff to introduce themselves to patients. Her journey started with posting blogs and on social media about her first-hand experiences, she gradually gained a lot of support and now has the backing of over 400,000 health workers from across the world that personalised healthcare is important.
At 29 years old Kate was told that her condition was incurable, she described the experience of getting news as psychologically scarring. She had no personal relationship with the doctor who told her, neither did the doctor give any support after telling Kate the news. From this experience she started the #hellomynameis campaign. As a result of campaigning many health workers started to wear personalised ID card holder with the statement “hello my name is” followed by their full name and a nice smiling picture of them. The health care staff that wear these ID cards were now able to become more personal with their patients. This is very important for terminally ill patients such as, Kate because they know they don’t have long left to live, having a friendly doctor can go such a long way to making that patients day.
As of February 2015, the campaign has been endorsed by more than 400,000 doctors, nurses, therapists, receptionists and porters across over 90 organisations, including NHS Trusts across England, NHS Scotland, NHS Wales and the NHS in Northern Ireland.
Dr Kate Granger MBE had also raised and donated proceeds from the sales of her two books, and sponsored events such as a tandem skydiving jump, to cancer research. In total she raised over £250,000 for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.
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Dr Kate Granger MBE
We at CMB support Dr Granger’s campaign and we want to do our bit to help NHS and other health care staff to become more personal with patients and this can be started with something as simple as personalised ID cards and lanyards for the staff to wear.
At Concise Lanyards we have the ability to provide lanyards, card holders and ID cards all in one set for your organisation.
Building relationships with ill patients in 2021 is as important as ever and we want to be part of helping all health care staff members and the NHS in becoming more personal and caring to patients to help get through their toughest times.
The responsibility of carrying on Dr Kate Granger’s campaign is ours and for all the terminally ill patients currently in hospital.