Hospital staff pledge to support campaign

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Hospital workers in Rotherham met the woman responsible for the ‘Hello, my name is’ campaign.

Kate Granger, who has terminal cancer, spearheaded the campaign after noticing that some doctors, nurses and support staff failed to introduce themselves to her when delivering her care.

Kate, who has worked in Yorkshire as a consultant and registrar said a basic introduction makes a huge difference to patients..

Now NHS organisations up and down the country have urged their staff to always introduce themselves to those in their care.

Louise Barnett, Chief Executive of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Tust, said: “We are delighted that Kate herself has supported our commitment to the campaign by selecting our Trust to visit.

“I have personally committed to ‘hello my name is’ and encourage others to do the same so

that together we can make a positive difference to how patients feel.

“Here at our Trust more than 500 colleagues have pledged to ‘hello my name is’ and we are encouraging all colleagues to make this commitment.

Kate’s visit to Rotherham was stop 14 of 15 on a tour which has spanned England, Scotland and Wales.

Staff described Kate’s talk at the Trust as ‘inspirational’ and ‘humbling’.

During her visit As part of her visit Kate signed a pledge which will be displayed around the Trust as a lasting token of the commitment made on the campaign’s behalf.

For more information about the work of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trus visit www.therotherhamft.nhs.uk or follow

@RotherhamNHS_FT on Twitter.