SUF is pleased to be supporting the national campaign called #hellomynameis with our new name badges.
This campaign asks Nurses and other frontline staff to tell their patients their name, as part of a campaign for more compassionate, human care, launched by a terminally ill doctor on the popular social media website Twitter.
The “hello my name is” campaign was started by Dr Kate Granger after she became frustrated with the number of staff who failed to introduce themselves to her when she was an inpatient.
Dr Granger, has terminal cancer but continues to work as an elderly medicine registrar. Since leaving hospital, she has started a campaign on Twitter asking NHS staff to make a pledge to introduce themselves in future to their patients.
We believe introductions are about making a human connection between one human being who is suffering and vulnerable, and another human being who wishes to help.
They begin therapeutic relationships and can instantly build trust in difficult circumstances.
SUF is asking Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust to support this campaign.
You can support Dr Granger’s campaign on Twitter by sending her a message at:
@GrangerKate, including your name and the phrase #hellomynameis.