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Kate Granger and the lasting legacy of #hellomynameis

Thousands of nurses have championed Kate Granger's simple message of introducing themselves during every patient contact.
Kate Granger

Thousands of nurses have championed Kate Granger's simple message of introducing themselves during every patient contact

When Kate Granger died in a hospice on 23 July, aged 34, she left behind a legacy of changing the face of patient care with a simple, yet effective, campaign championed by nurses, doctors and healthcare leaders the world over.

Three years ago, while in hospital with a post-operative infection, Dr Granger discussed with her husband the failure of some staff on a ward to introduce themselves to her.

From her hospital bed she launched the #hellomynameis campaign to encourage staff to introduce themselves during every patient contact.

Social media

Using mainly social media, the campaign has been backed by more

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