206 staff from Cumbria Partnership NHS show support for #Hellomynameis

An incredible 206 members of staff from Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have showed their support for the #Hellomynameis in a new video.

The uplifting video can be viewed here

Claire Molloy, Chief Executive at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said:

“It’s wonderful that so many of our staff have embraced this campaign, it highlights the fundamental importance of staff introducing themselves to patients. It can be easy in the incredibly busy world we live in to forget something so small but by introducing ourselves patients can feel more human, more important and less frightened.

“This campaign reflects our own values of spirit, ambition, kindness and fairness and I am thrilled that our staff are supporting it.”

Some of the satff who supported the #hellomynameis campaign

The ‘Hello my name is’ campaign was launched by Dr Kate Granger who is a terminal cancer patient and a doctor. She explains why she started #Hellomynameis on the campaign’s homepage:

“I'm a doctor, but also a terminally ill cancer patient. During a hospital stay last summer I made the stark observation that many staff looking after me did not introduce themselves before delivering care.

“This felt very wrong so encouraged and supported by my husband we decided to start a campaign to encourage and remind healthcare staff about the importance of introductions in the delivery of care.

“I firmly believe it is not just about knowing someone's name, but it runs much deeper. It is about making a human connection, beginning a therapeutic relationship and building trust. In my mind it is the first rung on the ladder to providing compassionate care.”

Everyone is encouraged to spread the word of the hellomynameis campaign through twitter. #hellomynameis has made over 75 million impressions in the last year

You can read Kate Granger’s blog here