The importance of Introductions
We in Saint John of God Hospital are proud to join the global #hellomynameis campaign.
The ‘Hello my name is…’ campaign was started by Kate Granger, a doctor and terminally ill cancer patient in the UK. Following her admission to hospital in August 2013, Kate noticed that very few of those treating her introduced themselves by name. It felt incredibly wrong that such a basic step in communication was missing. Kate then started the #Hellomynameis campaign on social media aiming to encourage and remind hospital staff of the importance of introducing themselves to patients.
A friendly introduction is much more than common courtesy. It is about making a human connection between one human being who is suffering and vulnerable, and another human being who wants to help.
#hellomynameis helps provide truly person-centred and compassionate care.
Sadly Kate Granger passed away 23rd July 2016 - RIP