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#hellomynameis Southend Hospital video is a hit

11 February 2015

Health Care

Staff from right across Southend Hospital have been supporting the #hellomynameis campaign, founded by doctor Kate Granger, in their droves.

A video featuring staff promoting the #hellomynameis campaign has proved to be something of a hit with hundreds viewing it in its first weekend of being uploaded to the hospital's YouTube channel.

Southend Hospital staff from nurses to consultants to health care assistants and senior managers were just some of the dedicated staff pledging their support at the hospital's core brief meeting which saw all those attending writing their names on the #hellomynameis placards and holding them aloft, united in the cause.

That's not to say that it isn't something that the hospital doesn't advocate already in its staff, whatever their job role.

Sue Hardy, acting chief executive at Southend Hospital, said: "Of course it's something we instil in all of our staff, especially when engaging with patients and their relatives, but highlighting important and passionate schemes like this is vitally important in reminding each and every one of us that patients are people and that everybody matters.

"It's a bit like the don't drink and drive campaign that police run over Christmas, it's something important all the time and all year round but at the same time it is essential to remind people of the importance of it and staff at Southend Hospital have been pleased to lend their voice to the campaign."

National support for the simple but important scheme that has gained huge momentum across the whole health care profession up and down the country.

See staff taking part in the campaign in this short #hellomynameis Inspired video: www.youtube.com/SouthendHospitalNHS.

Image: Southend Hospital staff highlighting the #hellomynameis campaign at core brief.