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Saint Francis Hospice pays tribute to Kate

Everyone at Saint Francis Hospice would like to extend their warmest wishes and thoughts to the family, friends and loved ones of Dr Kate Granger, who died aged 34 on Saturday (23rd July). 
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Her inspirational work will have reached thousands if not millions of people around the world - not least those receiving care for illnesses, who are bound to have a better experience thanks to Kate's #HelloMyNameIs campaign and the spotlight she shone on the need for personalisation in health care provision.  

All staff at Saint Francis Hospice support Kate's important campaign and we publicly declared our support on the 2nd February 2014. The concept of care tailored to the needs of the individual is one we - and the hospice movement - have long supported.  

#HelloMyNameIs forms part of our new staff training and all of our offices carry #HelloMyNameIs signs on the wall detailing the names of the people in each room.  

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All new hospice staff introduce themselves with a #HelloMyNameIs email

We were also so moved by her use of social media during her stay at St Gemma's hospice, where she openly documented elements of hospice care that we strive to communicate with the population. This ranged from the thoughtfulness of the date night the hospice staff helped to facilitate to her positive words about holistic care she received from nurses, complementary therapists and counsellors. She's highlighted the marvels of hospice care and showed the human side of the work that goes on at hospices across this country every single day.     

Saint Francis Hospice will always promote Kate's values, support the #HelloMyNameIs campaign and ensure her legacy is one that continues to thrive long into the future.

Hospice staff join the #HelloMyNameIs campaign in February 2014.