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#HelloMyNameIs... Public Lecture

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Lecture Theatre 2, Medical Science Precinct

17 Liverpool St

Hobart, TAS 7000

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Imagine that moment when you are at your most vulnerable. Things are taking place outside of your control. People are buzzing around you. Words are being spoken as though they’re in another language. Your heart is beating fast, you don’t understand what’s going on around you, you are trying to remain calm, you are trying not to crack. Then a stranger enters your vision, greets you with a warm smile and says “Hello, my name is…”

This scenario is now a global campaign for Chris Pointon, Co-Founder of #Hello, My Name Is...

When Chris’s wife Kate Granger entered the health system in the UK as a patient in 2013, both Chris and Kate made the stark observation that many staff looking after her didn’t introduce themselves before delivering her care. It was after these events that Kate made it her mission to change this, encouraging healthcare professionals locally, nationally and now globally to remember the importance of introductions in healthcare.

Chris Pointon shares his story as a husband of a terminally ill wife in the UK health system. He explains how the simple act of an introduction can be instrumental in creating human connection and providing truly person-centred care.

About Chris Pointon

Chris Pointon is a healthcare campaigner and husband of Kate Granger, the geriatrician, author and NHS (UK) patient who sadly passed away in July 2016 from a rare incurable cancer. Chris is on tour in Australia and New Zealand sharing his story and highlighting the importance of person-centred care through the simple message encapsulated in #Hello My Name Is…

Tea and Coffee will be available from 5.30pm.

Entry via optional gold coin donation to support the foundation.

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