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LSBU extends condolences to the family of the inspirational Dr Kate Granger MBE

25 July 2016
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Sadly Dr Kate Granger, Honorary Doctor of Science at LSBU, has passed away after reaching her fundraising target of £250,000 for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre

Dr Kate Granger was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science at the London South Bank University (LSBU) Honorary Awards Ceremony in 2015 for her fundraising achievements with her #hellomynameis campaign. Kate was a specialist registrar in geriatric medicine at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust and has been battling with soft tissue sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, since her diagnosis in 2011.

After the impersonal treatment she received both from the doctor who first broke the news that her cancer was incurable and by other healthcare professionals she encountered along the way, Kate utilised the power of social media with her #hellomynameis campaign. The campaign went on to win the backing of more than 400,000 doctors, nurses, therapists and porters across 90 NHS organisations and three days ago achieved Kate’s fundraising target of £250,000.

Professor Warren Turner, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the School of Health and Social Care, said:

“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Dr Granger’s passing.  Kate is a true inspiration and the ‘hello my name is’ campaign has achieved a lasting legacy of promoting a more human and compassionate approach to healthcare. Our thoughts and condolences are with Kate’s husband Chris and her family at this sad time.”

Find out more about Dr Kate Granger’s work through her #hellomynameis campaign.

 
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