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Compassionate nursing praised as Dr Kate Granger visits Queen’s Hospital

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 24, 2014

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THE passion and commitment of staff at Queen’s Hospital has been held up as an example by the high-profile Dr Kate Granger.

The doctor, who has gained recognition after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2011, also praised the compassion of nurses, doctors and other staff members when she visited the Belvedere Road hospital this week. She had a tour of a number of wards, before speaking to staff about her vision for patient-centred care.

Dr Granger, 32, said: “It was lovely to see that staff members in Burton are really getting to know their patients. Everyone I’ve spoken to who has shown a real passion for nursing and I am very impressed.

“The little things don’t cost any money, they take a very little time and anyone can do them.”

The doctor has charted her battle with terminal cancer through a blog, two books and the social networking site Twitter. She began a campaign called #hellomynameis, in the hope of giving an identity to patients.

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