Gloucestershire’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has offered support to the NHS in Gloucestershire and the new ‘Every Name a Person’ campaign.

Every Name is a Person (with subtitles)

Thank you so much to everyone who shared our video last week. We have now added subtitles, so are sharing this again. As health and social care professionals across Gloucestershire, we make this commitment to you. We will never forget:Every name is a person.Every person a life lived.Every life a story behind it.Please share far and wide. Thank you

Posted by One Gloucestershire on Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Its aim is to highlight the NHS commitment to ensuring that nobody who loses their life as a result of the Covid-19 virus is seen as just a number or forgotten.

Everyone in our community must now face the prospect of these most challenging and tragic events. Despite the continuing brilliance of NHS and care staff, it is inevitable that we will have to make decisions and act in ways which may not allow for the kind of end of life care that we have fought so hard to achieve in Gloucestershire.The campaign, inspired by Dr Emma Husbands, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and her colleagues working together in the One Gloucestershire End of Life Collaborative pledges to never forget that:

Every name is a person.
Every person a life lived.
Every life a story behind it.

Deborah Lee, Chief Executive at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust explained: “Sadly, we know that some local families will lose their loved ones as a result of Covid-19, and we understand how distressing it will be not to be with them at the end of their lives.

“We pledge to recognise that every person we treat in our hospitals and in our communities has a story. Whilst we may have little time to get to know each person, we will learn something that matters, provide comfort and endeavour to ensure they are not alone in their final moments.”

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