Haddenham Pharmacy provides an important palliative care service in and around Ely.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care refers to people who are nearing the end of their lives. This can be because of a terminal illness but also the natural ageing process.
The aim of Palliative Care is to improve the quality of life for the person involved. Palliative care includes:
- Treating chronic or terminal conditions
- Pain management
- Psychological support for the patient and their family
It’s paramount that we treat people as individuals when receiving palliative care. For example, their religious beliefs and end-of-life wishes must be respected at all times.
Palliative care is a team effort with specialist and generalist coming together from a wide range of healthcare professions.
Pharmacy Palliative Care Service
As a pharmacy, we aim to meet the needs of the patient and family within the field of pharmaceuticals. Palliative Care service from a pharmacy involves providing prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines within a smooth and pain-free framework.
Therefore the patient receives their treatment as quickly as possible. But this also helps ease the burden on those who are caring for the patient, either professional, family or both.
We conduct reviews of the individual’s medications to ensure that medicines are as simple as possible. Some may no longer be required, such as Statins.
Assisting in the care of a person as they near the end of their life is a privilege. Above all, Haddenham Pharmacy conducts all palliative care with respect and dignity.