Ashtons announces new partnership with St Joseph’s Hospice

Author: Chris Burrell
Category: Ashtons News, Press releases
Date: April 20, 2021

Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services, the UK’s leading provider of specialist pharmacy services to independent healthcare providers, is delighted to announce a new partnership with St Joseph’s Hospice, the largest and one of the oldest hospices in the UK, commencing on 1st April 2021.

St Joseph’s Hospice was founded by the Sisters of Charity who came from Ireland in 1900 to care for the poor and dying of East London. They opened the doors to the Hospice five years later in 1905. To this day, they provide high quality, specialist palliative care and support to people with life-limiting illness, both in the Hospice and in people’s own home or care home in the community.

Ashtons has more than 25 years’ experience in promoting the safe and effective use of medication and will provide St Joseph’s with a comprehensive range of services. This includes medicines management support and clinical audits, provided by specialist clinical and palliative care pharmacists, the supply of medicines, innovative IT solutions such as Ashtons Live View, as well as e-learning and training seminars, and assistance with CQC compliance. The most recent addition to Ashtons’ range of services is their electronic prescribing and medicines administration system, Ashtons e-Works.

Tony McLean, Chief Executive of St Joseph’s Hospice, said: “We are delighted to be working with Ashtons as our new pharmacy provider. They have extensive experience in medicines management, and as one of the leading pharmacy suppliers to hospices in the UK, we are confident that our patients are in very safe hands. Their team really understood our hospice and recognised areas where their experience could help us develop our medicines management practices and enhance patient outcomes.”

Yachna Tak, CEO of Ashtons, said: “We are very proud of this fantastic new partnership with a hospice as historic as St Joseph’s. This is a testament to our commitment to helping hospices ensure their patients receive the very best palliative care treatment cost-effectively. We continuously innovate to add value and help our hospice clients maintain and surpass the high standards of medicines management they must adhere to.”

 

About Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services:

Ashtons is proud to be the leading provider of specialist pharmacy services to independent healthcare providers in the UK. We have more than 25 years’ experience in promoting the safe and effective use of medication and are committed to helping hospices ensure their patients get the very best palliative care treatment.

Our range of services has been continually refined over the years and includes medicines management services and clinical audits provided by specialist clinical pharmacists, as well as specialist palliative care pharmacy support. We also provide innovative electronic prescribing, medicines administration and pharmacy reporting software solutions, e-learning and training seminars, plus the supply of medicines. All of our services are specifically designed to help our clients meet the specific requirements of their regulators.

In addition to providing pharmacy services to hospices, our clients cover a wide range of other healthcare clinics and hospitals.

For more information about the range of services Ashtons offers, please contact 0345 222 3550 or sales@ahps.co.uk

 

About St Joseph’s Hospice

Founded in 1905 by the Sisters of Charity, St Joseph’s Hospice is one of the oldest and largest hospices in the UK. We provide, high quality, specialist palliative care and support to people with life-limiting illness, both in the Hospice and in people’s own home or care home in the community. We believe that people should choose where they receive their care.

We take a holistic approach to our care, which means that we look after the wellbeing of the whole person, as well as their loved ones, providing a wide range of services, which are all free of charge:

  • Inpatient care
  • Palliative care at home
  • Community and day services
  • Therapies
  • Counselling and advice

Our core boroughs are City and Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham, but some of our services are also available to people in the surrounding boroughs of Waltham Forest, Islington, Haringey and Enfield reaching a population of around 2.1 million people.

 

For media enquiries, please contact:

John Caldwell, Chief Commercial Officer, Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services

email: johncaldwell@ashtonshospitalpharmacy.com

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