The Hub pharmacy is pleased to announce success at the C&D Awards 2019 after Hassan Riaz, our Pharmacist at Horne Street Pharmacy in Halifax, was announced a winner.
Hassan was up against some tough competition and was delighted to be named the winner of the Above and Beyond Award in front of the hundreds of guests at the Intercontinental Hotel in London.
Hassan went above and beyond by ensuring a patient received the medical help he desperately needed and could get safely home from hospital afterwards.
Hassan was alarmed by the symptoms of one of his elderly patients when he came into the pharmacy. “He was clearly disoriented, his eyes suggesting jaundice, he had clear hypotension and was passing blood in his urine,” says Hassan.
He knew the patient needed to attend hospital straight away, and called for an ambulance, even though the patient protested that he didn’t want to “trouble anyone”. He was worried about how he would get home, as he had no family nearby, so Hassan gave him £10 for the return journey.
A few weeks later, the patient returned to thank Hassan for his prompt action, having had treatment for sepsis and jaundice.
David Atkinson, CEO of the Hub pharmacy, said: It’s very rewarding for a member of the team at the Hub pharmacy to be recognised in this way at a prestigious award ceremony. Hassan has done really well and absolutely epitomises the important role a Community Pharmacist delivers. He has a real passion for the profession and is an asset to our business.