Remember your medicines

Patients who are admitted to our hospitals are being encouraged to bring in all their medicines.

Patients who are admitted to our hospitals are encouraged to bring in all their prescribed and non-prescribed medicines from home as part of the Trust’s patient’s own drugs (PODs) system.

All medication currently being taken should be brought into hospital in their original packaging.

Amanda Metcalf, lead pharmacy technician explains “There are many benefits for patients and staff from using PODs. It allows patients to continue with familiar medicines and avoids confusion if any medicines are changed whilst in hospital.  Knowing what medicines are currently being taken means we can make sure any newly prescribed medicines are safe to be used and it reduces wastage”.

PODs will only be used for the individual patient and will be looked after by nursing staff during their hospital stay.

 

 

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