Gale Farm Pharmacy highlights Dignity Action Day
(Posted on 23/01/14)
Staff at Gale Farm Pharmacy in York are highlighting the importance of treating vulnerable people with dignity in time for Dignity Action Day.
Dignity Action Day, created by the National Dignity Council, is an annual event that promotes the role of health service professionals and social care workers in upholding peoples’ right to dignity in care.
Hugh Lindsay, manager at Gale Farm Pharmacy, said: “This day is really about reasserting the fact that vulnerable adults, including the elderly, and children in care all deserve to be treated as individuals, and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose.
“In my day-to-day role I work with vulnerable people, or those with loved ones they care for, so I’ve seen first-hand how important and beneficial it is for individuals to retain that sense of self-worth. It’s a huge part of our role at the pharmacy, and something we all take a great deal of pride in.”
To find out more about Gale Farm Pharmacy’s services, log onto www.communitypharmacies.co.uk/gale-farm, follow them on Twitter @GaleFarmPharm, find them on Facebook or call in and speak to them at Gale Farm Surgery.