LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare, (LPCH), based in Harlow, is currently providing treatment on behalf of the NHS to more than 80,000 patients in their home, at work or in the community.
This is more than double the number they were treating two years ago when it was acquired by Celesio UK, a leading healthcare provider and parent company of LloydsPharmacy and pharmaceutical wholesaler AAH.
Around 600 people work for LPCH in Harlow plus an additional 300 nurses spread across the country administering care to patients in local communities.
Conditions that are suitable for home care include multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis and LPCH has its own team of specialist cancer care and paediatric nurses.
Ruth Poole, speciality director for Celesio UK, said: “It is wonderful to know that our team are supporting more patients than ever before and that more people are benefitting from the convenience of homecare.
“Our colleagues in Harlow do some fantastic work and we should also recognise our nurses who work every day to keep patients on track with their treatment and provide support to those who need it most.”
In the last year, around 7,500 additional patients have been supported by LPCH.