A consultant pharmacist, Haifa looks after heart and lung transplant patients and those with ‘mechanical heart pumps’ at the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospital, one of the largest specialist heart and lung centres in UK. It’s a tough job but she does it with a big smile and heaps of enthusiasm.
Her passionate belief in pharmacists has persuaded the whole hospital of their value.
Every day Haifa pushes boundaries, meets challenges and makes life-or-death decisions for medically very complex patients requiring intensive care before, during and after their transplants.
Thanks to Haifa, pharmacists are now an integral part of MDTs: they check drug charts, review, stop and start drugs, manage drug interactions, provide lifelong support through medicines optimisation clinics, educate patients to administer therapy and even prescribe the anti-rejection medicines.
Haifa is a pharmacist...and she saves lives.