We are all familiar with the much-quoted phrase in recent days, that ‘we must pull together to stay apart’ and nowhere is this more evident than in our pharmacies. Like many other frontline staff, our pharmacies have had to completely change their way of working to continue serving their customers throughout these challenging times. From social distancing and limiting numbers instore to adjusting opening hours and installing protective screens at till points, pharmacists are adapting as quickly as possible to this new normal.
Allcare Pharmacies are open and will remain open for the duration of this crisis. More recently, the pharmacies based in Wexford and Gorey, have initiated a free delivery service to any patient who is unwell, in self-isolation or simply unable to come to the store. Committed to the health and safety of their customers, Allcare have put drivers in place to service orders, and in some areas, they have collaborated with local volunteers to ensure that patients receive their medications on time.
Cormac Loughnane, Superintendent Pharmacist for the Allcare Pharmacy Group commented,
‘During this global pandemic, the health of our patients is our first priority and our dedicated staff are going to great lengths to ensure that we can provide prescriptions to customers in a timely and efficient manner, either by collection from the store or by delivery to patients’ homes.’
If you wish to avail of the delivery service for medicines, vitamins, and pharmacy essentials, or indeed have any concerns that you would like to discuss with your pharmacist, please phone your local Allcare store. Details can be found on http://www.allcarepharmacy.ie/locations/