Numark Pharmacy has hosted a Community Open Day, as it takes over the pharmacy on Glasgow Road which will now be known as Rowlands Pharmacy Blantyre.
The event, which served as a celebration of, and recommitment to, serving the local community, saw representative of charity the Haven Paul Hayward cut the all-important blue ribbon to welcome in the new era.
The branch also made a donation of £250 to the Haven which provides practical and emotional support to individuals, carers and families across Lanarkshire to help them deal with the physical and emotional impact of life-limiting illness, caring responsibilities and bereavement.
Gillian Hunter, Numark’s Integration Lead for the new branches, said: “It’s been a wonderful morning here at Rowlands Pharmacy Blantyre. It was lovely to welcome the community into store and re-cement our commitment to them. As community pharmacists we’re a pillar of healthcare for the locality and I look forward to meeting more of the community in the coming weeks.”
Mr Hayward added: “I’ve had a fantastic time opening the new Numark Pharmacy Community Open Day this morning. It was an honour to officially open the doors and welcome customers in.
“Community pharmacies are so important in providing access to healthcare and I’m proud to have supported Numark Pharmacy in providing this much needed facility.”
As part of NHS Pharmacy First Scotland, community pharmacies provide expert help for treating conditions such as sore throats, earache and cold sores, along with common clinical conditions such as urinary tract infections (UTIs). This is in addition to prescription dispensary, vaccination services, over the counter medications, emergency contraception and medication review.
This service aims to help people access the right care in the right place, without having to go to their GP practice or local Accident and Emergency Department for non-urgent treatment.
The new store is located on 270 Glasgow Road, Blantyre, Lanarkshire, G72 0YL and will be open:
Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 17:30
Saturdays: 09:00 – 17:30