During October we celebrated National Pharmacies Technician Day and we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to all our dispensary techs.
They do so much to support our customers and our pharmacists. Whether it’s dispensing prescriptions, counseling patients, packing weekly medicine packs, keeping our stock under control or ensuring our paperwork is done, they’re always here, working hard.
So to Jodie, Valerie, Dianne, Kylie, Rachel, Kylie and Gayle, thank you. We can’t do what we do without you.
Discover the mental health resources available to you12-10-2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been a period of sustained stress, change and limitations on our day to day lives. It is natural for it to have an effect on our mental health.
Whether you are experiencing mental health challenges for the first time, or you have an existing mental health condition, seeking support from a trained professional can help.
Discover the mental health resources available to you and how to access them here
Today is World Pharmacists Day!25-09-2020
We celebrate the many ways that pharmacists contribute to a world where everyone benefits from access to safe, effective, quality medicines and health technologies.
Everyday, our pharmacists help people in our communities by:
providing advice on healthy living and medicines
working with doctors and other healthcare professionals to optimise your medicines
vaccinating to prevent against disease
helping people improve their quality of life
We are proud to be a part of our Berwick and wider community, and we’d like to say a big THANK YOU to the pharmacists who work within our team – Pete, Stephen, Juanita, Winnie and Akram. They may look a little different this year with their face masks on, but they’re here for you.
We can accept electronic prescriptions!26-08-2020
So in a nutshell, what are electronic prescriptions?
E-prescriptions allow doctors to order a medicine via a non-paper prescription. Paper prescriptions can continue to be written and dispensed.
E-prescriptions can help reduce infection with paper prescriptions, and reduce transcription errors. They also prevent the problem of a lost prescription.
The doctor sends it as an SMS or email straight to your mobile phone or computer.
You can present the “token” on your phone to the pharmacy. It will be scanned, and dispensed straight from there.
For repeats, you will receive a new token, which is scanned the next time you need the medicine.
For more information, speak to our pharmacists, or information is available via the Australian Digital Health Agency website.
Say hello to Kylie21-08-2020
We’d like to introduce you to Kylie, one of our team members.
Kylie completed her dispensary technician course in the past year, and has made herself “indispensable” (see what I did there? ) by being able to work in many areas of our pharmacy.
We love Kylie’s willingness to work hard and take on any role she is given. We’re so glad to have you with us, Kylie
Ammy Lam Photography
We have face masks in stock05-08-2020
Made of blended 95% cotton plus 5% spandex inner layer and 170gsm 100% polyester outer layer
2 layers, both lightweight
Elastic ear straps
Washable and reusable
Fabric has some stretch, so fit securely over the nose and mouth
Available now, $15 each.
No refunds or exchanges available.
These masks are not approved by any organisations.
We are not profiting from people’s fear during this pandemic. We are just supplying due to shortage and demand.
Wearing a mask does not make you immune to viruses. It does not replace hand hygiene and social distancing.
Please refer to information from the Victorian government for up-to-date information.
How to put your face mask on:
1. Wash or sanitise your hands.
2. Take your clean, unused mask by the ear loops or strings.
3. Put them over your ears or tie them behind your head.
4. Make sure your mask is completely covering your nose, mouth and chin.
How to wear a mask correctly23-07-2020
It is important that when you wear a face covering you do so correctly to protect yourself and others.
To wear a face covering correctly:
> The mask should fit snug on your face.
> Be secured by ties at the back of your head or ear loops.
> Ensure that your mask does not have holes or a valve, or tears or broken loops. This can result in breathing out the virus if you have coronavirus (COVID-19).
> Wash your hands or use 60% hand sanitiser before putting the face mask on and off.
Face coverings can can be single-use (surgical) or reusable/washable cotton masks.
Whilst wearing a face covering adds an additional protective physical barrier to protect you and your loved ones, Victorians still need to keep 1.5 metres from others, wash your hands often, and cough or sneeze into your elbow or tissue.
More information on how to wear a mask correctly here