Members of the public were invited to help celebrate the re-opening of the Manselton Co-operative Pharmacy on Tuesday (24 November).
Mick Bartlett, Treasurer of Ty Olwen Hospice officially opened the re-furbished branch, where throughout the day local people were invited to take advantage of a free blood pressure check. Those with asthma were also able to get advice on how to use their inhaler correctly.
Amanda Ditchfield, Regional Development Manager, said: “These types of checks can help individuals take greater control of their health and it is important that they follow up on any advice given.
“It is also crucial that those with asthma use the correct inhaler technique to ensure that they inhale the right dose of medicine.”
In addition, visitors to the pharmacy enjoyed refreshments and were given a Co-operative Pharmacy free advice pack, goodies and money-off vouchers.
The new-look pharmacy is more spacious with a bigger dispensary and consultation room to offer patients greater privacy when using additional services. These include medicine use reviews, blood pressure testing, an asthma advice scheme and guidance on weight management.
As with all Co-operative Group businesses, customers can become members for just £1, and are then entitled to a share of profits based on their spending. Members get a point for every pound they spend in branches of The Co-operative Pharmacy, excluding prescriptions and baby milk.
Mick Bartlett, Treasurer, Ty Olwen Hospice, (centre) is pictured with The Co-operative Pharmacy staff.