As our first blog entry, I thought it would be appropriate to welcome you to each of our six excellently located pharmacies and give you an insight into what makes Pharmacy First Plus (PFP) special in my eyes, as an employee of this wholly Cork owned Pharmacy group.
I began my journey with PFP in April 2010, and they have taken me from pharmacy student, to intern, to fully qualified pharmacist. This journey has taken me into the world of all six pharmacies, each unique in it’s own way, yet following the same core principles the company strives to abide by.
Pharmacy First Plus Tower
PFP Tower is where I did my internship. Located in the Tower Shopping Centre, alongside O’Leary’s Centra, Tower is also the location of our support office. Tower boasts some fantastic staff, the majority of whom are local to the area. Tower is an area full of incredible people, and we strive to deliver incredible care to those people, working always to ensure your local pharmacist is available to talk privately with you.
Pharmacy First Plus Douglas
Our Douglas pharmacy was initially O’Connor’s Pharmacy, run by Tom O’Connor from 1976 until 2002, when Tom’s son Michael took over the family business. Douglas was rebranded under the Pharmacy First Plus umbrella in 2009 and while delivering some of the most innovative and forward thinking services available in healthcare, Douglas still carries that family run feeling born in the 70’s and carried on to this very day.
Pharmacy First Plus Northside
Northside was my introduction to PFP, a pharmacy that is a vital part of the local community. Northside caters for a large residential area which has helped the staff develop a relationship with regular patients that is very welcoming and consolidates our pharmacists as a key part of their healthcare team. Northside has an incredibly efficient team who strive to deliver excellent standards in care.
Pharmacy First Plus Glamire
Glanmire is a pharmacy that offers everything anyone could want from their local community pharmacy. A dispensary team that is vastly knowledgeable and highly personable and a front of shop and cosmetic team that offers friendly advice. Our Clarins counter is always open to give you gold standard cosmetic advice and makeovers and our photo lab prints all sorts of wonderful gifts ranging from personalized jig saws to mugs and much more in between!
Pharmacy First Plus Riverstown
Riverstown is a fantastic local pharmacy, servicing the local residents with expert advice on medication, but also delivering top class service to our nursing home clients, where we have our own innovative Medication Administration Records (MAR sheets) and biodose medication packaging systems. Riverstown is a facility that provides supra-compliant care for a whole range of patients.
Pharmacy First Plus Grenagh
The last member to join the PFP family is Grenagh, initially opened in 2009, Grenagh has gone from strength to strength and has become a centrepiece of the local community. The relationship the staff in Grenagh have with the local community is unique, special and above reproach. This pleasant countryside village has a pharmacy we are proud to have associated with the group with staff any area would be lucky to have caring for them.
The recurring theme in each PFP is that the staff strive for excellence in prescriptions, advice, care and comfort catering for your healthcare, supplementary and cosmetic needs!