Thank you!

Thank you!

Pharmacy news

22-01-2020

Thank you to everyone who has supported our efforts to raise money for the Bushfire Appeal. There’s still time for us to raise more!

For the month of January, we’ll donate $1 from every coffee, tea and hot chocolate sold in our Gallery Cafe to the @redcrossau .

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Coffees for bushfire relief

Coffees for bushfire relief

Pharmacy news

08-01-2020

Our hearts have been breaking as we watch the news of the bushfires affecting so much of this gorgeous country of ours.

For the month of January, we’ll donate $1 from every coffee, tea and hot chocolate sold in our Gallery Cafe to the @redcrossau .

We have been speaking to pharmacy organisations to look at other ways we can assist, and will keep you posted.
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Good news for families who need lots of prescription medicines

Good news for families who need lots of prescription medicines

Pharmacy news

06-01-2020

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SHPA – The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

The Federal Government has lowered the threshold for the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Safety Net from 1 January 2020. The safety net thresholds have been lowered from:

– $390.00 to $316.80 for concessional patients
– $1550.70 to $1486.80 for general patients

See more → www.pbs.gov.au/…/pbs-safety-net-threshold-lowered-1-january…

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Pharmacy news

20-12-2019

Yep, we are still here over the festive season, apart from Christmas Day which is the one day we are closed.

Big thanks to all our team who come to work, and keep smiling, to help our community.

 
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Goodbye Ruth and thank you!

Goodbye Ruth and thank you!

Pharmacy news

17-12-2019

Yet another farewell! Our beloved pharmacist Ruth has decided to hang up her dispensing jacket and retire.

Ruth has been with us since 2009, and in that time, has looked after her patients and fellow staff with kindness and compassion. She has assumed the mantle of Overseer of Weekly Medico-Paks and has organised the packing into the well-oiled machine it is today.

We’ll miss Ruth’s sense of humour and the scathing looks she shoots us when we’re trying to rile her up. And who else will ask us “what’s for dinner?” at 4pm everyday?

Ruth, thank you for a decade of hard work, thoughtfulness and fun in the dispensary. We wish you a happy retirement, full of all the sewing and crafting that your heart desires.

📸 photo credit Ammy Lam Photography

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🥂 Christmas party fun 🥂

🥂 Christmas party fun 🥂

Pharmacy news

08-12-2019

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🥂 Christmas party fun 🥂

Thank you once again to every single person who helps us look after our community.

What a privilege for us to work with such an amazing group of people.

We’re closing a little earlier on Friday 6th December

We’re closing a little earlier on Friday 6th December

Pharmacy news

05-12-2019

Just a note that we will be closing early at 7pm on Friday 6th December.

Our team works incredibly hard all year, even on public holidays, so we are taking the night off to celebrate.

We will be back on board on Saturday.

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Paracetamol and Ibuprofen

Paracetamol and Ibuprofen

Pharmacy news

04-12-2019

What is the difference between paracetamol and ibuprofen for treating my child’s pain or fever?

Pain and fever are common in children due to a variety of causes including injury, illness, surgery or teething. While medicines are not always needed to relieve pain, it’s important to know how to provide your child with safe and effective pain relief if it is ever necessary.

Fever is a rise in body temperature above 38° C, and is a natural response to an infection in the body. It can also occur after receiving a vaccination. Medicines are not always needed to relieve your child’s fever – most infants and children can tolerate low-grade fever (eg, 38°–38.5° C) without medicine, and often respond to clear fluids such as water, and comfort.

Ibuprofen and paracetamol are two of the most commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to treat pain and fever in children. However, ibuprofen and paracetamol differ in how they work, how fast they work, and how long they last in the body, as well as who they can be given to, and their risk of side effects and interactions with other medicines. Read More >