Ask Your Pharmacist

Ask Your Pharmacist

Pharmacy news

08-10-2019

Did you know most medicines come with a Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) leaflet? It gives you important information about your medication and will help you understand how to safely take it and possible side effects or interactions.

If you’re still not sure, that’s what a pharmacist is for.

Learn more about getting the right info this #HealthLiteracyMonthhttp://ow.ly/ErJY50wxMG2

Image may contain: text
 

Making Caring easier

Making Caring easier

Pharmacy news

30-09-2019

One of the biggest challenges facing carers is medication management, especially when the need of the person they are caring for are complex. It’s easy to forget or accidentally double up on medicines, especially if you are taking multiple medicines and at different times of the day.

Your community pharmacist is an easily accessible source of help and support and one of the ways your pharmacy can support you is through the use of a Dose Administration Aid (DAA). This can help make taking medicines safer by ensuring the medicines are taken at the right time and in the correct dose. A DAA provides an easy visual cue so that you can see at a glance what has been taken. Unlike a bottle of pills, a DAA cannot be accidentally spilled or changed without it being evident. This makes it easy to monitor medicine compliance. A DAA is also useful if your loved one goes to hospital, providing clear information about what medications are being taken.

Unfortunately, non-adherence to medicines is quite common in people with chronic illnesses, whether intentionally or unintentionally. This can lead to a decrease in the effectiveness of the treatment plan and the doctor may increase dosages unnecessarily. This can be potentially dangerous. It can also result in increased hospitalisations. Read More >

Meet Rachel

Meet Rachel

Pharmacy news

21-09-2019

This is Rachel. She has been with us for over a decade, and is now training to be a dispensary technician.

Rach has two gorgeous young kids, and loves spending time with them as well as her lovely husband.

She’s a total revhead who has been to more Bathurst races than you can count, and loves a good Marvel movie.

Rach is reliable, efficient, honest, and just generally fun to be around. We hope you’re with us for many more years!

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standing and eyeglasses

Our Clinique Gifts are so popular at the moment!

Our Clinique Gifts are so popular at the moment!

Pharmacy news

29-08-2019

Spend $60 or more on any Clinique skincare, makeup or fragrance, and receive this 7-piece gift of Clinique favourites and a cosmetics bag. Gift valued at $92 by Clinique.

But hurry, offer available until 5th September, strictly while stocks last.

T&Cs apply. $60 spend on Clinique products must be in one transaction and AFTER any discounts are applied. Limit of one gift per customer.

See Cathy or Lauren at our Clinique counter for more information.

No photo description available.
 
 
 

Planning your healthcare

Planning your healthcare

Pharmacy news

22-08-2019

Planning and coordinating healthcare

Your healthcare requirements are uniquely yours. You have an opportunity to plan and coordinate your healthcare within a wide range of services and support available to people in Victoria. These pages will provide information about making decisions and coordinating payment for your healthcare as well as your rights and responsibilities and the best ways to communicate about health.

Subtitles for the video below are translated into 20 languages other than English. Find out more.

Browse planning and coordinating healthcare topics

The following content is displayed as Tabs. Once you have activated a link navigate to the end of the list to view its associated content. The activated link is defined as Active Tab

Our team

Our team

Pharmacy news

08-08-2019

It’s not often that we get these two good-looking pharmacists in the dispensary together, so when we do? We force them to pose for an awkward pic!

Thanks for humouring us, Pete and Darren 👊🏼

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing

Would your kids benefit from Mo Milk?

Would your kids benefit from Mo Milk?

Pharmacy news

22-07-2019

We are now stocking Mo Milk, a probiotic milk drink formulated for kids, and made from Australian Dairy.

Just half a glass of Mo Milk contains 15 BILLION CFU of live probiotic bacteria.

The best part? Your kids will have a healthier and more balanced gut, all in a delicious milk drink, and without having to swallow yucky pills.

Available instore now. Come and speak to our team to see if your kids would benefit from Mo Milk.

📸 pic via Pipan Foods

Image may contain: candles

Meet our team at Berwick Pharmacy

Meet our team at Berwick Pharmacy

Pharmacy news

18-06-2019

This is our team of amazing pharmacists! It must have been a blue moon for us to get them all (except one)in the one place and take this photo!

From left to right, we have:
🧵 Ruth, loves to sew and all things Disney
🐶 Darren, Bulldogs supporter and loves a game of golf
🚙 Alber, loves a family road trip, especially to Venus Bay
🍣 Diane, big fan of Japanese food and movies
🧀 Gowen, cheese aficionado who loves to travel
🎹 We are only missing Anish, piano player extraordinaire and loves attempting complicated recipes with her husband!

Separately? They’re all individuals with different interests and skills, but together? They are intelligent, efficient multi-taskers who all care deeply about our customers and their health.

We feel so blessed to have them all working with us everyday 💕

Image may contain: 5 people, people smiling, people standing