Bairbre Boyle, Supervising Pharmacist & Pharmacy Manager at Healthwise Pharmacy, Greene’s Corner in Dungloe, has been shortlisted as a Finalist in the search to find The People’s Pharmacist 2021.
Bairbre Boyle, Supervising Pharmacist & Pharmacy Manager at Healthwise Pharmacy, Greene’s Corner in Dungloe has been nominated for her prompt actions in dealing with a patient who walked into the pharmacy suffering from acute anaphylaxis after eating prawns.
“Bairbre is kind, knowledgeable and shows empathy to all the patients and customers who cross her path,” they comment. “She has all the qualities a good community pharmacist should have.”
She required double treatment with adrenaline pens before being taken to hospital – medical staff confirmed she was in acute anaphylactic shock but thankfully she returned the following day to express her gratitude and made a full recovery.
James Cassidy is Director/Owner of Healthwise Pharmacy Group and he says, “The list of personal tributes and accolades are too numerous to mention for Bairbre. I personally endorse her for this Award.
“Bairbre always goes above and beyond for her patients and staff, from opening the Pharmacy early on a regular basis to give a personal shopping service to an elderly patient (this started at Christmas but became a more regular feature throughout the pandemic) to regular personal deliveries to patients.
“She also offers mental health counselling, which we all know is so important during these times. Several patients have made it known that Bairbre has personally saved them from bad outcomes by being there and being approachable and encouraged others to seek out her counsel which is always given freely.”
Bairbre comments, “It is an honour to be nominated for this Award. It came as such a surprise.
“I must say – you’re only as good as the team behind you. I am so proud of my staff- in how they acted and supported me in that emergency situation and in general- they always go above and beyond.
“As a pharmacy team we worked hard to provide a good service and to ensure everyone stayed safe as the pandemic unfolded. We always endeavour to provide a high level of care to both our patients in the community and in the two local hospitals that we look after. It is nice to be acknowledged for our hard work during these trying times.”
Closing Date for Voting: Monday November 1st, 2021