For one local customer, who says she didn’t understand the real value of her local pharmacy until she became very unwell, Pharmacist Catherine Power has been a vital part of her care package.
Catherine, Superintendent Pharmacist at Moorefield Pharmacy in Newbridge, has displayed a wealth of knowledge, care and compassion to all her customers and patients within her local pharmacy community but during the last 18 months that dedication has gone even further.
Catherine’s nominee says the pharmacy is a vital link in the chain of ongoing treatment and care – an essential and expert link. “Catherine and her team take time to explain, to reassure and nothing is too much trouble for them.
“As someone who suffers from an acquired brain injury, my mediation list can be quite endless. I suffer from epilepsy, psoriasis, eyesight problems, hearing loss and breathing issues but with Catherine as my community pharmacist I am never concerned as she takes complete charge of my needs.
“Living as someone with a disability and with subsequent constant medication needs, it is a life saver to have Catherine at hand. I never have to worry about my prescriptions or running out of medication; she has streamlined all of these for me so I never need to worry.”
Catherine comments, ““For me working through the pandemic has really highlighted the importance of the community aspect of community pharmacy. During the past few months we have had tears, laughter and kind words with patients at the counter as we adapted to the ever changing and developing place the pharmacy holds.
“We, as a team, have worked hard to provide a service to our customers and allay their worries and fears during this difficult time. Having this effort acknowledged in such a lovely way by one of our patients is incredibly rewarding and makes our hard work worthwhile.”
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