Andy Webster, Pharmacist Manager at Halley’s Pharmacy in Annacotty, Limerick has made a huge and measurable difference to the lives of his customers and patients.
From one with a diabetic child who relies on Andy’s expertise and knowledge to help with their care, to remaining in the pharmacy after hours to help those who have been unable to access emergency services.
Sharon Mulcahy nominated Andy in recognition of his commitment to her family during recent months.
After her daughter suffered a near-drowning accident in 2019, the support given by Andy and his team at Halley’s Pharmacy has been a lifeline.
She says, “Andy has been so committed to all of his customers, going above and beyond to accommodate everyone. Halley’s Pharmacy been my local pharmacy for sixteen years, I personally can’t thank them enough for the amazing dedication they have shown towards me and my family. The support he and his staff have given has made such a difference to our lives.
“There has been times Andy will remind me which medication my daughter needs, and when as he keeps such a close eye on her care. He has also delivered medications after-hours and late at nights when we needed it.”
Sharon and her family also encountered the generosity of the wider community when DIY SOS Ireland ensured their home was adapted for their daughters care.
“Andy ensured he also donated time and services for the finishing touches the DIY SOS team needed. It is an honour to nominate him for The People’s Pharmacist Award.”
Andy has also made great efforts in protecting the elderly and most vulnerable within his community; ensuring flu vaccine supplies were in stock when the local GP surgery had none left. His customers have ‘total and complete faith’ in his care and knowledge.
Andy comments,“Having been a pharmacist in Limerick for over 18 years, the last 18 months have been challenging, but they have also shown the best in community pharmacy.
“My team in Annacotty have gone above and beyond to deliver services to our area at a time when many people’s needs have changed immeasurably. The real value of a community pharmacy is that it integrates into the heart of a community.
“From young families, to the elderly, to schools, sports teams and everything in between. Our aim is simple – to make everything a little bit easier for people.”
Closing Date for Voting: Monday November 1st, 2021
To vote for your pharmacist visit: www.irishpharmacyawards.ie/panadol/