Pharmacist Sarah Chambers administers the life saving Epi-pen to a 17 year old girl who entered the Grafton St. store on Tuesday 4th Oct.
Staff in Hickey's Fortunestown, Tallaght, give it socks for Bumbleance, in support of a wonderful little girl, Abbey Mc Guinness. Some things are worth running for! Often the pharmacy business intertwines you into the life of it's customers, whereby you will do anything in your power to help. That's how the staff in Fortunestown feel about one little customer, Abbey Mc Guinness. 'Our contributions may be small but our hearts are big and we really want to help' said store Manager Beverly Metcalfe.
Hickey's Founder and CEO Paddy Hickey, believes in offering staff every opportunity to progress personally in their daily lives as well as within the business. The final group of Store Managers & Pharmacists completed the Essential Management Skills course. Being ambitious is just one of our corporate values, that is dispensed on a daily basis throughout the organisation.
Cholesterol is a type of fat that is found in your blood. At healthy levels, cholesterol helps your body to work properly by making important hormones. There is only a problem with cholesterol when you have too much. When your blood has too much cholesterol, it can start to stick to the walls of your arteries. If this happens then blood can’t get through and you can have a heart attack, a stroke or develop problems like angina. Once any cholesterol has lined your arteries, you cannot remove it, but you can stop it from getting worse.
Look after your cholesterol and work on lowering your levels straightaway if
they are too high
As we approach Flu season, Pharmacies are getting ready to vaccinate thousands of customers. The vaccination service will be available from mid-September in Hickey's Pharmacies nationwide. Flu Vaccine is free to anyone over 65 years and to those in the 'at risk' category. There is no need to make an appointment with the Pharmacy, it's a walk in service.
Hickey's Pharmacies will offer a Pneumonia vaccination service from mid-Sept.
This vaccination service is new to pharmacies and will be offered to customers of Hickey's from mid-September. Shingles is an infection of a nerve and the area of skin around it. It is caused by the herpes varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Most people have chickenpox in childhood, but after the illness has gone, the virus remains dormant (inactive) in the nervous system. The immune system (the body's natural defence system) keeps the virus in check, but later in life it can be reactivated and cause shingles.
Suzanne has been selected by Clarins for her outstanding contribution to the Clarins brand. Suzanne was presented with a 3 day trip to Paris courtesy of Clarins. The trip involves a tour of the Clarins laboratories, the perfumeries and she will meet the brothers who own the Clarins brand. What a day for you Suzanne! Well done from all your colleagues in Hickey's.