Amazing April Top 5 Offers!!

 

  1. 25% Off – Caldesene

Caldesene® is recognised as safe and effective by parents and doctors in treating diaper rash, prickly heat, and chafing. No messy creams or gels, just gentle powder you can use with every diaper change.

  1. 25% Off – Centrum Range

Centrum have a range of multivitimins with essential nutrients to keep you and your family healthy. Pop into your local Haven to avail of these fantastic offers.

  1. Local Deal of the month

 

  1. Save 25% – Dove Summer Glow

The safest route to skin that looks sun-kissed comes from a gradual self-tanner. Used regularly, Dove Summer Glow Gradual Self Tan Body Lotion Fair to Medium leaves fair and medium skin tones beautifully golden with a natural-looking tan while caring for your skin. Enriched with our unique DeepCare Complex, a blend of skin natural nutrients and rich essential oil, this body lotion nourishes skin deep* down. So while you’re gradually building a beautiful tan, you’re also moisturising your skin to leave it feeling satin-smooth.

*Within the stratum corneum

 

  1. Save 25% – Corsodyl

CORSODYL DAILY MOUTHWASH HELPS MAINTAIN HEALTHY GUMS

Plaque builds up around, on or in between your teeth. If this is not removed this can cause gum problems.

If you have persistent or worsening gum problems you could benefit from the Corsodyl intensive treatment range, which is clinically proven to treat gingivitis.

Open Positions in Haven Pharmacy Kennellys

Looking for a change? Ready for a move?

Haven Pharmacy Kennellys in Killarney, Co. Kerry have three exciting new positions available:

They are looking for part-time and full-time cosmetic /OTC staff and a full time dispensary staff member.

Please email maria.cleary@havenpharmacy.ie with CV

Care in the Community – Men’s Sheds

In March 2017 Indepharm & Haven Pharmacy announced their multi-year charity partnership with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. The Irish Men’s Sheds Association is a registered charity focused on supporting a grassroots network of sheds, workshops and meeting places for men of all ages. There are over 400 sheds with over 10,000 members in 150 towns across Ireland. Its patron is President Michael D Higgins. Both organisations share an ethos of caring for the health and well-being of their local communities across Ireland.

Indepharm provide central funding and advisory services to Irish Men’s Sheds and this is supported by Haven Pharmacies in local communities through the promotion of Health and Wellness awareness initiatives. Over the last year, Haven have been developing strong local ties with Men’s Sheds members and their families.

Since the announcement in March last year, Haven Pharmacies and Pharmacists have provided integral support for Sheds across the country through providing supplies such as first aid kits and attending the sheds to give talks on how the men can better care for their health and well-being.

Haven are dedicated to improving the lives of people in local communities through providing them with expert advice around self-care. The message is to ‘look after your health, while healthy’. Each pharmacy is equipped to advise anyone that comes through its doors about any concerns they may have in relation to their health and well-being.

Haven Pharmacies and Irish Men’s Sheds continue to unite for shared interests in local communities across Ireland. Here’s an insight into a project they took on last November to tackle the rhododendron in Killarney National Park.

 

A Job ‘Wool’ Done…

On Thursday 15th March, Haven Pharmacy and the Beaumont Hospital Foundation came together to thank everyone who got involved in last year’s Christmas ‘Knitivity’ campaign and to announce the total amount of money raised through Haven Pharmacy’s participation.

The Campaign

This campaign called on people from all over Ireland to knit or crochet a Christmas character which would then be sold on behalf of the Beaumont Hospital Foundation in Haven Pharmacy’s. Initially, the campaign was rolled out in Beaumont Hospital. However, after an unprecedented response from the public, it was evident that there was an opportunity for the Foundation to expand the campaign’s reach throughout the country.

Sophie Hart (pictured above), Haven Ambassador for Haven Pharmacy Doherty’s in Beaumont suggested that the wider Haven Pharmacy group, which consists of 54 pharmacies across Ireland could get involved.

A Personal Touch

Each knitted character came with a tag, detailing who made the character, where they were from and why they wanted to support the Beaumont Hospital Foundation. This added to the uniqueness of the characters and reminded people of why it was so important to support the campaign.

A Big ‘Thank You’

Haven Pharmacy released a video to explain a little bit about the campaign, to thank those who got involved and to announce that €9700 has been raised through their participation.

 

“The take-up was excellent. People across the country were so generous with their time and we estimate that approximately 650 characters were knit and sold through Haven Pharmacy’s involvement. We’re delighted to say that we raised €9700 for the Beaumont Hospital Foundation.”

-Keith Brennan, Chairman, Haven Pharmacy

“What was lovely about this campaign, was that it encouraged people all over the country to pick up a hobby that many left behind years ago. The phones were abandoned, the dust was blown off the knitting needles and people came together to do something kind for an extremely worthy cause. The campaign really gathered momentum in the run up to Christmas last year, with all Haven pharmacies selling out of the characters, so we’re confident that it will do even better this year.”

Siobhán Smith, Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator, Haven Pharmacy

Beaumont Hospital Foundation

Beaumont Hospital is a large academic teaching hospital 5km north of Dublin City centre. They provide emergency and acute care services across 54 medical specialties. It is also a Designated Cancer Centre and the Regional Treatment Centre for Ear, Nose and Throat, and Gastroenterology. It is the National Referral Centre for Neurosurgery and Neurology, Renal Transplantation, and Cochlear Implantation.

Fundraising and Communications Manager for Beaumont Hospital Foundation, Sheila Campbell, explains why this money is pivotal for Beaumont Hospital –

“This money will go to fund vital services and equipment which is needed to help our nursing and medical staff to save lives here in the hospital.”

“Outside of Government funding there is still a great need for funding for equipment that doesn’t come under the budget. The fundraising that Beaumont Hospital Foundation undertakes on behalf of the hospital allows them to say ‘yes’ to some of the requests from medical teams and departments across the hospital who are looking for funding for services that are needed for them to do their jobs safely and also to be able to provide improved care for the patients of Beaumont Hospital”

-Sheila Campbell, Fundraising and Communications Manager for Beaumont Hospital Foundation

 

Haven Pharmacy would like to thank everyone who got involved in this campaign and to encourage anyone who would like to sign up for this years Knitivity campaign to e-mail siobhan.smith@indepharm.ie

Haven Pharmacy Nolans Are Hiring a Pharmacy Technician

Haven Pharmacy Nolans, Navan  are hiring a Pharmacy Technician.

Experience preferred.

Apply with CV to conor.nolan@havenpharmacy.ie 

March Top 5 Offers – Available While Stocks Last

Haven pharmacy have another batch of amazing savings for our customers for March. These offers will be available in all Haven Pharmacies throughout Ireland while stocks last. Find your closest Haven Pharmacy here.

1) 25% Off – Lutein Omega 3 Caps

Lutein Omega 3 is a nutritional supplement which offers a preventative therapy for dry Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). AMD is thought to affect one in ten people over the age of 55. Over 60,000 Irish people suffer from this condition in Ireland today. Lutein Omega 3 includes Lutein, Zeaxanthin,Vitamins C and E, Copper, Zinc, combined with fish oil rich in DHA.

These agents are recommended to reduce the risk or slow the progression of Age Related Macular Degeneration. Lutein Omega 3 is available in a 60 capsule pack and it is recommended to take 1 capsule per day.

   

2) 33% Off – Aveeno Range (selected lines)

Aveeno products feature exclusive ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients, carefully selected from nature and uniquely formulated to deliver effective skin and hair care benefits. These ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients undergo rigorous scientific testing to prove their safety and efficacy, so it’s no wonder their products are recommended by leading professionals.

3) Local Deal of the Month – See in Store for Details

4) Save 25% – Berocca Boost 30s

 

Berocca but with a boost…

With added Guarana, a natural source of caffeine, Berocca Boost also helps improve alertness & concentration* – giving you a little kick to keep you going

*= No RDA

5) Save 20% – Hedrin Dual Treat & Protect

 

Complete head lice treatment & protection without presticides. Hedrin Treat & Go Mousse Clinically proven to kill head lice & eggs without combing. Hedrin Protect & Go Conditioning Spray It’s all too easy for children to get head lice. But now, you can actively protect your children against head lice infestations – and help keep their hair looking healthy too. Tjis clinically-proven conditioning spray works by killing lice before an infestation can take hold. Just spray it on and leave it to work; it’s as easy as that. Gentle mild detangling formula protects and conditions. Fruity orange and mango fragrance leaves hair smelling fresh. Effective clinically-proven protection for when the threat of head lice appears.

Quick to apply

Easy to wash out

Skin friendly

Hedrin Protect & Go® Conditioning Spray

Local Deal of the Month

 

Top 5 February – Super Savings!

1) Lifeline A4 and A2 Blood Pressure Monitors – Save 30% (Selected Lines)

The new medicare® Upper Arm Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor will measure your systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as your heart rate. This easy to use home monitor uses a comfortable upper arm cuff and all your results can be conveniently read in the LCD panel at the front of the monitor.

Why is it useful to measure blood pressure at home?

To get a proper idea of your real blood pressure, your doctor will find it important that you get readings of blood pressure over a period of time and during different times of the day. So, when is the best time of day to take your blood pressure?

Doctors generally recommend following the ‘rule of 3’ :

3 times in a row (@ 3-5 minute intervals)

3 times a day for 3 days

Because individual blood pressures vary greatly, it’s really important that you follow your doctor’s instructions when measuring & recording your blood pressure.

Normally your blood pressure will rise while at work (exertion) and will be at its lowest during a sleep period. It is better to avoid measuring your blood pressure when you’re under stress, have consumed caffeine or used a tobacco product in the past 30 minutes, or have recently exercised. So, taking your blood pressure is best done after you rest for at least 5 minutes.

Recommendation from the Irish Heart Foundation: If you are over the age of 30, you should have your blood pressure checked at least every five years.

2) Pharmaton Kiddi Health 200ml and Crunchy Tabs – Save 33%

Pharmaton Kiddi health helps kids grow up mentally and physically strong. It is rich in Vit D to support normal development of strong bones and Vitamin B5 for normal mental performance. It comes in a tasty orange flavour and is sugar free.

Pharmaton Kiddi crunchy can help to support the normal mental and physical development of your child. It is a rich source of Vitamin D needed for normal growth and development of bones. It also contains iron for normal cognitive development. It comes in a tasty orange flavour. it is suitable for children 4+ years

 3) LOCAL DEAL OF THE MONTH (SEE IN STORE)

4) Water Wipes 60’s only €2.00

WaterWipes are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract. They are ideal for babies as their skin is a lot softer than ours. WaterWipes are the only baby wipe to be approved by Allergy UK and the National Eczema Association of America. For this month only, they are available from all Haven Pharmacies at the knock-off price of €2.00. Get them while stocks last.

5) Elvive Shampoo & Conditioner 400ml HALF PRICE (Selected Lines)

Each of the L’Oreal Elvive Shampoo & Conditioners are designed with many different hair types in mind. They have created a formula to tackle all kinds of hair, including dry, damaged, oily and coloured hair. Drop into your local Haven Pharmacy to pick up this amazing offer while stocks last.

Find your local Haven Pharmacy to avail of these offers here.

Self Care – taking charge of your health

An exciting societal shift is taking place in relation to how we look after our health and well-being. Increasingly, we have people coming into our pharmacies to seek advice about minor ailments and treatment options from our healthcare experts. Last Thursday, 25th January, saw the launch of the #SelfCare initiative organised by the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) and the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA). The event was held in light of new research that demonstrates consumers are increasingly willing to take charge of their health, leading to a more effective and efficient healthcare system. This initiative sets out a range of proposals for a more focused approach to self care which could lead to better patient outcomes and considerable savings for the State as turning to pharmacists for medical advice could help to reduce waiting lists at GPs and hospitals.

Research demonstrated by yesterday’s publication, which is based on research from Behaviour & Attitudes, illustrates that there is a clear desire from the majority of Irish people (92%) to be involved in their own self care. Furthermore, the IPU recognises that the role of community pharmacists is pivotal to the successful development of self care and its more widespread adoption.

  “Embracing a philosophy of self care can lead to real, measurable savings in healthcare expenses and better outcomes for patients. Pharmacists can play a critical, expanded role in this area, utilising our accessibility and professional capabilities to benefit patients in partnership with our healthcare colleagues and the pharmaceutical industry.”

-Daragh Connolly, Haven Pharmacist and President of the Irish Pharmacy Union

  

-Source: PSI Public Survey – Attitudes to Pharmacy in Ireland

“As well as the obvious benefits for individuals in taking a greater role in maintaining healthy lives, adoption of self-care principles could also help the State manage the financial challenges of an ageing population and strained healthcare budgets. The Government is clearly committed to encouraging people to take more control of their own health, as set out in the Healthy Ireland strategy. Our industry is committed to working with healthcare professionals, especially pharmacists who are often the first port of call for health information and advice, to support consumers to identify the most appropriate channel within the healthcare system.”

-Dave Barrett, Chairman of IPHA Consumer Healthcare Division

Where to Start

The healthy Ireland strategy is a major Government-led programme which aims to encourage and support everyone living in Ireland to have the best possible physical and mental health and wellbeing. The information will be a good foundation for people looking to self care. Furthermore, discussing your health with your local pharmacist, and building trust with them to offer expert advice for you and your loved ones, will put you on the right track to making self care a common aspect of your life.

Ask Your Pharmacist First

The purpose of this information and indeed this initiative, is to emphasise the changing nature of your local pharmacy. With continued hard work, pharmacies hope to be able to expand on their provision of treatments for minor ailments within local Irish communities. Self care is a preventative method of looking after your health – while you have it, so that you can avoid illness/disease later in life. Expert advice is available in all Haven Pharmacies across Ireland. Our pharmacists will take the time to listen and offer advice on how you and your family can self care.

 For further information:

Call into your local Haven Pharmacy to discuss self care and the role of the pharmacist for you and your family. Our pharmacists will provide great-quality, trustworthy information so patients can seek care at the appropriate level and enhance their independence within the healthcare system.

A full copy of Self Care – taking charge of your health can be downloaded from www.ipu.ie and www.ipha.ie.

For further information contact:

Jim Curran, Director of Communications & Strategy, IPU, on 01 493 6401/086 264 0469

OR

Philip Hannon, Communications & Public Affairs Manager, IPHA, on 01 663 0933/087 287 0891

Case Study: Swedish ‘Flu’ Map

The meeting heard about a unique Swedish IT-based self-care initiative that reaches 70% of the Sweedish population, which builds a ‘flu’ map and encourages patients to visit pharmacies for prevention and treatment. Jonas Vikman of LIF, the Swedish pharmaceutical trade association, on a unique predictive health campaign they ran with the retail pharmacy association in Sweden. Treat yourself with advice from your pharmacist analysed real-time data to track where people were accessing online information on colds and flu. From this, they built a ‘flu’ map of Sweden, which was constantly updated and was used to target online advertising on the benefits of visiting a pharmacy. It is estimated that the campaign reached 70% of the Swedish population. It also promoted a valuable public health issue by conveying the message that antibiotics were ineffective in tacking colds and flu.

Transform Your New Year

January can be tough! Not only are we suffering the come down after the festive season, we are all generally trying to improve our health and well-being – which can sometimes feel like deprivation or punishment. The good news is, it doesn’t have to feel this way. At your local Haven Pharmacy, you have access to expert advice on health, nutrition, smoking cessation and a range of topics for you and your little ones to get 2018 off to a great start!

 

Haven Health Check Service

This service includes cholesterol testing, blood glucose testing, Body Mass Index Measurement, Blood Pressure testing. We provide you with an easy-to-understand written record of your results that you can discuss with our pharmacist in confidence. We will tell you where you can get the right kind of help to improve your health and if there is anything you can do yourself to instantly start making a difference. (As this service uses very advanced technology we apply a small charge).

 

 Free Blood Pressure Testing

High Blood Pressure puts extra strain on your arteries and your heart and this may lead to heart attacks and strokes. High Blood Pressure can also damage the eyes and kidneys if left untreated. In most cases, hypertension can be known as a ‘silent disease’ in that it may produce no symptoms even while it is damaging the body. This is why it is important to have your blood pressure checked periodically even if you feel fine. Managing high Blood Pressure is something we will be happy to help you with.

 

Weight Measurement and BMI

Talk to the experts in your local Haven Pharmacy about their weight measurement programmes and nutritional advice. Many of our pharmacies have programmes to regularly monitor your weight and BMI and all our staff will be able to provide you with expert advice on minor changes that can make a big difference to your health.

 

Smoking Cessation

Follow our 8 Step Guide to giving up smoking this year, put together by our experts. Our key message in relation to smoking cessation is to be kind to yourself, you can do it and never quit quitting!! This is one of the best things you can do for yourself this year. You will reduce your risk of cancers, heart problems and general health by kicking this habit.

 

Remember that decisions to improve your health are a great start to the new year. However, they are not limited to January. Set your goals, try to stick to them as best you can, but don’t give up if you feel like you’ve ‘failed’ –  you’re trying, therefore you are not failing! Everyone has difficult days, keep going and be good to yourself. At Haven, our priority is looking after you and your family. Call into us today for some expert advice.

January Top 5 Haven Offers

1) SAVE 30% on Garnier Skin Active/Moisture Bomb Tissue Masks

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Garnier’s new generation of tissue mask, inspired from Asia acts like a burst of hydration for your skin. A true innovation, the tissue mask is infused with an intense glow-boosting formula enriched with sakura extract and hyaluronic acid, a powerful hydrating active capable of retaining 1000x its weight in water. Once applied on the face, it diffuses it’s glow-boosting and hydrating benefits onto the skin. Its gentle fragrance relaxes the senses for a moment of pleasure and wellbeing. Ideal for use in the evening.

 2) SAVE 33% on Pharmaton Capsules & Active Life Caplets

Jan 2

Pharmaton Capsules contain a balanced combination of G115 concentrated Ginseng extract, vitamins and minerals.
Pharmaton Capsules are for the relief of short periods of exhaustion (for example caused by stress), tiredness and a feeling of weakness or lack of vitality. This is daily fatigue, a condition associatd with a busy, hectic lifestyle.
They also help prevent and treat symptoms caused by ill balanced or deficient nutrition. Pharmaton Capsules are not suitable for children.

Benefits & Features

  • The relief of short periods of exhaustion (for example caused by stress), tiredness and a feeling of weakness or lack of vitality.
  • Help prevent and treat symptoms caused by ill balanced or deficient nutrition.
  • Suitable for both men & women but not for children

Dosage

  • The recommended daily dosage is 1 capsule taken with food, preferably at breakfast.

 3) LOCAL DEAL OF THE MONTH (SEE IN STORE)

Jan 3

Every month, each Haven Pharmacy will run their own local deal of the month for the people in their local areas. Check in store for details.

4) SAVE 20% on Ultra Pure Epsom Salts

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Epsom Salts is a great way to aid the body in a natural process of soothing and relaxing after sports, athletics or simply a busy day.

For best results, fill your bath with hot water. Sprinkle 1-2 handfuls of Epsom Salts into the water and gently mix. Soak time 15 -20 minutes. If budget cuts have meant missing out on luxury spa treatments or lavish bath preparations – Epsom Salts is the product for you. With Ultra Pure Epsom Salts you can create your own pampering spa treatments at home. Ultra Pure Epsom Salts can be used in several different ways.

As an exfoliating skin treatment

Just mix 2 cups of Epsom Salts with a few drops of olive oil. Use this mixture to cleanse, exfoliate and gently remove dry skin patches.

As a facial

Stir half a teaspoon into cleansing cream and massage into the skin for deep-pore cleansing. Rinse with cold water.

Add two cups to a warm bath of water

It’s the most familiar use of Epsom Salts. Just lie back and relax for at least 12 minutes. It’s good for the body and good for the soul.

5) SAVE up to 33% on selected lines of NiQuitin Range

Niquitin

NiQuitin Patches are used to help people stop smoking. They work by replacing some of the nicotine you get from cigarettes. This type of treatment is called Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).

The nicotine in cigarettes makes them addictive, but other substances in cigarette smoke, such as tar, carbon dioxide and other toxins, are more harmful to your health. NRT products like NiQuitin Patches do not have the health dangers of tobacco.

The nicotine from NRT reduces your cravings for cigarettes and helps you resist the urge to smoke. It also relieves some of the unpleasant symptoms (like feeling ill or irritable) that smokers have when they try to give up. The patches provide a steady amount of nicotine to your body, generally at a lower level than from cigarettes.