January Top 5

New Year, New You!

 

You can trust Haven Pharmacy to put you and your family’s health first this New Year. This month’s Top 5 Offers have something for everyone to kick start 2020 in the right direction…

NEW! Pharmaton Essentials – Only €10

Pharmaton Essential® is a daily nutritional supplement with key vitamins and minerals specifically formulated to meet daily nutritional needs

 

With B-Complex vitamins (Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, biotin, vitamin B2,  Thiamine) that support normal energy yielding metabolism and helps the body in its daily functioning

  • Release Energy : vitamin B6 & B12 contribute to release / unlock energy from food
  • Maintain a normal cognitive function (zinc and iron) and mental performance (pantothenic acid)
  • Contribute to reduce tiredness & fatigue (vitamin C & niacin)
  • Support the Immune System (selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, B6, C, D and zinc that contributes for a normal function of the immune system)
  • Pollution and exposure to sunlight (UV radiation) can produce free radicals. Selenium, vitamin B2, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

 

Revive Active – Save 25%

Revive Active is a natural high quality blend of 26 active ingredients delivering a multitude of health benefits in one convenient daily sachet. Benefits of Revive Active include natural sustained energy without the use of sugar or caffeine, supported immune system and heart health. The latest formula has increased amounts of CoQ10 from 100mg to 150mg plus the addition of trace minerals; Molybate, Manganese, Chromium, Zinc and Copper. It is recommended to be taken every day first thing in the morning before breakfast.

Energy – Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy metabolism. Synergistic effects between Coenzyme Q10 and Chromium further contribute where Chromium helps to break down stored energy, while Coenzyme Q10 helps utilise it.

Heart & Circulation – Thiamine helps support cardiac function, while synergistic effects between Arginine and Citrulline impact circulation by acting as vasodilators to help constricted blood vessels stay relaxed and elastic.

Immune system – Synergistic effects between Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Selenium work together to support immune system health through effects on wound healing, antioxidants and inflammation.

Bone Health – Synergistic effects between Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D3 act to strengthen bones through their actions on Calcium. Vitamin D3 works to absorb Calcium into the blood stream, while Vitamin K2 works to deposit Calcium within bones and teeth.

 

 

 

New Nordic Apple Cider Tablets – Save 20%

New Nordic Apple Cider Range

Apple Cider Vinegar tablets formulated to help maintain normal fluid balance and digestion. These convenient and easy to take tablets provide all the benefits of liquid apple cider vinegar but without the strong taste.

 

Benefits:

  • No strong vinegar taste
  • Helps maintain fluid balance
  • Helps breakdown of fat
  • Convenient tablet or gummy form

Now also available in gummy format for those who don’t like tablets.

 

Ultra Pure Epsom Salts  – Save 20%

 

ULTRAPURE 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. With Ultrapure Epsom Salts you can create your own pampering spa

treatments at home… Soaking in Epsom Salts, or magnesium sulphate, has many health benefits. It restores vital magnesium levels in the body, reduces stress and leaves

skin radiant and glowing. Use UltraPure Epsom Salts and see why this naturally occurring health product is one of the best-kept secrets in

beauty and stress relief.

 

Epsom Salts Gel

This is the very first product of its kind to be produced here in Ireland! It gives all the relief of an Epsom Salts bath but without the need for a bath because as much as we all love a relaxing bath, it’s just not always possible to find the time! The gel comes in a 200 ml convenient portable tube is fragrance free and contains a concentrated formula of Epsom salts with arnica and Aloe Vera.

 

Dead Sea Salts

Suitable for use on skin that is prone to eczema, acne and psoriasis, its high-grade magnesium content helps restore and rebalance skin, whilst calcium and potassium can help support the natural repair process and replenish minerals.

 

Himalayan Salts

Originating from the Himalayan Mountains, its pure formula contains over eighty minerals, including magnesium to help soothe and repair damaged skin.

 

Limited availability. Offers valid while stocks last

T&Cs Apply. Offer ends 6th February 2020

Haven Awards 2019

Haven Pharmacy Celebrates Excellence at Awards Night 2019

We hosted our 6th Annual Awards night on Saturday 30th November in the Killashee Hotel, Kildare. The much-anticipated night welcomed over 260 guests from our Haven Pharmacies across Ireland as well as many of our commercial partners. This very special event celebrated not only the dedication and commitment of individuals, but also the professional excellence, community care and customer focus demonstrated by independent Haven pharmacies.

A total of nine awards were presented on the night: Haven Rising Star, Haven OTC Assistant, Haven Pharmacy Technician, Haven in the Community, Haven Community Pharmacist, Haven Ambassador of the Year, Haven Special Achievement, Haven Customer Service Team of the Year and Haven Pharmacy of the Year.

We were thrilled to announce the Haven Pharmacy winners on the night as follows:

Haven Pharmacy of the Year – Haven Pharmacy Butlers, Birr, Co. Offaly sponsored by Clonmel Healthcare Ltd and presented by Barry Fitzpatrick.

 

Haven Customer Service Team of the Year – Haven Pharmacy Hickeys, Rush, Co Dublin sponsored by Uniphar Retail Services and presented by Adrian O’Sullivan

 

Haven Ambassador of the Year – Michelle Melia, Haven Pharmacy Cavan sponsored by Reckitt Benckiser Ireland Ltd and presented by Ciaran Woods.

 

Haven Community Pharmacist of the Year – Aideen Delaney, Haven Pharmacy Raffertys Stillorgan, Dublin sponsored by KBC Bank and presented by Michael O’Grady.

 

Haven in the Community – Haven Pharmacy Kennys, Tramore sponsored by United Drug presented by Veronica Carragher

 

Haven Pharmacy Technician of the Year (Joint Winner) – Lauren Kelly, Haven Pharmacy Brennans Barna and Helen Condon Haven Pharmacy Dohertys Beaumont Dublin sponsored by Fitzgerald Power and presented by Noel Winters

 

Haven Pharmacy Special Achievement of the Year – Karl Bingham, Haven Pharmacy Moloneys, Dublin sponsored by Perrigo presented by Niall McMorrow

 

Haven Pharmacy OTC Assistant of the Year  – Ciara Leavy, Haven Pharmacy Mullingar, sponsored by GSK represented by Maria Kenyon, Indepharm Ltd pictured here with Kieran Brennan and Andre Barbosa, Haven Pharmacy Mullingar

 

Haven Rising Star – Marie Kelly, Haven Pharmacy Hollys Liosban, Co. Galway sponsored by Accord Healthcare and presented by Gregg Farrell

 

Indepharm Co-Op and Haven Pharmacy Chairman, Daragh Connolly, thanked everyone for their input into another successful year for the Group. He welcomed new Co-op members and new staff to the Haven family and congratulated the Pharmacy Interns who were placed on the PSI Register earlier this month and continue to practice as Pharmacists within the Haven group.

 

Mr. Connolly said that the staff in Haven directly contributed to the success of Haven and he was delighted with the results of a recent Haven Staff Satisfaction Survey which confirmed that over 88% of staff are happy to work in Haven and 80% would recommend working in Haven to a friend. The results of the survey reinforced the positive impact of being in the Haven Pharmacy Group as well as the strong bonds of collegiality between the pharmacy teams. Mr. Connolly noted that the co-operative ethos of helping improve the health and well-being of patients & customers in local communities was part of the Haven DNA. He praised the teams on raising over €55,000 for charities including CRY Ireland, Beaumont Hospital, Pieta House, Childline, Temple Street Children’s Hospital, the Irish Cancer Society and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland to name just a few.

 

He concluded by extending his thanks to all the sponsors for the event – Clonmel Healthcare, KBC Bank, Perrigo, Accord Healthcare, Fitzgerald Power Accountants, GSK Ireland, Reckitt Benckiser Ireland Ltd., Uniphar Retail Services, United Drug, Fleming Medical, HMR Ireland, Parle & Hickey, iMed, Sam McLernons, Touchstore, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Azpiral – and said he looked forward to another successful year for Haven in 2020.

 

Jack Wise, MC for the night, wowed the audience with his winning combination of jaw-dropping magic tricks and razor-sharp wit ensuring the audience were thoroughly entertained all night.

 

Over €2,000 was raised on the night for Bumbleance, the Childrens National Ambulance Service.

Knitivity 2019

Haven Pharmacy are proud to support Knitivity
in association with Beaumont Hospital Foundation

Knitivity is a Christmas knitting campaign which invites people countrywide to knit one, or all, of its festive knitting projects – which include patterns for both the experienced and the novice knitter – and return them back to their local Haven Pharmacy. The completed knits will be sold in attractive branded gift bags, accompanied by a card identifying the name and county of origin of the knitter to acknowledge and personalise their contribution.

The price range for the completed items will be from €4 to €15 and the festive knits can be bought in Haven Pharmacy stores nationwide.

The festive items make wonderful gifts for all the family this Christmas and 100% of the sale price goes directly to Beaumont Hospital.

If you would like to get involved you can register online at https://www.beaumontfundraising.ie/knitivity or pick up your Knitivity pack in your local Haven Pharmacy.

So come on everybody, let’s get knitting… for good! 

 

 

Have you had your Flu Vaccine yet?

The seasonal flu vaccine is available from October 2019 until the end of April 2020

What is the Flu?

Seasonal flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains, headache, weakness and exhaustion. Symptoms can last for up to one week. You may need to stay in bed until your symptoms get better. Flu affects people of all ages. In some people flu can cause serious complications such as pneumonia.

How flu is spread?

If you are carrying the virus, you can spread it by coughing or sneezing. This can happen from 1-2 days before symptoms develop and up to 5 days after symptoms develop. Flu can survive on worktops and objects, especially in low temperatures and low humidity. You can get flu by touching a surface with the virus on it and then touching your mouth, eyes or nose. The virus can live on a hard surface for up to 24 hours and a soft surface for around 20 minutes.

How Serious is Flu?

The Flu virus is an unpredictable virus. If you are healthy you will usually recover in 7 days. But Flu can be severe and can cause serious illness and death. Complications of flu include bronchitis, pneumonia, ear infections and rarely acute encephalopathy (swelling of the brain). Serious complications of flu are more likely if you have a chronic medical condition or if you are aged 65 years or older. Pregnant women are also at increased risk of flu complications. In Ireland, between 200 and 500 people, mainly older people, die from flu each winter. Every year, around the world, flu causes between 3 and 5 million cases of severe disease and up to 646, 000 deaths.

How can I care for someone with flu at home?

If you are at home with flu or taking care of someone at home, follow these tips to help stop the flu spreading to others:

  • If you have the flu stay in one room with the door closed and, if possible, open a window for fresh air
  • Family members should limit time spent with someone with flu and avoid sharing dishes, books, toys, etc
  • Avoid face-to-face contact with someone who has the flu
  • Discourage visits from people not living in the house
  • If you have flu, cover your nose and mouth with disposable tissues when sneezing or coughing. If tissues are not available, coughing or sneezing into your arm or sleeve (not hand) is recommended
  • Used tissues should be put into a bin and the bin sealed in the room and immediately taken outside for collection
  • Wash hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub, especially after coughing and sneezing
  • Everyone in the house should frequently clean their hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub, especially after every contact with someone with flu or their room or bathroom
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth with your hands as this helps spreads the flu virus
  • Surfaces and items inside the house should be cleaned regularly with bleach-based household cleaners

The Flu Vaccine

This year, the seasonal flu vaccine protects against the 4 strains of flu virus recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the strains most likely to be circulating this season. The flu viruses that are circulating change every year. This is why you need to get a new vaccine each year. You should get your flu vaccination from early October to be protected for flu season. People 10 years and over should get the vaccine from their GP or Pharmacist or Occupational Health Department. Younger children should get the vaccine from their GP. The flu vaccine is free if you are in an at-risk group but you may be charged a consultation fee, unless you have a medical card or a GP visit card. The flu vaccine doesn’t contain any live viruses – it cannot give you the flu.

How it works

The flu vaccine helps your immune system to produce antibodies to fight influenza virus. If you have been vaccinated and you come into contact with the virus, these antibodies will attack it and stop you from getting sick. The flu vaccine starts to work within two weeks.

At-risk groups

The HSE are strongly urging people in at-risk groups to get the flu vaccine. It is strongly recommended the vaccine if you:

  • are 65 years of age and over
  • are pregnant
  • are a child or adult with a long-term health condition
  • work in healthcare
  • are a carer or household contact of anyone at increased medical risk of flu
  • live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility
  • in regular contact with pigs, poultry or water fowl

You should not get the flu vaccine if you have had a severe allergic (anaphylaxis) reaction to a previous dose or any part of the vaccine. Don’t get the flu vaccine if you are taking medicines called combination checkpoint inhibitors (e.g. ipilimumab plus nivolumab). Vaccination should be re-scheduled if you have an acute illness with a temperature greater than 38°C.

Speak to your local Haven Pharmacist about the Flu Vaccine. You can make an appointment in selected Haven Pharmacy stores nationwide.

For more information about Flu and it’s symptoms check out the HSE website

 

 

Haven Health Week

Many people believe that a pharmacist’s job is just to dispense medicines. However, Pharmacists do a great deal more than meets the eye!

At Haven Pharmacy, we are a group of healthcare professionals who can assist you with your health concerns quickly. We can offer you information about treatments, explanations on medication  and provide essential health advice saving you a trip to the doctors.

During Haven Health Week, we are offering a range of health services absolutely Free! Here are just some of the great services available at selected Haven Pharmacies:

  • One-on-one health consultation in privacy
  • Free Health & Wellness Checks* including weight checks and blood pressure measurement
  • Special Offers on vitamins & supplements to suit your specific needs
  • Healthy lifestyle & nutrition tips from guest suppliers in-store
  • Advice on alcohol consumption and smoking cessation
  • Review your medication and ask questions on dosage, usage and side effects
  • Book your Flu Vaccine (available in selected Haven Pharmacy stores)
  • Discuss preventative measures to stay healthy this Winter
  • Receive your Haven Health Screening Card with follow-up appointment

Please note that the free health services vary from store to store so please check with your local Haven Pharmacy to find out what is on offer and make your appointment directly.

You can trust Haven Pharmacy to put you and your family’s health first this Winter… so when you Think Pharmacy, Think Haven.

 

 

October Offers!

Winter Wellness

You can trust Haven Pharmacy to put you and your family’s health first this Winter. This month’s Top 5 October Offers are carefully selected to ensure you and your family stay well this season.

 

Pharmaton  – Save 33%

Pharmaton® Capsules with Ginseng G115® is clinically proven to relieve fatigue and restore vitality. Taking Pharmaton® Capsules can improve your concentration and memory when tired. It is clinically proven to improve concentration levels in fatigued people. Pharmaton® Capsules is the only multivitamin and mineral with Ginseng G115® that enhances mental and physical performance when tired. A perfect addition heading into the Winter Months to beat the tiredness.

 

Alflorex – €25

Alflorex is a best-selling, unique probiotic which is different to all the others on the market. The unique 35624® culture in Alflorex has been clinically tested by leading scientists and gastroenterologists. Alflorex is the only product in Ireland that contains this culture.
Alflorex can help ease the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and proven to reduce;
– Abdominal discomfort
– Passage of gas
– Bloating distention

The bacterial culture in Alflorex occurs naturally in the human gut. It’s part the Bifidobacterium family, one of the first kinds of bacteria passed by mothers to their babies at birth. To ensure this natural culture reaches your gut with its properties intact, we have created a special formulation and confirmed it’s activity in the gut using the highest standards of scientific testing and human clinical trials. Alflorex is suitable for those on a low FODMAP diet. No refrigeration is required.

 

Deal of the Month in your Local Haven Pharmacy

 

Ultra Pure Salts  – Save 25%

Epsom Salts Gel

This is the very first product of its kind to be produced here in Ireland! It gives all the relief of an Epsom Salts bath but without the need for a bath because as much as we all love a relaxing bath, it’s just not always possible to find the time! The gel comes in a 200 ml convenient portable tube is fragrance free and contains a concentrated formula of Epsom salts with arnica and Aloe Vera.

Dead Sea Salts

Suitable for use on skin that is prone to eczema, acne and psoriasis, its high grade magnesium content helps restore and rebalance skin, whilst calcium and potassium can help support the natural repair process and replenish minerals.

Himalayan Salts

Originating from the Himalayan Mountains, its pure formula contains over eighty minerals, including magnesium to help soothe and repair damaged skin.

 

ThermaCare® – Back Pain Relief 4 for €10

Back pain is often caused by tight muscles. ThermaCare® Back Pain Therapy HeatWraps fit snugly around the affected area, providing targeted pain relief that penetrates deeply, warming the muscle right where it hurts. When worn for 8 hours, can deliver up to 16 hours of soothing back pain relief. These single-use wraps are designed to provide pain relief at home and on the go

Benefits

  • Soft layers of comfortable material that contain patented heat cell technology
  • Heat generating ingredients of iron, charcoal, salt and water that react on contact with oxygen to produce heat.
  • Stays warm for up to 8 hours
  • 16 hours of powerful pain relief and deep muscle relaxation
  • Deep penetrating heat
  • Long lasting pain relief
  • Ultra thin & discreet

 

Limited availability. Offers valid while stocks last

T&Cs Apply. Offer ends 6th November 2019

Haven Pharmacy Kavanaghs Dunshaughlin are Hiring!

Haven Pharmacy Kavanaghs Dunshaughlin are looking for an experienced Pharmacy Technician to work as part of their established and patient focused dispensary team.

This is a full time position in a busy dispensary. Alternate Saturdays off.  Competitive salary available.

For more information please contact Peter Kavanagh 01 8259801 or email your CV to peter.kavanagh@havenpharmacy.ie

 

 

 

 

 

Haven Pharmacy Kennys Tramore are Hiring!

Haven Pharmacy Kennys in Tramore Co.Waterford are hiring a Qualified Pharmacy Technician to join their team!

This is a Full Time position.

Send your CV to paul.kenny@havenpharmacy.ie or for more information please call Paul or Tracey on 051 330543

Haven Pharmacy Gildeas Westmeath are Hiring!

Pharmacy Technician required for full time position in Haven Pharmacy Gildea’s, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath.

If you enjoy working in a fast pace environment as part of a great team, this could be the position for you!

Duties and Responsibilities:
– To assist the pharmacists and fellow team members in the smooth running of the dispensary, the processing of all related schemes and orders.
– To provide a prompt professional and courteous service, ensuring excellent customer service.
– Effectively handling queries with patients, prescribers, suppliers, surgeries and nursing homes.
– To maintain standards relative to accuracy, efficiency and neatness/cleanliness of all working aspects.
– Accurate and timely processing of claims.

Essential Criteria:
– The successful candidate must have a recognised Pharmacy Technician Qualification.
– The ideal candidate must have previous Pharmacy Technician Experience in a busy pharmacy setting.

Email your CV to john.gildea@havenpharmacy.ie

Haven Pharmacy Brosnans Kenmare are Hiring!

Haven Pharmacy Brosnans, Kenmare, Co. Kerry are currently recruiting for two positions in their busy pharmacy…

Position 1:
Full time, Beauty & Medicine counter assistant.

Position 2:
Part time Beauty & Medicine Counter Assistant to cover a maternity leave for 6-9 months

Successful applicants should have
• Experience/Interest in Beauty and Pharmacy
• Have excellent English & Communication Skills
• Be flexible and work well as part of a team

To be considered for this position please email your CV to angela.brosnan@havenpharmacy.ie