Check your Metabolic Age in Haven Pharmacy

⏱ Weigh Your Age ⏱

On Thursday 7th February, selected Haven Pharmacies nationwide are taking part in the #OperationTransformation ‘Weigh Your Age’ Campaign.

This services provided are absolutely FREE!

Your Haven Pharmacist will measure & record your;

– Metabolic Age
– Fat Percentage
– Visceral Fat
– Weight

The following Haven Pharmacies are participating in the Weigh Your Age Campaign:

Haven Pharmacy Scannells 16 South Main Street Bandon Co Cork
Haven Pharmacy Scannells Riverview Unit 4 Riverview S.C. Bandon Co Cork
Haven Pharmacy Brennans Taylors Lane Ballyboden Rathfarnham Dublin 16
Haven Pharmacy Cassidys Unit 3 Chandler’s Guild James Street Dublin 8
Haven Pharmacy Doherty’s 2 Shantalla Road Beaumont Dublin 9
Haven Pharmacy Greene’s 36 Main Street Rathfarnham Dublin 14
Haven Pharmacy Loobys 42 Manor Road Palmerstown Dublin 20
Haven Pharmacy Moloneys Grange Cross Ballyfermot Dublin 10
Haven Pharmacy Murrays Killiney S.C. Rochestown Ave Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin
Haven Pharmacy O’Sullivans Mill Road Killorglin Co Kerry
Haven Pharmacy Shanahan’s Church Street Castleisland Co Kerry
Haven Pharmacy Kennellys 6 Lower Castle Street Tralee Co Kerry
Haven Pharmacy Duleek Main Street Duleek
Haven Pharmacy Kavanagh’s Unit 4&5 Dunshaughlin S.C. Dunshaughlin Co Meath
Haven Pharmacy Butlers Main Street Birr Co Offaly
Haven Pharmacy Lannens 10 New Street Carrick on Suir Co Tipperary
Haven Pharmacy Connolly’s 59 Main Street Dungarvan Waterford
Haven Pharmacy Kennys Elm Road The Ring Road Tramore Co Waterford
Haven Pharmacy Kennys Lower Branch Road Tramore Co Waterford
Haven Pharmacy Gildeas Main Street Kinnegad Co Westmeath
Haven Pharmacy Gildeas Main Street Killucan Co Westmeath

Haven – expert advice from trusted pharmacists in local Irish pharmacies

Transform Your New Year with Haven Pharmacy!

Happy New Year Everyone!

January can be tough… Not only are we suffering the come down after the festive season and feeling the pinch, we are all generally trying to improve our health and well-being – which can sometimes feel like deprivation or punishment after all the indulgence. 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 2019 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.

 

HSE Launch Winter Plan 2018/2019

The HSE has published the highly anticipated Winter Plan 2018/19. The €30 million plan seeks primarily to support older people and their transition from the acute setting, and to support acute and community operations.

More than 60% of people aged over 50 in Ireland are living with a chronic health condition leaving them more vulnerable to infection. Therefore, it is vital that these people receive the flu and pneumonia vaccines, the HSE has said.

Speaking at the launch of the HSE’s Winter Plan 2018/2019 Dr Vida Hamilton, HSE National Clinical Advisor Acute Hospitals, said; “More than 60 per cent of people over 50 are living with a chronic condition such as asthma, COPD, diabetes and heart failure. They, along patients living with cancer and immunosuppression, are more vulnerable to infection and need to protect themselves with vaccination against flu and pneumonia. We know that 20 per cent of winter admissions are due to chest infections and prevention is always better than cure. Handwashing is vitally important as viruses can live for days on surfaces and our hands then bring the bugs to our faces, which can lead to winter vomiting or flu. Every time you wash your hands you protect yourself.”

The plan focuses on: Preparedness of the entire health system to deal with winter pressures from 1 December 2018 to 31 March 2019 including: Increased number of patient attendances at emergency departments, increased number of patients requiring hospital admission, infection outbreaks in health service and wider community, heightened requirements for isolation due to infection prevention and control requirements, high hospital bed occupancy rates (currently 95-100 per cent) and increased numbers of patients in acute hospitals whose discharge is delayed.

Key Sites of Concern
9 sites, on the basis of trolley performance in recent winters, together with performance year to date, have been identified as key sites of concern for Winter 2018 / 2019:
1. Mater University Hospital
2. St. Vincent’s University Hospital
3. Tallaght University Hospital
4. Naas General Hospital
5. Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore
6. Galway University Hospital
7. University of Limerick Hospital
8. Cork University Hospital
9. University Hospital Waterford

Stay well this Winter – have your own Winter Plan!

Did you get the Flu Vaccine?
If you haven’t already done so, get the flu vaccine- ask your local Haven Pharmacy for advice. Prevention is better than cure!

Do you wash your hands properly?
Wash your hands regularly to avoid catching and spreading infection. Ask our local Haven Pharmacist about anti-bacterial gels, hand sanitizer and wipes to ensure your hands are bacteria free even when you are on the go

Are you taking your medicines correctly?
Check with your local Haven Pharmacist to ensure you have enough for the holiday period, don’t be caught short. Check when your local Haven Pharmacy re-opens again after Christmas so you can plan your next prescription.

Are you using your devices correctly?
Use your devices correctly for monitoring and treatment. Ask your local Haven Pharmacist to check your technique whether it is an inhaler or blood pressure monitor – it is a good idea to check that you are using the device correctly.

The HSE have put together some information to help you stay well this winter and along with useful advice if you are feeling under the weather – click here for more information

New Haven Pharmacy Opens in Tramore

We are delighted to announce a new Haven Pharmacy has officially opened at Lower Branch Road, Tramore, Co Waterford. 

After 10 years serving the local community, Haven Pharmacy Kenny’s success story continues as they open a second Haven Pharmacy in Tramore.

Paul Kenny M.P.S.I is well known in the community as he also celebrates his 10 year anniversary in his pharmacy in Elm Park. The new store, which is ideally located beside the Family Medical Centre on Lower Branch Road, offers a diverse range of products and services along with a warm welcome from familiar faces in the local community.

Celebrations were held on Thursday 29th November where the local radio station WLRFM broadcasted live from Kenny’s Pharmacy where there was great discounts, prizes, giveaways and festive treats for all!

Not to forget the fabulous cake…

   

A very special guest arrived to officially open the store… Santa took time out of his busy schedule to surprise all the children and families who came to support Paul & his new staff.

We wish Paul the very best of luck for a successful future with the Haven Pharmacy group!

 

Haven Pharmacies Dublin Donate to Ronald McDonald House

Well done to the wonderful staff at Haven Moloneys, Haven Errigal & Haven McLaughlins in Dublin who clubbed together to buy an Xbox Console Set and donated it to Ronald McDonald House.

The set was auctioned off and raised €660.00!

 

Pictured L-R: Joanne Murphy (Haven Moloneys), Stephanie Murtagh (Haven Errigal) and Rachel Ennis (Haven McLaughlins) presenting the Xbox to Joe Kenny of Ronald McDonald House

Well done team!

Annual Haven Awards 2018

Haven Pharmacy recognises excellence at Awards Night 2018

We hosted our 5th Annual Awards night on Saturday 24th November in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork. The night welcomed over 230 guests from Haven Pharmacies across Ireland as well as many of Haven’s Commercial Partners.

This very special and much anticipated night celebrated the hard work, dedication, superior customer service, professional excellence and care demonstrated by independent Haven pharmacies throughout the Group.

A total of nine awards were presented on the night: Haven Rising Star, Haven Professional Services, Haven Digital Media Leader, Haven Pharmacy Technician, Haven in the Community, Haven Community Pharmacist, Haven Ambassador of the Year, Haven Customer Service Team of the Year and Haven Pharmacy of the Year.

Indepharm Co-Op and Haven Pharmacy Chairman Keith Brennan thanked the Haven family on another successful year for the Group. He referred to increased margins and turnover but focused on the dedication of the Haven teams in the pharmacies delivering exceptional care on a daily basis as well as their steadfast community spirit.

Keith emphasised that it was this community spirit that underpinned Haven’s partnership with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association and sparked the various fundraising activities throughout the year. He praised the teams on raising more than €54,000 for charities including Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Irish Cancer Society, Jigsaw and the Beaumont Hospital Foundation in 2018.

Mr. Brennan concluded by extending thanks to all the sponsors for the event: Clonmel Healthcare, Accord Healthcare, Fitzgerald Power, HCS Business Solutions, Graphite HRM, GSK Ireland, Reckitt Benckiser Ireland Ltd., Teva Pharmaceuticals, Uniphar Retail Services, United Drug, Fleming Medical, HMR Ireland, Mylan, Parle & Hickey, Perrigo, Sam McLernons, Touchstore and Visualise.

Mary Byrne, of X Factor fame, wowed the audience with a lively and engaging performance and Niall Rynne was the MC for the night.

Over €2,000 was raised on the night for the Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General Hospital.

Haven Pharmacy Award Winners 2018


Haven Pharmacy of the Year – Haven Pharmacy Raffertys, Stillorgan Shopping Centre, Co. Dublin sponsored by Clonmel Healthcare Ltd and presented by Barry Fitzpatrick.


Customer Service Team of the Year (joint winner) – Haven Pharmacy Brennans, Ballyboden, Dublin 16 sponsored by GSK and presented by Stuart Keegan


Customer Service Team of the Year (joint winner) – Haven Pharmacy McAleers, Finglas East, Dublin 11 sponsored by United Drug and presented by Veronica Carragher


Haven Ambassador of the Year – Ann Doyle, Haven Pharmacy Brennans, Ballyboden, Dublin 16 sponsored by Uniphar Retail Services and presented by Billy Reidy


Haven Community Pharmacist of the Year – Niamh O’Dwyer, Haven Pharmacy Butlers, Birr, Co. Offaly sponsored by Reckitt Benckiser Ireland Ltd and presented by Ciaran Woods.


Haven in the Community – Haven Pharmacy Gildeas, Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath sponsored by Graphite HRM and presented by Moira Grassick


Haven Pharmacy Technician – Marie Nevin, Haven Pharmacy Butlers, Birr, Co. Offaly sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals and presented by Sinead Finucane


Haven Digital Media Leader – Andre Barbosa, Haven Pharmacy Brennans, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath sponsored by HCS Business Solutions and presented by Neil Phelan


Haven Professional Services – Haven Pharmacy Frawleys, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary sponsored by Fitzgerald Power and presented by Noel Winters


Haven Rising Star – Aine Madden, Haven Pharmacy Brennans, Cavan sponsored by Accord Healthcare and presented by Gregg Farrell

Haven Pharmacy Loobys Step it Out for Irish Cancer Society

Well done to the Haven Team at Loobys in Palmerstown who held a fundraising walk for the Irish Cancer Society on Thursday 25th & Friday 26th October.

Both mornings they wrapped up and braved the elements with customers, walking almost 5km… and raised a whopping €1,265!!!

Afterwards, everyone enjoyed some delicious homemade treats which even had edible pink ribbons on them! Well deserved 🙂

If you would like to donate to this very worthy cause please go to https://www.cancer.ie

Winners of Haven Healthy Minds Colouring Competition!

Back in August, Haven Pharmacy launched a Healthy Minds Colouring Competition to encourage children to stretch their creativity in arts and crafts during Back to School time. The competition had two separate age categories for kids aged 4 – 7 years old and 8 – 12 years old. Entrants are invited to showcase their skills and colour in an illustration drawn by judge Don Conroy.

Pictured above is Don Conroy with the very difficult task of choosing just one winner per category.

Having encouraged many children to express their creativity over the years Don Conroy was back judging the competition again this year. Speaking at the judging of the competition Don said “I am delighted to be working with Haven again on this wonderful initiative. I cannot believe the amount of entries that have been sent in, it’s a testament to all the parents and teachers out there who are keeping up the children’s interest in the creative arts and taking a break from technology. It’s going to be a very tough decision but what I am really looking for is something that shows a lot of effort, where the entrant has put their own uniqueness to a blank canvas and made their vision come alive!”

After a long morning of deliberation, just two entrants were chosen out of thousands of entries… Here they are!

 

Winner of our 8-12 year old Category is Niamh Farrell who submitted her entry to Haven Gildeas in Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath.

Well done Niamh, Don was impressed with the level of detail and the little extras that he had to look really closely for. We love the Haven branding on the characters too! 🙂

 

Winner of our 4 – 8 year old Category is Alana Morris who submitted her entry to Haven Faheys, in Tullamore Co. Offaly.

Well done Alana, Don said that the burst of colour really caught his eye and the detailed accessories you added in were very impressive too! 🙂

These two very lucky ladies have each won a 4* family holiday to Delphi Adventure Resort which includes a 3 night stay in a Luxury Suite in Delphi Adventure Resort, full Irish breakfast each morning, 4 adventure tokens per person, free bike hire for the family on one day of choice, 3 course evening meal in The 814 Restaurant on two evenings of their choice and thermal suite experience for the parents… Enjoy your prize with the family girls!

Well done from everyone at Haven Pharmacy, until next year everybody- Keep Those Minds Healthy!

Haven Connollys Dungarvan raise over €200 for Breast Cancer Awareness

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that every day in Ireland 12 woman are diagnosed with breast cancer?

This month the Irish Cancer Society are encouraging women of all ages to become more breast aware. Breast awareness is about knowing what feels normal for you, that way if any changes occur you will recognise them much sooner. 1 in 10 women in Ireland will develop breast cancer during their lifetime – and early detection is your best defense against cancer!

Haven Pharmacy Connolly’s joined the Irish Cancer Society in the fight against cancer by hosting a Cups Against Breast Cancer coffee morning in Dungarvan and they managed to raise over €200 for Irish Cancer Society!

 

By hosting the Cups Against Cancer coffee morning this October Haven supported patients with breast cancer and their families. The donations from the coffee morning will fund research and support services for breast cancer patients across Ireland. You can still support this worthy cause by purchasing a pink pin in the pharmacy and placing your donations in the box on the counter.
For more advice and information go to https://www.cancer.ie/cancer-information/breast-cancer

South Dublin County Business Awards

We are delighted to announce that Haven Pharmacy Brennans in Ballyboden have been nominated for two awards in the South Dublin County Business Awards.

They have been nominated for 1) Best small business (sponsored by AIB) and 2) Customer Service-Retail (sponsored by City West Hotel)

We wish them the very best of luck on Friday 19th October in Citywest!