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DRUG SERV DIABETES CENTRE PHARMACY TO UNDERGO RENOVATION – Opening Hours Shortened

DRUG SERV DIABETES CENTRE PHARMACY TO UNDERGO RENOVATION – Opening Hours Shortened

 

On Monday August 4, 2014 the National Health Fund (NHF) will begin renovation of the Drug Serv Diabetes Centre Pharmacy located at 1 Downer Avenue in Kingston.

In order to facilitate the 12 week renovation the pharmacy opening hours have been shortened and as a result Drug Serv Diabetes Centre will be closed on Saturdays and on week days will operate from an earlier start time of 6:30 a.m. and close two hours earlier than normal at 2 pm.

During normal opening hours the pharmacy fills on average- 371 prescriptions per day, 80% of which are prescriptions for patients seen in hospitals and clinics in the public health sector. The shortened opening hours will see a reduction in the number of prescriptions being filled to approximately 230 prescriptions per day. Patients are being encouraged to use alternative pharmacies during the renovation, including Union Square Drug Serv, pharmacies at public health facilities and prescriptions for children and pregnant mothers can be filled at the Glen Vincent Drug Serv.

Mr. Everton Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of the NHF says, “The renovation is in keeping with the upgrading of pharmacies under NHF management and will provide a more pleasant experience for patients including reduced waiting time, improved working environment for staff and ensure compliance with Pharmacy Council of Jamaica regulations.”

Other pharmacies under NHF management which are currently undergoing renovation are Drug Serv pharmacies at the Black River and May Pen Hospitals and the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) pharmacy, which should be completed by September 2014.

For further information contact:

Shermaine Robotham, Acting Public Information Manager
Telephone: 906-1106

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