New pharmacy opens
Central Scotland MSP Margaret Mitchell did the honours at a ribbon-cutting for the new Boots pharmacy in Hamilton.
Staff relocated from Hillhouse Road to Wellhall Road ahead of Christmas.
And they were delighted to welcome the Conservative politician to their new base in the heart of Hillhouse.
Mrs Mitchell said: “It was a pleasure and privilege to help open the new Hamilton store. The team work tirelessly to provide firstclass primary care services in the community and I hope customers will benefit even further from the facilities in store.”
Located within walking distance of Wellhall Surgery, customers and patients will be able to make the most of the new pharmacy for their healthcare essentials.
Along with a brand new dispensary, private consultation room and waiting area, the team of pharmacists and pharmacy support colleagues will be on hand to dispense patients’ prescriptions, as well as offer healthcare advice and information on overthe-counter medicines.
Store manager Chloe Goodbrand said: “We understand that our customers really value having accessible healthcare close by, so I’m delighted that we have been able to secure a new unit in Hamilton, where our pharmacy team will be able to continue to welcome the local community in for all of their prescription and pharmacy services needs.
“I’d like to thank our team for their incredible support and the local health board in helping us to find and transfer the license at such short notice, making sure that there was no disruption in care for our patients.
“Hamilton welcomed its very first Boots store in June 1922, and over 95 years later, our dedicated team of healthcare professionals are still just as passionate about supporting our patients, and meeting the healthcare needs of the local community.”
Ceremony Margaret Mitchell MSP cuts the ribbon