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Let’s get ready to party and a hearty Mayo welcome to you too

It would be easy to write an editorial this week about how it is time for Mary Harney to step up to the plate or step down. I’m not usually critical of Minister Harney, I think she’s a brave woman for taking on the health portfolio, but I think new ideas are needed in our health service, with a new leader to boot.

‘Gross inaccuracies’ in HSE pharmacy list

Sixteen Mayo pharmacies which were incorrectly listed on the HSE website, as pharmacies that will continue to administer under the Community Drug Scheme from Saturday, shows the utter “incompetence” of the HSE according to one irate local pharmacist. The pharmacist, who did not want to be named, was included in this incorrect list and condemned this “incredible” error on the HSE’s behalf which is only “adding to the public’s confusion” about where they can avail of their community drugs scheme medication.

‘Despicable’ scenes at HSE-operated pharmacy

The pharmacist advised her to try another pharmacy which might have it in stock or she was offered a home delivery service — however, there was no timeframe given as to when this delivery would take place. The woman left saying she was “anxious” about her health as she needed the medication with expediency, and she also left without prescriptions filled for her elderly neighbour and for a teenager.

Mayo pharmacies resume normal service, but dispute is not over

The pharmacy/HSE action is over for now with hundreds of pharmacists once again dispensing medicines under the Community Drug Schemes. But the Irish Pharmaceutical Union has warned that if the HSE places any obstacles in the way of pharmacies resuming normal services they will be met with a “very swift response”.

Normal service resumes at Mayo pharmacies

The pharmacy/HSE action is over for now with hundreds of pharmacists once again dispensing medicines under the Community Drug Schemes. But the Irish Pharmaceutical Union has warned that if the HSE places any obstacles in the way of pharmacies resuming normal services they will be met with a “very swift response”.

 

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