Harkins Healthcare

14 March 2022

Harkins Healthcare

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Harkin’s Healthcare is owned by Vincent and Nuala Harkin and proudly celebrated 60 years in business in 2021.

Harkins Healthcare is made up of 2 family-owned community Pharmacies in Maghera - Harkin’s and Glass Pharmacies.  Glass Pharmacies were welcomed into the fold in 2020 and together the two have become a very strong team of amazing staff.

We have all had an unprecedentedly strange and incredibly busy couple of years. At the pharmacies they were determined not to let Covid 19 stall their businesses progress. Covid, in fact became a catalyst for pro activity and expansion. A new consultation room was built last year, and they have introduced a range of new services;

 Covid Vaccine

  • Flu Vaccine

  • Ear Micro-suction

  • Diabetes testing

  • Blood Pressure testing

  • Reflexology

  • Computerised ID photo service

  • New Community projects. 

 Harkins Healthcare also provide NHS services such as 

  •  Minor Ailments

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Medicine Use Reviews (MUR's)

  • Medicines Management & Lifestyle Management. 

 

There are many exciting plans for the near future and just aren’t enough hours in the day!

Nuala & Vincent are determined to make Harkin’s Healthcare more environmentally friendly and an exciting step on this journey was the purchase of an electric vehicle for their delivery service. 

 Nuala Harkin said “We were shocked and delighted when we won Retail NI and Irish News Healthcare Retailer of the year, it is an incredible accolade and vote of confidence from our patients and customers. “

“We have also been informed recently  that our team are 1 of 4 finalists in the prestigious Pharmacy in Focus Covid Champions Award and Vincent Harkin is 1 of 3 finalists for Pharmacist of the year. “

 

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