NEW SUPERCARE PHARMACY OPENING SOON IN KEYSBOROUGH

The Andrews Labor Government will open a new Supercare Pharmacy in Parkmore Shopping Centre so people in Keysborough can get the healthcare and advice they need from pharmacists and nurses late at night.

Member for Keysborough Martin Pakula today announced Parkmore Pharmacy 4 Less is one of seven additional pharmacies which will open 24-hours-a-day, every day from 30 June, with a nurse on site from 6pm – 10pm daily.

The Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment to open 20 Supercare Pharmacies across Victoria, with the final eight Supercare Pharmacies to open by mid-2018.

Supercare Pharmacies provide people with round-the-clock access to pharmacists for advice, supply of medicines and dispensing prescriptions. A nurse is on site from 6pm to 10pm to provide face-to-face health advice and treatment for minor injuries or illness.

The free nursing service also assists with wound management, physical assessment, flu and whooping cough immunisations, health screening, sexual health advice and referrals to other services.

Supercare Pharmacies do not replace doctors or the need to visit an emergency department.

The other Supercare Pharmacies will open at Coburg Pharmacy 4 Less, Reservoir Pharmacy 4 Less, Balwyn Day + Night Pharmacy, Curlewis Pharmacy 4 Less, Bendigo UFS Pharmacies and Traralgon Chemist Warehouse.

Victoria’s first five 24-hour Supercare Pharmacies, located in Ascot Vale, Craigieburn, Wantirna South, Yarraville and Ballarat, have helped thousands of people in just nine months.

Since July 2016, more than 50,655 visits have been made at these pharmacies between 10pm and 7am, with patient numbers growing every month. There have also been more than 3,260 episodes of care provided by Supercare nursing staff.

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Pharmacy 4 Less in Parkmore will help local families and shift-workers get the non-emergency care and urgent medications they need after hours.

This will also give locals in Keysborough and surrounding suburbs an alternative to going to a busy emergency department for minor injury or illness, taking some pressure of the system.

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