Cllr David Congreve today cut the ribbon to mark the relaunch of Beeston Co-op Pharmacy.
Pharmacy Manager Sageer Sharif explained that following a £160,000 refurbishment they were able to offer an extended range of services. As well as servicing local nursing homes, they can help patients monitor new medications such as for diabetes, blood pressure or asthma. Medicines Use Reviews can also be undertaken in the new consultation room.
Cllr Congreve reminded those present that the Co-op’s origins lay in flour mills. In an echo of the current horse meat scandal, Co-ops were established by working people in the nineteenth century to provide unadulterated flour at fair prices. Recommending the pharmacy he said:
“Beeston Co-op has the best pharmacy on this side of the city.”
The Co-op are still rooted in the community and award thousands of pounds each year to local good causes. The opening was attended by representatives from the Keldon School of Dance who have recently been awarded £200.