I recently visited the Community Pharmacy in Bridge Street, Llangennech, to thank the staff there for the heroic efforts they have made during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure everyone has been able to access the medicines that they need.
Llangennech Pharmacy is just one of many pharmacies across the area where staff have had to cope with unprecedented challenges, first the panic when people were rushing to get their prescriptions before lockdown, then additional workload to get medicines out to those who are shielding and then sometimes their own staff shortages.
I’d like to say a special thank you to Alan Bowen, who runs the local Karate Club, who recruited an energetic group of volunteers that have been a great help in Llangennech Pharmacy, and to Cllr Gary Jones who has helped deliver prescriptions.
Whilst the vast majority of customers have understood the pressures, there have unfortunately been some who have vented their anger and impatience on pharmacy staff.
To everyone who has worked or helped in this or other pharmacies – an enormous thank you.