Haven Pharmacy celebrates excellence at Awards Night 2019
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Haven Pharmacy hosted their 6th Annual Awards night on Saturday 30 November in the Killashee Hotel, Kildare. The much-anticipated night welcomed over 260 guests from Haven Pharmacies across Ireland as well as many of Haven’s Commercial Partners.
This very special event celebrated not only the dedication and commitment of individuals but also the professional excellence, community care and customer focus demonstrated by independent Haven pharmacies.
A total of nine awards were presented on the night: Haven Rising Star; Haven OTC Assistant; Haven Pharmacy Technician; Haven in the Community; Haven Community Pharmacist; Haven Ambassador of the Year; Haven Special Achievement; Haven Customer Service Team of the Year; and Haven Pharmacy of the Year.
Indepharm Co-Op and Haven Pharmacy Chairman Daragh Connolly thanked everyone for their input into another successful year for the Group. He welcomed new Co-Op members and new staff to the Haven family and congratulated the Pharmacy Interns who were placed on the PSI Register earlier this month and continue to practice as Pharmacists within the Haven group.
Mr Connolly said the staff in Haven directly contributed to the success of Haven and he was delighted with the results of a recent Haven Staff Satisfaction Survey, which confirmed that over 88% of staff are happy to work in Haven, and 80% would recommend working in Haven to a friend.
Mr Connolly noted that the Co-Operative ethos of helping improve the health and well-being of patients and customers in local communities as part of the Haven DNA.
He praised the teams on raising over €55,000 for charities including CRY Ireland, Beaumont Hospital, Pieta House, Childline, Temple Street Children’s Hospital, the Irish Cancer Society and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, to name just a few. He concluded by extending his thanks to all the sponsors for the event – Clonmel Healthcare, KBC Bank, Perrigo, Accord Healthcare, Fitzgerald Power Accountants, GSK Ireland, Reckitt Benckiser Ireland Ltd., Uniphar Retail Services, United Drug, Fleming Medical, HMR Ireland, Parle & Hickey, iMed, Sam McLernons, Touchstore, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Azpiral – and said he looked forward to another successful year for Haven in 2020.
Jack Wise, MC for the night, wowed the audience with his winning combination of jawdropping magic tricks and razor-sharp wit, ensuring the audience were thoroughly entertained all night.
Over €2,000 was raised on the night for Bumbleance, the Children’s National Ambulance Service.