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‘Business as usual’ for pharmacy despite car crashing through window

The car crashed into Hawkley Pharmacy after an elderly gentleman lost control
The car crashed into Hawkley Pharmacy after an elderly gentleman lost control

Staff at a Wigan pharmacy have told C+D it is “business as usual” for the team and patients, after a car crashed into the front window on Saturday.

Pete Burrows, director of M&B Healthcare Group – which operates 11 pharmacies across north-west England – told C+D the car crashed into Hawkley Pharmacy on Carr Lane at 11am on March 2, after an “elderly gentleman lost control of his car while parking up outside”.

“Thankfully, nobody was injured and the gentleman was taken home after being checked over by paramedics,” Mr Burrows said.

Dispensing technician Diane Derbyshire told C+D: “All the front window has gone, but everything’s safe. The fire brigade has said we’re structurally safe.”

“It’s business as usual,” she added.

Local builders boarded up the front window (pictured below) of the pharmacy on Saturday afternoon, and glass and debris from the incident was removed in time for the branch to open on time at 9am today (March 4).

Mr Burrows said: “We’re still assessing the cost. However, we’re just thankful nobody was hurt.”

8 Comments
Question: 
Has your pharmacy ever been damaged in an accident?

N O, Pharmaceutical Adviser

Possibly put a NO ENTRY sign on the shop windo in very BOLD and CAPITAL letters. It might help !!

Benie I, Locum pharmacist

Brush yourself down and back to work people. Nothing to see. Hopefully no damage to the consultation room so those impactful MURs and NMS can kep being performed.

John Ellis, Community pharmacist

Well, we've had the 100 hour pharmacy, and the online pharmacy,  so I suppose it was only a matter of time before a 'drive-through' pharmacy concept would come to fruition.

Reeyah H, Community pharmacist

There already are a few drive thru pharmacies!

Leon The Apothecary, Student

Can we take a moment to appreciate the AAH totes that sacrificed themselves to protect those shelves?

Also, everyone seems to be heading towards the carbon grey and snot green look these days. 

Leon The Apothecary, Student

"But I've got a car waiting inside."

N O, Pharmaceutical Adviser

Just a tickle !! Anything to do with the Viagra poster on the Entrance Door ??? Just a thought.

N O, Pharmaceutical Adviser

More a reason, not to have Parking in front of the shop. Or at least have some kind of a strong barrier between the Parking lot and the shop front. Thank god no one was hurt.

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