The pharmacy on Station Road, next to the Verwood Surgery, will close next month with all staff and services relocated to the company’s Manor Road premises.
Owner Pharmland has been operating the two stores together pending the relocation of its NHS contract which is set to be activated on December 9th 2023.
The move means all NHS prescriptions will be available from the Bank Court pharmacy instead of the smaller shop next to Verwood Surgery.
The new Bank Court site offers longer opening hours and more services – 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturday – plus a 24 hour Medpoint prescription collection machine.
Phamland says: “Once we are able to consolidate our two locations to Bank Court on the 9th December, we will finally be able to start working on new service delivery such as minor ailment services, and the plans for the 1st floor renovation.
“We also have exciting plans for a new pharmacy system that will vastly improve the efficiency of our service and give greater clarity to patients on when their prescription is ready to collect.
“We will have more announcements on this in due course, but as a sneak preview, watch this space for the launch of our new ear health service, which will include HD digital otoscopy, microsuction ear wax removal and hearing checks, supported by experienced ENT professionals. Coming very soon to Verwood Pharmacy at Bank Court.
“We’d once again like to extend our gratitude to Verwood Council, the PPG and the many other advisors that have assisted us in achieving this outcome, which will provide long-term benefits to our Verwood locality. Most of all though, we’d like to thank you, our amazing patients, for the support, understanding and patience shown during this challenging year. Now we can resume our focus on delivering high-quality healthcare services to you.”
The Lake Road site closed earlier this year, and Morrison’s Pharmacy in the Chiltern Drive store continues unaffected by the changes.