Well Pharmacy has called the trial of a prescription vending machine in Poynton a huge success. The vending machine located outside Well Pharmacy on Park Lane, in Poynton, Stockport and enables patients to pick-up their prescription 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The local pharmacy was refit back in Spring 2019 when the medication vending machine was installed. Since then, 30% of patients have opted to collect their prescriptions outside of normal trading hours, with the number of people using the machine doubling during the first lockdown.
Carole Roberts, Pharmacist for Well Poynton Pharmacy, said:
“Having a 24/7 collection point during the Covid pandemic has been a huge help for a lot of our patients, especially those who are shielding as they could safely collect their medication while out on their daily walks. Our prescription vending machine has been the perfect solution to give customers the option to collect their prescription whenever is convenient for them, with some even collecting at 4am!
“It’s about giving our patients choice, so they can collect at a time that suits their individual needs and schedule best, without having to come into the pharmacy. Most of our patients still prefer to come into our pharmacy so they can have a quick chat about their medication and say hello to the team, but not everyone can collect their prescriptions during opening hours.
“It’s really simple for the patient, you order your prescription as normal, then when your medication has been dispensed by our expert pharmacist, you’ll receive a text message with a unique code to let you know it is ready to collect. You can go to the machine to pick it up at a time that best suits you.”
For more information about our 24/7 prescription vending machines: https://www.well.co.uk/prescriptions/24-7-pick-up