National Pharmacies – Norwood | Now Open 24/7

Norwood National Pharmacies is now open every hour, every day.

Norwood National Pharmacies is the first community pharmacy to open its doors 24/7 under a South Australian Government initiative increasing access to health care.

National Pharmacies has opened its first 24-7 pharmacy in South Australia where a pharmacist will be available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, alongside their entire pharmacy product range.

As part of a State Government initiative to provide South Australians around-the-clock access to pharmacy services and medicines, the National Pharmacies Norwood store will service the central Adelaide region and is the first of three pharmacies selected through a competitive tender process.  The State Government is investing $2.5 million a year to fund the initiative which will help to reduce avoidable presentations to busy hospital emergency departments.

National Pharmacies CEO Vito Borrello said National Pharmacies was delighted to be expanding its role as one of the state’s largest community pharmacy groups by extending the Norwood store’s operating hours to 24-7.

“Our professional team of pharmacists are now available 24/7 to provide health advice and dispense time-critical medications, including pain relief for sick children and antivirals for COVID and Shingles, allowing for rapid treatment and recovery of illnesses that require prompt management,” he said.

Mr Borrello acknowledged the State Government for improving access to community pharmacy services.

Premier Peter Malinauskas said: “This is a game-changer for South Australian families and will also relieve pressure on our busy hospitals. If someone gets sick in the middle of the night and needs quick access to medicine or health advice, they can now go to a 24-hour pharmacy instead of the ED.”

Minister for Health and Wellbeing Chris Picton said: “The added introduction of improved access to UTI treatment and a resupply of the Pill will also provide a major boost to women’s healthcare, putting patients first and providing faster access to support, while helping to ease pressure on hospital emergency departments and wait times to see a GP.”

From March 2024, South Australian women aged 18-65 with uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) will be able to access antibiotic treatment through participating pharmacies. And from May 2024, eligible women will also be able to visit a local pharmacy to access a resupply of their oral contraceptive pill, without needing a doctor’s appointment or prescription.

National Pharmacies – Norwood Store details

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the National Pharmacies website.

What:  National Pharmacies – Norwood

When:    Open 24/7

Where:   156 The Parade, Norwood

Who:   Everyone

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