Get Fit with McGreals this January 2018 – Operation Transformation is Back!


This January we plan to lead the way in promoting healthy living in our community as we join in RTE’s Operation Transformation!

After the success of last years Operation Transformations National Walk in Blessington Co Wicklow we have decided to team up with Wicklow Sports Partnership to bring the national event to Blessington again this year! The walk will take place on Saturday 13th January at 11am and we encourge the whole community to get behind it & join us for the 5km loop of the town starting at McGreals Primary Care Centre.

Enquire about weekly walking groups at your local McGreals Pharmacy.

McGreals Pharmacy will be offering a free weekly weigh in service for the
duration of RTE’s Operation Transformation’s show on a day of your choosing in our stores in Blessington, Baltinglass, Newbridge, Monasterevin and Portarlington.

This service includes free waist and weight measurements as well as free professional advice on healthy eating. We will keep a record of your numbers in store so that you can monitor your progress and stay motivated!

Send us your photo(s) of how you are staying fit this January to info@mcgreals.ie & we will use the photos on our social media to encourage and motivate other
community members to get active!
Best photo will be chosen at the end of the show & will be awarded a prize from McGreals Pharmacy.

Ask Your Pharmacist – How can they help?

Pharmacists are highly trained experts in medication management — and key members of your healthcare team. Pharmacists can provide advice and information on many common health topics and ailments. Are you taking full advantage of the many helpful services your pharmacist can provide? Here’s what you should know.

Manage your medications

Pharmacists are specialists with in-depth knowledge of hundreds of medications — including prescription, non-prescription (or “over-the-counter”) and supplements.

As a healthcare professional specializing in drugs, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and chronic health conditions, your pharmacist works with other healthcare professionals to ensure you are receiving the right drug and dose at the right time for your personal needs. This is especially important if you take more than one medication, and even more so if the medications are initiated by different prescribers.

Your pharmacist can explain the best way to take your medications, ensuring that you know the possible side effects and how to manage them, and that you understand how your medications interact with other medications, food and drink.

Treat everyday ailments

Your pharmacist does more than just dispense and advise on medications. Other services may include:

Giving flu shots.
Recommending treatment (e.g., medication, lifestyle changes) or referral to another practitioner for common conditions such as allergies, sunburn, flu, and rashes.
Screening for cholesterol.
Providing support in managing chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, and other chronic conditions.
Helping people quit smoking by recommending over-the-counter products, prescribing medication for smoking cessation, and providing information and encouragement.
Explaining how to use healthcare aids and devices.
Providing general education on health and wellness topics.

These services can be especially helpful if you live in a rural area without ready access to a doctor, do not have a primary care provider, or if you simply need advice quickly.

If you have a question or need help with a particular health and wellness issue, ask your pharmacist if he or she can help.

10 Steps to CPR

10 Steps to CPR

Performing CPR properly can mean the difference between life and death. CPR, which stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is an emergency procedure done when someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped. CPR techniques vary depending on the age or size of the patient. Those who are certified or trained in CPR are ideally the ones who should perform the procedure.

Step 1

Survey the area. Although it is best to begin CPR as quickly as possible, the person who is about to perform CPR needs to ensure that he will be safe while performing the procedure. This may include looking for traffic, fires or other potential dangers.

Operation Transformation Free Weigh in Clinic at McGreals Pharmacy

McGreals Pharmacy are offering a free weekly weigh-in service to anyone participating in Operation Transformation 2017. Drop into our stores in Blessington, Baltinglass, Portarlington, Newbridge or Monasterevin every Saturday from January 7th for your FREE waist and weight measurement as well as FREE professional advice on healthy eating. We will keep a record of your numbers in store so that you can monitor your progress. Find your local McGreals Pharmacy here.
Weekly meal planning made easy with our tasty low calorie recipes. —> Click here for Recipes

Our free online BMI calculator makes it easy for anyone to calculate BMI with just a few keystrokes. Enter in your height and weight and press the calculate BMI button – that’s all there is to it —> click here for BMI calculator

Mcgreals Pharmacy are delighted to work with Sport Ireland and Wicklow Sports Partnership to bring a National Operation Transformation walk to Blessington Co Wicklow. The Nationwide Walks are on Saturday 7th January 2017 in various locations around the country. To find your nearest venue click here.

Nationwide Walk at McGreals Primary Care Centre in Blessington Co Wicklow

Operation Transformation 2017 Nationwide Walk in Blessington

McGreals Pharmacy in association with Wicklow Sports Partnership & Sport Ireland are delighted to bring Operation Transformation’s Nationwide Walk to Blessington, Co Wicklow

The 5km walk will begin at 9.30am from McGreals Primary Care Centre this Saturday 7th January.

Its a Fun Free event for all the family & a great way to start the New Year.

Operation Transformation Nationwide Walk in Blessington, Co Wicklow

McGreals pharmacy are offering a free weekly weigh-in service to anyone doing Operation Transformation. Drop into our stores in Blessington, Baltinglass, Portarlington, Newbridge or Monasterevin every Saturday from January 7th for your FREE waist and weight measurement as well as FREE professional advice on healthy eating. We will keep a record of your numbers in store so that you can monitor your progress.

Weekly meal planning made easy with our tasty low calorie recipes. —> Click here for Recipes

Our free online BMI calculator makes it easy for anyone to calculate BMI with just a few keystrokes. Enter in your height and weight and press the calculate BMI button – that’s all there is to it —> click here for BMI calculator

Operation Transformation National Walk in Blessington 2017

SANTA IS COMING TO MCGREALS

Santa is Coming to McGreals

*FREE Magical Christmas Experience at McGreals*

Going to see Santa on the run up to Christmas is always a highlight for children growing up, so here’s where you can find him this year.

Santa will be visiting all the McGreals Pharmacies in December. Every year huge crowds of children arrive at their local McGreals to meet Santa and his elves. There is no admission fee and Santa will have a free gift and a free photo for every child. We have Santa letters available in store that can be posted in our Santa post box. Santa replies to every child before Christmas by post.

Santa will be visiting from 1pm – 5pm on these dates

Baltinglass – Baltinglass Pharmacy Wed 7th December

Blessington – Mcgreals Primary Care Pharmacy Thurs 8th December &
Mcgreals Pharmacy, Main Street, Blessington Fri 9th December

Portarlington – Mcgreals pharmacy Tuesday 13th December

Monasterevin – Monasterevin Pharmacy Wed 14th December

Newbridge – Mcgreals Pharmacy Thursday 15th and Friday 16th December

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Mcgreals Pharmacy brings award winning Hearing Care to Blessington, Co Wicklow

We are delighted to announce the official opening of McGreals Hearing Centre on Tuesday 16th February, the centre will be located in McGreals Pharmacy on Main Street, Blessington.

At Mcgreals Hearing Centre, we look forward to offering our customers award winning hearing aids and hearing care to the highest professional standards.

Our experienced and qualified Audiologist will present the most suitable hearing aid options and assist you in making the best choice based on your hearing assessment, communication needs and budget.

You may be eligible for a Government grant of up to €1000 off your Hearing Aids. As a registered panel member of the Department’s Treatment Benefit Scheme, we can complete all the necessary application forms and process this grant on your behalf

If you think you may benefit from a hearing test there is no better time to book one!