McGreals Group are delighted to annnounce that they will donate €30,000 worth of hand sanitiser this month to local community groups and sports clubs.
”We are aware of the importance of community groups and sports clubs and the vital role they play in our communities. McGreals would like to support their return to normality in the safest way possible by donating large amounts of hand sanitiser.”
Kilian McGreal, Managing Director, McGreals Group
McGreals Group offers a range of integrated healthcare services including pharmacy, optical, audiology and nutrition in a local community setting across Leinster.
A unique air disinfection product designed and manufactured in Ireland by the Irish company Novaerus, is now available for businesses and the general public through the McGreals Pharmacy Group, a healthcare focused business based in Co. Wicklow.
The product which has been endorsed by Enterprise Ireland is being used in hospitals and health care settings around the world including Wuhan, China. Following increased interest and demand in Ireland from consumers and businesses, Novaerus approached the McGreals Pharmacy Group to bring the product to the Irish retail market.
This ground breaking air disinfection device decontaminates the air and kills any airborne viruses and bacteria. It is patented and has a unique design scientifically proven for airborne infection prevention.
It closes the loop in terms of the importance of disinfecting hands and surfaces and now that third crucial element, air. By drawing air through the clinically proven and patented Air Plasma field it immediately destroys airborne viruses – all while using less energy than a 40 watt light bulb.
With no harmful by products, they are safe for use around children, the elderly, and the sick. They are simple to use, low maintenance and highly effective for rapid or continuous infection control, odour mitigation and particle reduction.
County Meath based vet, Dr. Fionnuala Fallon, has recently purchased a unit through the McGreals Pharmacy Group for her practice, Park Pets Veterinary Clinic Kinnegad, which is helping her to provide the safest working environment possible for her staff and customers.
Dr. Fallon, said, “Since the government issued guidelines, and included veterinary practices on their list of essential services, we have made changes to how we operate our veterinary clinics. All cases are triaged by telephone, and only urgent cases are seen at present. Where we do have to see an urgent case we ensure we follow strict Covid-19 guidelines and social distancing measures are in place at this time to protect clients and staff.
We are, of course, using high grade disinfectants and hand sanitizers. We do not allow routine visits to hospitalised patients as per government guidelines, but there are occasions when clients must come in to see their pets – especially if they are critically ill. Sometimes we need to perform euthanasias, and clients wish to say goodbye.
We wear PPE in these rare instances, and in a further effort to keep my staff and clients safe I decided to purchase the groundbreaking air disinfection unit for the clinic. We are aware that guidelines will relax at some point, and the air disinfection unit will continue to provide a cutting edge level of disinfection for our staff, clients and patients on an ongoing basis.”
This innovative technology has also been at the forefront of fighting the coronavirus in China following donations of several units to two hospitals in Wuhan.
Michael Corr, Novaerus Director of Business Development, said, ”Due to the growing concerns over the coronavirus presence in Ireland and following a recent Irish times article and interview on the RTE news highlighting our support against the virus in other countries including its origin in China, we received many requests for our devices from the general public and retail businesses.
As an Irish company based in Dublin with our manufacturing in Portlaoise, our success is through channel partners across the world. We needed a partner to help us support the Irish public and retail businesses to receive our technology quickly and efficiently and that’s why I approached Kilian McGreal at the McGreals Pharmacy Group. We are now working with the McGreals Group to help both businesses and people in their own homes. It’s a real success story! “
Kilian McGreal, Managing Director of the McGreals Pharmacy Group, said, “We are delighted to be working with Novaerus to bring this product to the Irish retail market. Having installed the units in all of our pharmacies; we know we are protecting the health of our team and customers by providing the safest environment possible”.
To buy a Novaerus air disinfection unit you can contact the McGreals Pharmacy Group directly on 085 763 2247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
➔ Eat more vegetables, salad and fruit – Up to seven servings a day. ➔ Limit intake of high fat, sugar, salt (HFSS) food and drinks. ➔ Size matters: Use the food pyramid as a guide for serving sizes. ➔ Increase your physical activity levels. ➔ Small changes can make a big difference. ➔ Start TODAY!
As well as ‘Fuelling’ Properly through a Balanced and Varied Diet, → Micronutrients are essential to support a healthy immune system, particularly Vitamins A, C, D, E, B2, B6, and B12, Folic Acid, Iron, Selenium, and Zinc ○ Vitamin C: ■ Found in: Most Fruit & Vegetables particularly Citrus fruits, Berries, Kiwifruit, Greens such as Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts etc.○ Vitamin A: ■ Found in: Leafy Green Veg, Yellow, Orange, Red coloured Fruits and Vegetables, Cod liver oil, Milk, Eggs. ○ Vitamin E: ■ Found in: Plant Oils, Nuts, Seeds, Wholegrains. ○ B Complex Vitamins: ■ Wholegrain Cereals, Legumes, Leafy Green Veg., Eggs, Dairy, Fish, Meat, Organ Meat, Mushrooms, Nuts. ○ Zinc: ■ Found in: Meat, Shellfish, Dairy, Eggs, Nuts, Seeds, Legumes, Wholegrains. ○ Selenium: ■ Seafood, Organ Meats, Wholegrains, Dairy, Meat, Eggs. ○ Iron: ■ Red Meat, Fish, Poultry, Dark Green Leafy Veg., Nuts, Beans, Fortified Foods.
Your diet and lifestyle can impact your life in many ways and plays a powerful role in helping you to achieve a healthier body and mindset. But knowing what to eat, when to eat and how to achieve a better lifestyle balance can often be confusing.
Through positive and clear advice on dietary and lifestyle management, our Clinical Nutrition Consultations and programmes can help you to:
Achieve a healthy balanced diet
Prevent and reduce illness throughout your life
Improve your wellbeing
Nutrional Consultation Costs
The initial Nutritional Consultation is free. This includes Body Composition Analysis and Interpretation (BCA is an accurate analysis of your body make up including muscle, fat and water content), a detailed dietary overview and analysis and overall recommendation.
Follow Up Sessions – Four sessions for €99 or €25 for one session
To Book Your Nutritional Consultation visit mcgreals.ie or call 0818 714 714.
Justine will be based at our Main Street Pharmacy in Blessington and will offer a wide variety of services to the public.
Justine hails from South Africa and has
worked extensively in the public and private sector, both there and in the
United Kingdom. She is equipped to screen hearing from birth to age 3 and to
provide diagnostic assessments from age 3 years old and upwards.
She prides herself in providing a full
service and is able to carry out the following:
A full diagnostic hearing assessment that includes checking of the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Tests also include a full case history and speech testing and will be done in a Sound- proof booth as recommended by the Health Professions council.
Monitor middle ear infections in children
Assess for Auditory processing disorder
Provide hearing aids that range from entry level to advanced in their technology and capabilities for both adults and children. Hearing aids are verified using advanced equipment called Real ear measures so that people are fitted according to their own needs.
Rehabilitation following the fitting of hearing aids
Hearing screening in schools
Provide custom made noise and swim protection
As of April, Justine will be able to remove wax (cerumen) via a gentle technique known as micro-suction
Justine will be taking bookings from the 25th February.
As long as you have a valid prescription that’s within the expiry date, you won’t need another Eye Test to get contact lenses. If you haven’t had a test in a while, it’s easy to book an appointment online. BOOK HERE
2. Initial Assessment
Whether you have your assessment straight after your Eye Test or you arrange one for another date, it will involve spending time with one of McGreals expert optometrists to ensure you have the correct contact lenses for your eyes and your lifestyle. We’ll also show you how to insert and remove your lenses, and how best to look after them.
To make sure the lenses we choose are the right ones for you, we’ll arrange a free trial, so you can get used to them and see how they feel.
3. Aftercare Check up
Your first checkup is free and should take place around two weeks after you’ve started wearing your new lenses. This is just to see how you’re getting on with them and to discuss any problems you may be having.