As part of our Membership Spotlight feature we recently spoke to Tola Olanlokun from Peter Street Pharmacy about doing business in Drogheda.
Q. Tell us about yourself, your business and what you do.
A. ''My Name is Tola Olanlokun and I have been a Pharmacist for 23 years. I originally graduated as a Pharmacist in Nigeria but qualified in Ireland in 2016. My husband (Ayo) and I started Peter Street Pharmacy.
Peter Street Pharmacy is a community pharmacy located in the heart of Drogheda opposite the Peter Street entrance of Laurence Shopping Centre. We have been serving the community since November 2019. We provide health Services to the local community, such as prescription filling, over-the-counter medicines, blister pack preparation, medication review/advice, and vaccinations.
Our team goes the extra mile to understand each customer's unique needs and concerns.
During the COVID-19 pandemic we contributed to the community by offering PPE, vaccinations, and for those who had to self-isolate we offered safe medication delivery options. We serve the Drogheda community and beyond. We also offer Wellness products and services such as vitamins, supplements and first aid products. We have received positive feedback from satisfied customers
who have used our services and regularly recommend us to others''.
Q. What do you think has been your biggest achievement with the business?
A. "Our biggest achievement will be surviving as a community pharmacy, despite the challenges of starting a business during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been our unwavering commitment to serving our community. The pandemic presented unique challenges, including supply chain disruptions and heightened health concerns. However, we adapted quickly by implementing safety protocols, ensuring a continuous supply of essential medications, and offering COVID-19 testing and vaccination services. Our dedication to the health and well-being of our customers remained top-notch throughout this challenging time. We focused on providing accurate information, delivering medications safely, and supporting the mental and physical health of our community. This approach not only helped us establish trust with our customers but also allowed us to contribute to the fight against the pandemic. Our ability to adapt and persevere during these trying times has been a significant achievement, and it's a testament to our team's resilience and dedication to our community's health''.
Q. Tell us a few things people might not know about your business.
''We are an independent Pharmacy with great customer service, competitive prices and our customers say our prescription collection wait time is the shortest around. We also provide
blister packing and delivery services. Thank you''