Pharmacy is put forward for its excellent service

Staff at the Chaudhry Pharmacy in Leigh Park are all smiles after being nominated for the News health awards. From left, Mita Thakrar, Emma Chapman and Gemma Izzard.'Picture Ian Hargreaves  (151163-1)
Staff at the Chaudhry Pharmacy in Leigh Park are all smiles after being nominated for the News health awards. From left, Mita Thakrar, Emma Chapman and Gemma Izzard.'Picture Ian Hargreaves (151163-1)

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WHEN it comes to being compassionate, understanding and knowledgeable, this pharmacy ticks all the boxes.

That’s why Chaudhry Pharmacy, in Greywell Road, Havant, has been nominated for a Best of Health Award 2015.

Several nominations have come in for this pharmacy, including one by Janice Adams, of Havant.

In her nomination, she said: ‘Not only do you receive a very warm welcome, but the service whatever it may be, is made personal by all the staff making it their responsibility to get to know their customers.

‘The staff take the time to deal with all issues being treated as a matter of urgency.

‘Their service is friendly, confidential and understanding.

‘We feel we can trust and approach them with any professional or medical problem we have.

‘The shop is kept to a very high standard with time taken in their displays.

‘We feel we are very lucky to have Chaudhry chemist’s staff who make visiting there a pleasure.’

Mita Thakra took over the pharmacy around a year ago.

She said: ‘I’m shocked and overwhelmed we’ve been nominated, it’s so nice to hear – I’m almost in tears.

‘I took over the pharmacy about a year ago and times have been quite hard, but it’s really nice to know what were doing is obviously right.

‘I think we’ve been nominated because of our customer service skills.

‘We do go out of our way to help customers.

‘We’re quite sympathetic and empathic at the same time.

‘It’s lovely to know our locals support us, we’re grateful for the nomination and I just want to thank them.

‘I’m so glad they appreciate what were doing.’

People have only until the end of this week to nominate their health hero.

The deadline is on July 17, after which all entries will be considered by a judging panel.

A full list of nominations will be released in The News, followed by how to get tickets for the award’s night.

This year’s ceremony takes place on Friday, October 9, at the Portsmouth Guildhall.