Lakes Estate residents will get a much needed local pharmacy again thanks to the work of local Labour Councillors.
Residents in the Lakes Estate were left without a much needed local pharmacy when Lloyds closed its doors in Serpentine Court late last year. The area has some of the highest healthcare needs in the city and access to a local pharmacy is vital for many residents.
Labour Councillors for Bletchley East have been working hard to find a solution since Lloyds pharmacy closed, and by working closely with residents of the Lakes Estate have supported a Milton Keynes based pharmacy to secure a new license from the NHS for Jardines pharmacy to open in the area.
Cllr Emily Darlington said: “Losing the pharmacy at Serpentine Court was a real blow to the community and residents were very worried about getting health advice and prescriptions in a pandemic. I am so pleased that Jardines have come on board and are going to build a community pharmacy at the heart of the Lakes Estate. This is so important to the health and well being of the residents.”
Has Modi, Chief Executive of Jardines, said: “Being a local family healthcare business, we feel delighted to have been asked to be part of this wonderful community. Our core ethos is to help communities across Milton Keynes stay healthy and well. With strong community spirit that prevails at the Lakes I am very hopeful to have a successful health hub at the heart of this community.”