Most people in their nineties like to take things just that little bit slower – but for 92- year-old Daphne Bernard life should be in the fast lane.
Two years ago the daredevil pensioner was throwing herself thousands of feet out of a plane for a charity parachute jump.
This time Daphne’s feet were firmly on the ground as she cut the ribbon in the opening of a new-look pharmacy.
The pharmacy has relocated from Brassey Parade in Hampden Park to a local GP’s surgery practice in Broadwater Way in Eastbourne.
The pharmacy now also offers free, enhanced services for a range of conditions including skin health and pain management.
The pharmacy’s new skin offering covers all aspects of skin health from medicines management advice for people on prescription treatment to medicated skin products.
Pharmacy manager Wendy Ballard said, “We want to help people discuss their health problems, offer support on how we can help them and how they can help themselves, all in relaxed surroundings where people can feel more comfortable talking about their concerns.
“We know many who suffer from long-term health conditions don’t always want to go to their doctor every time they have a question.
“Our dedicated and experienced team is supporting local residents’ healthcare needs by providing services that complement GPs and other healthcare professionals by offering convenient, one-to-one support in pleasant, modern surroundings.”
The pharmacy is open from 8.30am to 8pm on Monday and Wednesday, 8.30am to 6pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9am to 2pm on Saturday.