South Ayrshire Council provides support for deliveries of medicine to vulnerable groups

 29 April 2020  |  


Our Community Response Teams have been working with NHS Pharmacy Advisors to put in place procedures to allow employee volunteers to support the delivery of medicines to shielding and vulnerable groups from community pharmacies and hospitals. From Monday 27 April we will provide support to all 29 community pharmacies across South Ayrshire with their next-day delivery requests.

In addition to the community pharmacy requests, shielding, vulnerable and isolated residents of South Ayrshire, who are without any other means of collecting medication, can now contact us directly for support.

Employee volunteers handling incoming calls to the COVID-19 number will direct these requests to the relevant hubs to be actioned by our team of employee volunteer drivers. It is anticipated that demand for delivery services will increase over the coming weeks, and will continue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are shielding and need assistance, you can contact our COVID-19 number by calling 01292 616101

For the latest information on service changes in South Ayrshire, please visit our website.