Search

Robots open new Paget pharmacy

PUBLISHED: 19:50 10 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:16 03 July 2010

A NEW state-of-the-art pharmacy department at James Paget Hospital was opened with a little help from some of the pharmacy's robots.

The two robots “Dot” and “Dash” will be helping to dispense medicines, look after stock control and cut down on waste by monitoring expiry dates.

A NEW state-of-the-art pharmacy department at James Paget Hospital was opened with a little help from some of the pharmacy's robots.

The two robots “Dot” and “Dash” will be helping to dispense medicines, look after stock control and cut down on waste by monitoring expiry dates.

Children at Martham Primary School named the robots, which joined Waveney MP Bob Blizzard at the opening on Tuesday .

Mr Blizzard said: “Medicines are so important to our health. This modernised, robot assisted pharmacy department will now be able to deliver a more efficient service for our local community. It's a great idea to involve local youngsters in the naming of the new robots.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Great Yarmouth Mercury. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Great Yarmouth Mercury