The Amavita Bahnhof Apotheke in Zurich shines in new splendour

Friday, 3 November 2023

The time has finally come: After a three-year renovation phase, the team from the Amavita Bahnhof Apotheke in Zurich main station is able to welcome its customers back to their original location in renovated and redesigned premises. As part of the renovation work on the south wing of Zurich main station, the pharmacy had to move to the temporary site in Wannerhalle in March 2020.

The past few weeks have been intense for the pharmacy team. In addition to ensuring the operation of the pharmacy at the provisional site, many details still had to be decided, the renovated premises had to be furnished and around 60,000 products organised. The pharmacy in the historic building is now shining in new splendour.

It now has 16 cash registers, three consultation rooms, a medication robot and a laboratory and analysis area. Clearly marked zones with different product categories such as medicines, dermocosmetics and natural remedies help customers to find their way around.

The benefits of this design are, above all, more space for customers, more efficient processes and areas for private patient consultations. The fact that there is more time and space available for personal advice to customers is also a major advantage, especially at the moment, because the official flu vaccination campaign is about to start. And thanks to its central location, the Amavita Bahnhof Apotheke is also an important location for healthcare services such as vaccinations and a popular point of contact for health-related issues.

The renovated and redesigned premises of the Amavita Bahnhof Apotheke mean greater comfort not only for customers, but also for employees. Over the past three years, they have often been confronted with long queues and high noise levels, particularly at rush hour. That’s why the whole team was eagerly looking forward to today’s opening day. Comanagers Megy Keller and Yves Platel comment on the good mood: “Our employees are thrilled and, above all, relieved after three years of waiting. They can now also enjoy a beautiful break room, a relaxation room and an inviting meeting room.”

On today’s opening day, customers can look forward to a professional and motivated team and a wide range of products (including a complementary department offering custom-made preparations), as well as numerous surprises and a gift.

Robot pharmacy train station Zurich
Robot pharmacy train station Zurich
Amavita counter
Amavita counter
Treatment room, modern furnishings
Treatment room, modern furnishings

Some facts & figures about the “new” Amavita Bahnhof Apotheke:

  • Open 365 days a year, from 7 a.m. through to midnight
  • Over 700 m² distributed over two floors, making it Galenica's largest pharmacy in terms of floor area
  • Around 1,500 customers per day
  • Approx. 70,000 medicines/products in the range
  • Health services such as vaccinations, AllergyCheck (AllergieCheck), CardioTest® (HerzCheck®), SkinCheck (HautCheck), blood tests
  • More than 10,000 documents and clarifications per year
  • Around 100 employees who are able to provide advice in a total of 23 languages

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