Boots pharmacy closure: NHS offers advice to Haywards Heath residents

NHS England has offered advice following news that a Boots pharmacy is to close in Haywards Heath next month.

The pharmacy in America Lane, Bentswood, Haywards Heath, is closing on Saturday, June 29, a spokesman has confirmed.

Upset residents and councillors outside Boots Pharmacy in America Lane, Haywards Heath. Photo by Steve Robards

Upset residents and councillors outside Boots Pharmacy in America Lane, Haywards Heath. Photo by Steve Robards

Here is how we broke the news earlier: Haywards Heath retailer announces closure

An NHS England South East spokesman said: “We are aware that Boots have made the decision to close their pharmacy in America Lane.

"Although this site will be closing there are seven other pharmacies in the local area which provide services for Haywards Heath residents, including three which are based on sites alongside GP practices.

"There are good transport links into the town centre and many pharmacies also offer a free prescription collection and delivery service which some people may find more convenient. People can search by postcode to find NHS services near to them by visiting the NHS website at www.nhs.uk.”

Residents have responded to the closure news, describing it as ‘disgraceful’. Read more here: Haywards Heath residents react to ‘disgraceful’ Boots pharmacy closure news

Ward councillor Stephen Hillier has also responded to the news. Read more here: Boots pharmacy closure: Haywards Heath councillor responds to news

Boots has revealed why it is closing the store. Read more here: Boots pharmacy closure: Retailer reveals why it is closing Haywards Heath store