David Gillick

Health & Wellbeing Talk with Former Olympian David Gillick

World Mental Health Day was last week, which is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.   McKesson Cork and NorthStar Healthcare are very passionate about this and throughout the year focus on this continuously.  On Tuesday September 24th McKesson Cork and Northstar Healthcare employees attended our usual monthly…

McKesson Cork and NorthStar 3rd Annual Company Day

For the past three years McKesson Cork and NorthStar have taken the opportunity to commit one day per year to focus entirely on employee engagement and enhancing relations among. In previous years the focus has been on Managing Unconscious Bias and Personality profiling, this year the focus on the Company Day was the topical issue…

14th Inter-firm Dragon Boat Challenge – 6th July 2019

McKesson Cork and NorthStar Healthcare An 18-person crew comprising of McKesson and NorthStar staff participated in the Dragon Boat Challenge on Saturday 6 July 2019, bringing the colour and buzz of sprint racing to Cork city centre.  The race is in aid of Meitheal Mara, Cork’s community boatyard and nationally-accredited training centre. The organisation is…

Opening of New NorthStar Laboratory

At NorthStar Healthcare, we have a talented team of highly qualified professionals with strong pharmaceutical experience drawn from the multi-national pharma eco-system across Ireland. As a distributor/sourcing organization of private label generic (Gx) pharmaceuticals, the quality operations team of NorthStar Healthcare creates value through due diligence in multiple different areas. One area we didn’t have a…

Westgate Foundation CSR Event 2018

When I think about our recent CSR trip to the Westgate Foundation in Ballincollig, Cork, the idea of community comes to mind.  What is a community?  It’s a group of people, who are bonded by something in common (e.g. location, goals, sport, heritage, values, etc.). Between our two very different (yet related) healthcare businesses co-located…

Darkness into Light 2018

Why would a group of people get up from their warm bed to do a 5km walk at 4.15 in the morning? In one word, compassion.  That is what a group of McKesson / NorthStar colleagues did, with other groups, at separate locations around Cork; other people did it around the globe as a community of thousands walking together, on Saturday morning, May 12th 2018.  The “Darkness into Light” walk is an event…

Coffee, Cake and a Marathon – 3rd June 2018

It all began with the McKesson Wellness challenge (an 8-week walking challenge) a bit of fun and a bit of banter. Little did we know that a short walk would lead to a 26.2-mile marathon.   Training began earnestly in February at which stage we all felt confident we would complete the Marathon. Straws were drawn at the multiple meetings to discuss the strategy in…