FROM CITY TO BUSH

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THERE’S a friendly new face help­ing man­age med­i­ca­tion through­out the South West Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice, with Greg Bryl­ski re­cently ap­pointed as di­rec­tor of phar­macy.

With a pas­sion for ru­ral and re­mote health care, Mr Bryl­ski is well-suited to his role, which in­volves co-or­di­nat­ing the sup­ply, safety and de­liv­ery of med­i­ca­tion to 17 in­di­vid­ual fa­cil­i­ties.

“In the South West HHS we have phar­ma­cists based at Charleville, Roma and St Ge­orge Hos­pi­tals who pro­vide out­reach to sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ties,” he said.

“We cover a vast ge­o­graphic area and one of the ex­cit­ing chal­lenges is en­sur­ing we de­liver the same level of health care to all peo­ple in an area which cov­ers 21% of Queens­land.

“I be­lieve tele­phar­macy is a bril­liant way to over­come the tyranny of dis­tance and I think technology like this will con­tinue to im­prove the de­liv­ery of health care to peo­ple in the bush.”

Mr Bryl­ski, who most re­cently worked at the Prince Charles Hos­pi­tal in Bris­bane, said it was his de­sire to help the com­mu­nity which led him to study phar­macy at univer­sity and pur­sue a ca­reer in pub­lic health.

“When work­ing in hos­pi­tal phar­ma­cies we are of­ten de­liv­er­ing life-sav­ing medicine to our pa­tients, so there is a depth of prob­lems to solve and peo­ple to help,” he said.

“Phar­macy is about pro­vid­ing the right sup­port to care for our com­mu­nity and keep peo­ple safe.

“This is es­pe­cially true for ru­ral and re­mote com­mu­ni­ties, where ac­cess­ing phar­ma­cists can be more chal­leng­ing when com­pared to the con­ve­niences avail­able in met­ro­pol­i­tan ar­eas.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

CITY TO THE BUSH: Greg Bryl­ski has been ap­pointed as the di­rec­tor of phar­macy in the south-west.

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