Phar­macy staff cel­e­brate vic­tory

Central and North Burnett Times - - GAYNDAH GUARDIAN PHARMACY -

GAYN­DAH Guardian Phar­macy has tri­umphed in com­pe­ti­tion with 400 stores to take out the Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment Phar­macy of the Year Award.

Win­ners of the Phar­macy of the Year Award for three years run­ning, own­ers Gra­ham and Sa­man­tha Rowles said the “spine-tin­gling” win meant ev­ery­thing to them.

“We are so far ahead of our metro com­peti­tors... and they wanted to recog­nise a small com­mu­nity phar­macy like our­selves are blow­ing oth­ers out of the wa­ter,” Mrs Rowles said.

“We’ve never had the strength and the com­pas­sion in the team as what we do now, and it’s a recipe we don’t want to lose.”

Ac­cept­ing the award, Mr Rowles at­trib­uted the phar­macy’s suc­cess to his staff and the amaz­ing com­mu­nity in which they live.

“That’s ba­si­cally why we do our job – it’s for the com­mu­nity,” he said.

Mrs Rowles said “we em­brace our com­mu­nity” to en­sure the suc­cess of dif­fer­ent clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions, and “to sup­port them 100%”.

The award, which beat out sis­ter phar­macy Guardian Mun­dub­bera and three other fi­nal­ists, was given at the Sigma Phar­macy As­sis­tants Con­fer­ence last week­end.

With two phar­macy as­sis­tants – Sa­man­tha Shorten (Gayn­dah) and Jes­sica Dob­son (Mun­dub­bera) – as fi­nal­ists the team had a lot to cel­e­brate.

Mrs Rowles said it was an hon­our to be nom­i­nated as fi­nal­ists in both cat­e­gories, phar­macy and phar­macy as­sis­tant, and to com­pete against all three brands – Am­cal, Am­cal Max and Guardian.


COM­MU­NITY FO­CUS: Gayn­dah Guardian Phar­macy tri­umphed over 400 phar­ma­cies to win the Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment of the Year award. From left, Allen Walker, Sa­man­tha Shorten (Phar­macy As­sis­tant fi­nal­ist), Sam VanOosten, own­ers Sa­man­tha and Gra­ham Rowles, Stephanie Tucker, Mandy Rae, Kristy Ed­wards and Leah Roth.

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