Phar­macy games grow

Pharmacy Daily - - NEWS -

VIC­TO­RIA'S Phar­macy So­cial So­ci­ety has an­nounced a sig­nif­i­cant ex­pan­sion of the “sum­mer games” com­pe­ti­tion to in­clude all ma­jor Mel­bourne pub­lic hospi­tal groups.

The ex­pan­sion will see hospi­tal phar­macy staff com­pete in a friendly ri­valry across three dis­ci­plines͗ in­door soc­cer, beach vol­ley­ball and lawn bowls

Started in 2016/17 as a friendly com­pe­ti­tion be­tween the phar­macy de­part­ments of astern Health, Western Health, Mel­bourne and Al­fred, this year other in­sti­tu­tions ex­pected to par­tic­i­pate in­clude Royal Chil­dren’s, Royal Women’s, Austin, St Vin­cent’s, Peter Mac, North­ern Health and Monash.

Con­venor Chi­rag Lod­hia told PD par­tic­i­pants must be a cur­rent staff mem­ber of their re­spec­tive hospi­tal so phar­ma­cists, di­rec­tors, tech­ni­cians, sec­re­taries, in­terns and stu­dents are all el­i­gi­ble.

Fam­i­lies and sup­port­ers are also en­cour­aged to at­tend, with the in­door soc­cer event tak­ing place at Al­bert Park from 6pm on &ri 17 Nov.

Beach vol­ley­ball is at South Mel­bourne on Sat 20 Jan at 11.30am, while the tour­na­ment is rounded out with lawn bowls at City Gar­dens from 10am on 18 Mar.

SHPA is spon­sor­ing the event which will raise funds for the Cancer Coun­cil - more de­tails on chi­rag.lod­hia@east­ern­health.org.au.

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