2018 PATY winner named
LAST weekend’s Pharmacy Assistant National Conference on the Gold Coast saw Alice Vanderpol from Moama Village Pharmacy in NSW named as the 2018 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year.
More than 750 nominations were received this year, with Vanderpol saying she was proud to have been chosen as the overall winner.
“I’m looking forward to embracing new opportunities in the next 12 months and encouraging pharmacy assistants from all over Australia to not only value the work we do, but also the contribution we make to community pharmacy.
“It’s important and we make a difference,” she said.
Pharmacy Guild of Australia Group Executive Pharmacy Transformation and National Judge, Colm Maguire, said the award aimed to highlight the key role of pharmacy assistants.
“The work of pharmacy assistants is integral in ensuring that community pharmacies are patientfocused health care providers and successful, community-minded small businesses,” he said.
The award was sponsored by AFT Pharmaceuticals, with GM Calvin Mackenzie commending all participants for their achievements.
Vanderpol is pictured with Pharmacy Guild National President, George Tambassis and Calvin Mackenzie of AFT Pharmaceuticals.