FROM CITY TO BUSH
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.”
TREE CHANGE: Greg Brylski has been appointed as the director of pharmacy in the south-west.