Pharmacy nabs top gong
Narrogin Amcal Chemist managing partner Geoff Page says it is the community involvement which helped the local branch win a national award recently.
The pharmacy held a celebration dinner at the Duke Hotel to mark its award win at the Sigma Healthcare 2018 National Conference in Queensland earlier this month.
Mr Page, Kristen Layman and Kylie Edwards attended the conference and accepted the Amcal Community Engagement Pharmacy of the Year award.
It was a remarkable achievement for the pharmacy, one of 320 Amcal pharmacies in Australia.
“After winning the award we decided to have a grand night out to celebrate,” Mr Page said.
“We wanted (as best we could) to recreate the atmosphere of the gala dinner, so that our amazing staff — who ultimately are responsible for the win — knew the level of appreciation we had for the combined effort that goes into such an achievement.”
Mr Page said a slide show of the events and projects which helped the pharmacy win the award showed how much involvement the business had with the community.
“We would also like to thank the community of Narrogin and outer districts for their unwavering support and loyalty — who continue to engage with us on so many levels — as this is the ultimate reason behind our win,” he said. “From donations to sporting clubs and interest groups, the great relationships we have with our schools, and the interactions with suppliers and other businesses, the opportunities to unite communities are limitless.
“It's about how we all come together and interact within our local community, to keep it a vibrant and caring place.
“We had a presentation of certificates of the win to all staff, and a ‘final toast to Narrogin Amcal’, as together we drank the bottle of champagne that was given to us as part of the award,” he said.
“The girls all deserve to feel very proud of this accomplishment.”
Staff at Narrogin Amcal who helped it take out the Amcal Community Engagement Pharmacy of the Year Award.
Geoff Page (left) celebrates with the Amcal staff.