Award

Phar­macy nabs top gong

Narrogin Observer - - Front Page -

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.

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