Flannery’s Pharmacy is one of only six pharmacies to be named as finalists in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s 2019 Pharmacy of the Year competition.
The awards are the benchmark for recognising excellence in the community pharmacy industry and seek out those community pharmacies which are committed to building on their core expertise in medicines and facilitating innovative viability and sustainable professional health services.
“The 2019 finalists are excellent role models for the industry and demonstrate the exciting journey ahead,” said spokesperson for the judging group, Nick Panayiaris, Pharmacy Guild of Australia National Councillor and President of the SA Branch of the Guild. “This year’s finalists all displayed a strong commitment to community engagement and a dedication to improving the delivery of professional services to their patients,” said Nick.
“Another common feature of the finalists is their optimism for the future of the profession – these community pharmacies understand the challenges facing the industry and embrace the need to adapt and change to address the needs of their patients and community,” continued Nick.
Sarah Hazell, pharmacy co-owner, reflected on Flannery’s strong commitment to the community. “Flannery’s has had a big focus on giving back to the community for over 60 years,” said Sarah. “Our recent refurbishment has allowed us to expand our range of professional services including immunisation, medication reviews, blood pressure and blood glucose monitoring and a range of risk assessment health checks.”
“Flannery’s Pharmacy has three new consult rooms which are utilised by our pharmacists, registered nurse and visiting health professionals, including an audiometrist, podiatrist, women’s health physiotherapist and dietitian,” said Sarah. “Our community room is used for baby weighing, changing nappies and breastfeeding.”
The team at Flannery’s Pharmacy are very excited to be finalists in this prestigious competition.
“The competition is very strong with three Queensland pharmacies, one WA pharmacy and one pharmacy from Tasmania.
Flannery’s is the only pharmacy representing NSW” said Sarah.
The Guild Pharmacy of the Year 2019 is an initiative of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, sponsored by principal sponsor Care Pharmaceuticals and major sponsor the Quality Care Pharmacy Program.