Innovative team win spot in Pharmacy of the Year finals

Judges impressed by unique health services delivered across a vast geographical area

A focus on meeting the diverse needs of patients across hundreds of kilometres has won Wizard Pharmacy Kalgoorlie Central the top honour in the Excellence in Professional Innovation category of the Pharmacy of the Year competition.

The WA pharmacy has been lauded for the way it manages a wide range of tailored professional services across such a vast area.

Its customer base includes Aboriginal health at Bega Garnbirringu in Kalgoorlie, the people of Tjuntjuntjarra at Spinifex Health 600km from Kalgoorlie and through the hospitals at Laverton and Leonora and nursing post in Menzies.

The pharmacy is one of three in the running for the Pharmacy of Year title, to be announced on Thursday 19 March.

Kalgoorlie pharmacy
Proprietor Elise Wheadon (seated, second from left) and the team from Wizard Pharmacy Kalgoorlie Central.