Hamilton’s Pharmacy 547 has been named Community Pharmacy of the Year award at New Zealand’s 2016 Pharmacy Awards.
This year’s awards ceremony was held in Auckland and saw approximately 370 pharmacy stakeholders from around the country attend the event.
“The Guild was extremely honoured to co-host the 2016 Pharmacy Awards for the second time, alongside Pharmacy Today,” says Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand Chief Executive, Andrew Gaudin. The Guild sponsors the Pharmacy of the Year Award.
“At the Guild we aspire to see the highest quality of care delivered to patients through community pharmacy in New Zealand and it is a privilege to be so closely involved with an event that celebrates this work.”
Gaudin says Pharmacy 547 is “thoroughly deserving” of the award and a prime example of what our patients’ value about community pharmacy.
“The runner up in this category was Guild member pharmacy, Sanders Pharmacy, whose team is also providing an outstanding service to their community,” he says.
“The judges visited finalist pharmacies to see them in action and Pharmacy 547 was judged as the winner. Christchurch pharmacies, Crisps Healthy Living Pharmacy and St Martins Pharmacy, were also judged as highly commended.
“Pharmacy 547 is located in Hamilton and is led by Ian McMichael. The pharmacy has a philosophy that it needs to be constantly re-inventing itself and adapting what they do in a constantly changing and challenging world.
“In the last year they settled into new premises and made the most of the purpose-built facilities. Pharmacy 547 believes in three A’s: How can we make health care accessible, affordable and accurate for the people who access our pharmacy services?”