Happy World Pharmacists Day!

Pharmacists share why they love their profession, as we celebrate your impact and contribution during one of the most challenging years on record

Day in and day out during the pandemic, pharmacists have been showing up to work on the frontline in community, hospital, aged care, general practice, outreach and other specialised roles.

“Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health” is the theme of the day (25 September) and to recognise that, we asked pharmacists to share with us why they love being a pharmacist, and how they contribute to patient care. Here’s what staff at Calvary Public Hospital, Canberra, had to say (with thanks to Christopher Hidayat for his editorial support):

Many organisations are also highlighting the role of the profession in celebration of World Pharmacists Day:

The Western Sydney Local Health District also highlighted the crucial role of pharmacists, particularly during the pandemic.

“The staff have been working tirelessly within the intensive care unit, emergency department and infectious diseases teams to provide specialist advice, clinical reviews and care for our COVID-19 patients,” said Fatima Small, director of Pharmacy at Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals.

“It humbles me to see all of our staff so willing to work across the diverse teams at Blacktown and Mount Druitt hospitals – educating clinicians and patients about the correct and safe use of medicines and raising awareness of the services which our department offers.”

Image: Western Sydney Local Health District (thepulse.org.au)
Image: Western Sydney Local Health District (thepulse.org.au)
Image: Western Sydney Local Health District (thepulse.org.au)

More to come as we cover World Pharmacist Day celebrations from over the weekend.

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  1. Anthony Zehetner

    They all have wondering handwriting! Happy World Pharmacists Day everyone!

  2. jack7711

    Funny how all all the smiling people are hospital pharmacists….

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