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:
“Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health”
Our Professional Officer Georgina Woods shares what this year’s #WorldPharmacistsDay theme means to her. #WPD2021 #Pharmacists #Pharmacy pic.twitter.com/TEPuXxUORE
— PDL (@PDL__) September 24, 2021
Tomorrow is #WorldPharmacistsDay, but we thought we might give a shout out today to all our amazing pharmacists, who have been so integral in our COVID-19 vax campaign!
Thanks for all your vaccine drawing up, which is almost RSI-inducing just looking at you, day in, day out! pic.twitter.com/Br0qQoK3J3
— The Royal Melbourne Hospital (@TheRMH) September 24, 2021
It’s #WorldPharmacistsDay! This year’s theme is Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health. We’re proud to be supporting one of the world’s most highly trusted professions. #WPD2021
.#pharmacists #pharmacy #pharmacist pic.twitter.com/XWFHzHN0Uf
— Ravens Recruitment (@RavensRecruit) September 24, 2021
The @PSA_National #WA Branch has been out and about visiting pharmacies across Perth in celebration of #worldpharmacistsday – today they visited my team at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women and Newborns! pic.twitter.com/UUlWvPjaSm
— Lauren Burton (@lozlouburton) September 23, 2021
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.”
More to come as we cover World Pharmacist Day celebrations from over the weekend.