She reaffirmed her commitment to help improve healthcare and support pharmacy
Emma McBride, who is Labor’s MP for Dobell in northern NSW, addressed Pharmacy Connect conference attendees at the opening plenary on Friday morning.
“I just finished sitting my first week of parliament – and it was a wild week,” she told the delegates at the Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour.
“I’m learning a lot but trying to share some of the insights I’ve learned so far.”
The pharmacist of 20 years and Deputy Director of Pharmacy for Central Coast Local Health District said she has been consulting with her constituents across northern NSW.
“Pharmacists are central” to healthcare in the community, McBride stated, highlighting the importance of quality healthcare in Australia.
She also stated that mental healthcare is currently critical and needs to be addressed, citing her background in mental health practice at Wyong Hospital.
“I understand that change may seem slow, and policy shift tedious,” said McBride.
“Protecting and enhancing the PBS… is one of my key priorities as a member of parliament.
“I look forward to working with you to achieve this.”