Pharmacists’ Support Service: donate before EOFY

As the end of the financial year approaches, the Pharmacists’ Support Service is reminding industry members that donations over $2 are tax deductible.

No-one plans to need to seek support: sometimes things just don’t go the way we planned, says the PSS.

When Australian pharmacists, pharmacy interns or students need help the volunteers from the PSS are there on the other end of the phone. They can call 1300 244 910 any day of the year between 8.00am and 11.00pm EST.

Over the last 20 years the PSS volunteers have given over 120,000 hours of their time.

You never know when you or someone close to you may need to ring PSS, the organisation says.

For volunteers to provide this service an infrastructure is needed. The main costs incurred by PSS include telephone expenses, training of the volunteer team, insurance, part-time staff and administration.

PSS says it is very appreciative of the ongoing support of the pharmacy organisations listed below but funds are always needed.

Now is a good time to give as the end of the financial year approaches. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

PSS has also just made it a lot easier for donors to give to PSS; they can click on the Donate Now button on the PSS website and be taken to the new online giving portal which is hosted by Give Now.

PSS is an independent incorporated association which receives support from the following organisations which are all represented on the PSS Management Committee:

  • Australian Friendly Societies Pharmacies Association.
  • Pharmaceutical Defence Ltd.
  • Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.
  • Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria Ltd.
  • Professional Pharmacists Australia.
  • Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia.
  • National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association.

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