Book helps patient relationships, says Guardian


Guardian Pharmacy has launched its 20th Anniversary Edition of The Healthy Kids’ Guide

The Guide is available to consumers online now on the Guardian Pharmacy website and in select Guardian pharmacies.

Healthy Kids’ Guide is Guardian Pharmacy’s free annual resource developed with helpful, easy to understand information about kids’ health to assist parents in identifying and managing common health concerns in their children, ranging from head lice and worms to nutrition and acne, amongst other common ailments.

The publication is developed with insights from Guardian pharmacists.

One Guardian Pharmacy Owner, Martin Douglas of Albert Park Guardian, says that initiatives such as The Healthy Kids’ Guide facilitate his team’s ability to maintain meaningful relationships within the local community, at a uniquely grass-roots level.

“Each year we welcome the guide as a helpful, handy tool to share with the local school and parents about what to expect with the back-to-school rush so that parents are more attuned to the potential ailments their children may experience throughout the year,” Mr Douglas said.

“Supporting the community is an important part of owning a Guardian Pharmacy and long-standing programs such as The Healthy Kids’ Guide allow us to offer free and easily accessible expert advice to our network of customers, at a local level.

“The guide not only speaks to Guardian’s ambition to uphold local community values but encourages parents to visit the pharmacy which means we can readily provide the advice and care they require for their entire family’s needs,” added Martin.

Since launching in 2001, the Healthy Kids’ Guide has continuously adapted to healthcare needs of Australians; beginning as ‘The Bug Book’ that identified symptoms of common school bugs, to now an established, yearly handy guide for parents that covers a wide range of conditions, ranging from pre-pregnancy to teen health.

Head of Guardian Pharmacy, Kurt O’Brien, said, “Following a hard twelve months for our industry with more changes on the horizon to come, we’re delighted to see the community response to this year’s guide already, and continue to play our role in supporting Australians as more turn to their local pharmacies for trusted advice and healthcare support.” 

Guardian has flagged “aggressive” local expansion plans and a restrengthened focus on other community initiatives for the year ahead, including its yearly Guardian Angels Knitting program coming out later in 2021.

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