Walls going up at pharmacist headquarters
Construction is well and truly progressing at PSA headquarters, after Federal Assistant Health Minister Dr David Gillespie officially launched the start of construction for the new building in late May this year.
And based on social media updates from PSA, the foundation has been laid and ground floor construction is now underway.
PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson has congratulated pharmacists including PSA members, and several leading pharmacy organisations that have supported the new building.
“I sincerely thank the pharmacists and organisations who have donated to the new Pharmacy House – their support will ensure it’s more than just a building; it’s part of a drive into the future for all pharmacists providing healthcare to all Australians,” Dr Jackson says.
“We are very grateful to those members who have already donated to the new building, and hope members will continue to support their headquarters over the next 12 months.”
Many pharmacists have already donated along with companies including Pharmaceutical Defence Ltd (PDL).
“PDL acts in support of pharmacists and the profession and is a longstanding, proud supporter of PSA, dedicated to improving our nation’s health through excellence in pharmacist care,” says PDL CEO David Brown.
PSA member Warwick Wilkinson AO FPS has also made a generous contribution to the new building, resulting in the creation of the Wilkinson Room.
“I’ve been involved with PSA since the late 1940s when, as a pharmacy apprentice, I attended a series of orientation lectures about the profession,” says Mr Wilkinson.
“Over the years, I have had the privilege of serving the society in various roles. It’s important for the pharmacy profession to have a significant building and facilities suitable to meet future needs.”
The impressive building will honour PSA’s past and present achievements as well as embody the exciting future for all pharmacists in Australia.
Pharmacy House will incorporate a members’ lounge, multi-functional boardroom and a display of historical pharmacy artefacts donated to PSA over many years.
Watch a time lapse video of construction so far: