Pharmacy of the Year finalist named top Capital Chemist


Capital Chemist Wanniassa has been awarded Capital Chemist Pharmacy of the Year, at the group’s annual end-of-year celebrations in Canberra

This in-house award follows the announcement of six national pharmacies that have been shortlisted for the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Pharmacy of the Year 2017, including two of Canberra’s local Capital Chemists: the Wanniassa and Southlands pharmacies.

Capital Chemist Wanniassa managing partners Elise Apolloni and Honor Penprase were humbled and honoured to receive the award on Saturday night.

“Our team consistently and relentlessly serves our community with passion and dedication, making sure every person that connects with our pharmacy receives the ‘health hug’ they deserve,” says Apolloni.

The team at Capital Chemist Wanniassa is constantly praised for their innovation in professional services they deliver (including diabetes education, asthma education and mental health discussions), their focus on the community and commitment to raising awareness about many health issues.

While the winner of Pharmacy of the Year isn’t announced until March 2017, they will continue to celebrate a stellar year of helping the local Canberra community.

“From innovative health services, outreach programs like school visits, connecting with local health professionals, and building our internal culture as a team, we have a lot to celebrate from our accomplishments in 2016, in 2017 anything is possible!” says Penprase.

Capital Chemist Wanniassa prides themselves on their work-life culture and ensuring that not only educating their own staff, but training fellow Capital Chemist pharmacies about important issues such as the mental health awareness and diabetes

Earlier in the year, managing partner Elise Apolloni received the ‘Canberra Women in Business Award for Outstanding Community Spirit’ and was named the third most influential woman in the pharmacy sector in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy Women of Influence poll.

The pharmacy also received an ACT Mental Health Week Award for promotion, prevention and early intervention of mental illness.

The winner of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Pharmacy of the Year 2017 will be announced in March.

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