Top pharmacy assistants: there’s two


L-R: Jack Wales; Suzanne Calder; Bridgette Atkinson; winner Brianne Lowe; Emilie Dalwood; Bradley Miller; Catherine Brandis; and runner-up Kane Forbes.
L-R: Jack Wales; Suzanne Calder; Bridgette Atkinson; winner Brianne Lowe; Emilie Dalwood; Bradley Miller; Catherine Brandis; and runner-up Kane Forbes.

Brianne Lowe has been named the 2019 Pharmacy Assistant of the Year

At a gala fancy dress dinner at the Pharmacy Assistants’ Conference in Brisbane on Saturday night, Ms Lowe, the NSW finalist in the competition, was named Australia’s top pharmacy assistant.

Ms Lowe works at the HealthSAVE Pharmacy in Charlestown.

“I have to say I’ve learned something from every one of you,” she said to her fellow finalists.

She thanked the colleagues who nominated her, saying that when women support other women, “amazing things happen”.

Ms Lowe wins prizes including $5000 cash, return flights and registration to the Australian Pharmacy Professional conference in 2020 on the Gold Coast; and return flights and accommodation to the Pharmacy Assistants Conference in 2020.

The Guild’s Kos Sclavos said that the competition this year was so fierce that for the first time, a runner-up was announced: Kane Forbes, the Victorian state finalist, from the Casterton Pharmacy.

The finalists included Jack Wales from the ACT; Suzanne Calder from the Northern Territory; Emilie Dalwood from South Australia; Bridgette Atkinson from Queensland; Bradley Miller from Tasmania; and Catherine Brandis from Western Australia.

Now in its 13th year, PATY is the premier award for Australian pharmacy assistants, recognising and celebrating the ‘best of the best’ in community pharmacy.

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