Victorian hospital pharmacist and PSA Clayton area coordinator Rodney Whyte MPS has been awarded the 2017 Victorian Pharmacist Medal
Mr Whyte – from Monash Health – was rewarded for his extensive expertise in the use of medicines in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
He was recognised for supporting the community for providing information and advice to doctors, pharmacists, nurses and midwives, maternal and child health nurses and parents, especially expectant and breastfeeding mothers.
Over the last 30 years Mr Whyte has contributed to the wellbeing of thousands of mothers and babies through his work.
In congratulating Mr Whyte, PSA Victoria President Ben Marchant said the Victorian Pharmacist Medal recognised excellent contributions by pharmacists at the grassroots level to improve health outcomes and the well-being of the general public.
“Through this Award, the Victorian Branch Committee seeks to tell stories of the work of many quiet achievers within the pharmacy profession, and Mr Whyte is definitely one that deserves recognition,” Mr Marchant said.
Mr Marchant also thanked PDL CEO David Brown for sponsoring and jointly presenting this unique award to Mr Whyte.
The medal was presented at the Victorian Pharmacists Reception attended by PSA National President Dr Shane Jackson and other Victorian pharmacy leaders and stakeholders.
Associate Professor Stephen Marty was awarded a Life Fellow for his extensive contribution in setting a high practice standard for Australian pharmacists and establishing national registration.
Mark Feldschuh was awarded Fellow for his leadership and innovation in many aspects of pharmacy practice, and a certificate of appreciation was presented to David Hosking for his passion for excellence in compounding to connect and help patients in the local community.