NSW Health Minister officially opens PSA office
29 July 2019
NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research the Hon Brad Hazzard MP today officially opened the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s (PSA) NSW office in North Sydney.
PSA NSW Branch President Professor Peter Carroll thanked Minister Hazzard for his attendance and acknowledged his efforts in providing better access to health and medicines in NSW – particularly in relation to the recent expansion of pharmacist-administered vaccination in NSW. This now includes influenza, measles mumps rubella and diphtheria tetanus and pertussis in patients 16 years and over.
“This has been a huge success and benefit to the people of NSW and we thank the Minister for making this a reality,” Professor Carroll said.
“We look forward to continuing this work with the Minister, particularly around the medicine safety priority, so that pharmacists in NSW can ensure patients use medicines safely and effectively.
“We also look forward to delivering better mental health care, because we know pharmacists are skilled and accessible health care professionals who will make a huge difference for patients.”
Professor Carroll also thanked NSW Health Chief Pharmacist Judith Mackson for her attendance at today’s event and her commitment to improving healthcare in the state.
The original PSA NSW Office was located in Science House in the CBD, before moving to St Leonards in 1976. The new office is located in Ridge Street, North Sydney and provides not only a workspace for PSA NSW staff but a wonderful location for PSA members to connect, develop professionally and celebrate the history of the pharmacy profession.
Photo: (L-R) NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research the Hon Brad Hazzard MP and PSA NSW Branch President Professor Peter Carroll, Pharmacy House NSW
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