PSA welcomes assistance for Tasmania’s hospital pharmacists

27 May 2024


The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) welcomes targeted assistance for Tasmania’s hospital pharmacists.

The allowance announced by Minister for Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing Guy Barnett MP aims to attract and retain pharmacists practising across the Tasmanian Health Service including in Statewide Hospital Pharmacy.

PSA Tasmania branch President David Peachey said adequate staffing across Tasmania’s public hospitals is critical to strengthening patient care.

“Strengthening our hospital pharmacist workforce, ensuring that they are supported to do their jobs, is an important step in implementing recommendations from the 2023 Tasmanian Pharmacist Scope of Practice Review,” Mr Peachey said.

“We want to see a health system that values the role of hospital pharmacists, and supports them to practice to their top of scope, including through partnered pharmacist medication charting.

“There is more to be done to unlock the full potential of pharmacists across our health system, but a strong workforce is essential to delivering the benefits of practising to our full and top of scope.

“I thank Minister Barnett and the Rockliff Government for their recognition of the critical role pharmacists play in our health system, and their continued support for our profession,” Mr Peachey concluded.

Media contact:   Georgia Clarke   M: 0480 099 798  E: georgia.clarke@psa.org.au