SA Budget supports pharmacists to provide best care
3 June 2022
The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)’s South Australian branch congratulates the Malinauskas Government and Health Minister Chris Picton on yesterday’s state budget, and increasing support for South Australian pharmacists.
The 2022-23 SA Budget delivers on SA Labor’s election commitments to trialling 24-hour pharmacies, as well as investing in medicine safety and mental health training for pharmacists.
With this new funding, pharmacists will be able to conduct medication reviews, better help patients with mental ill-health warning signs, and assist patients with respiratory illnesses.
“This Budget will allow pharmacists to continue using their expertise to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities,” says PSA SA President, Robyn Johns
“These measures will improve health outcomes for South Australians, better utilising the skills and experience of our pharmacists, while also reducing pressure on other sectors of the health system.
“The $1.75 million pharmacist package is a great investment in SA’s most accessible healthcare workforces.
“There is still work to be done to improve the health and wellbeing of South Australians, including expanding vaccinations pharmacists can administer, embedding pharmacists in state-run aged care facilities, funding pharmacists in Aboriginal Health Clinics, and employing transition of care pharmacists in all South Australian hospitals.
“PSA is looking forward to continuing our work with the South Australian Government to improve access to quality healthcare.”
Media contact: PSA media 0424 777 463