ASPEN PHARMACARE SELF CARE SUPERSTAR (OTC MEDICINE OR SERVICE SALES)
This award is aimed at pharmacy staff who have designed and delivered excellent, non-government funded, self-care and OTC services to their local community. The winners of this award know that their pharmacy is the best place to go in their community for minor aliment care and advice. Tell us how you know you do a great job either day by day or as a one-off project.
2018Marewa Pharmacy retail manager Debbie Bryan set out to raise her pharmacy’s profile through community events and fundraisers.
In addition to bringing the community together around the Napier pharmacy, she wanted to integrate staff with the pharmacy and boost their morale through training courses, exciting events and allocation of areas of responsibility.
Ms Bryan showed single-mindedness and perseverance by following through on her plan of action, which included being the host of 12 events, promotions and fundraisers over the year.
The plan was even more successful because of the emotion that was involved in Liv’s Wish: a fundraiser aimed at securing $120,000 for a local 11-year-old girl to receive much-needed medical treatment for spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.
Judging panel convenor Des Adams comments that the combination of community fundraising and retail promotions at Marewa Pharmacy were a great concept and excellent staff motivator.