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Beecroft pharmacy assistant to represent New South Wales in national award

Morgan Burnside

Pharmacy assistant Morgan Burnside from Priceline Pharmacy Beecroft in Sydney has been chosen to represent New South Wales at the National Finals of the 2023 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/ Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY).

In a workshop held in New South Wales today, Morgan was selected from 12 state finalists where participants demonstrated their pharmacy knowledge and showcased their skills in customer service and leadership.  

Now in its 17th year, PATY is the premier award for pharmacy assistants in Australia. 

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s New South Wales Branch President, David Heffernan congratulated Morgan for his valuable contribution to community pharmacy in Australia. 

“This esteemed award was created to recognise pharmacy assistants who go the extra mile to help patients in their community and who are proactive in developing their own careers.

“Morgan has demonstrated a strong commitment to his work and to the industry, and that is what this award is all  about. I congratulate Morgan for standing out as the top pharmacy assistant in New South Wales,” says Mr Heffernan.

By participating in the National Finals, Morgan will be in the running to take home more than $10,000 in prizes including a $5,000 cash prize, a training package, educational opportunities and other great rewards.

Award judge Artie Kalogeropoulos from AFT Pharmaceuticals, the award’s major sponsor, was also delighted with Morgan’s selection as the New South Wales State Winner.  

“Over the years, AFT Pharmaceuticals has demonstrated strong commitment to the support and recognition of excellence amongst our pharmacy assistants, so we are delighted and privileged to support the industry’s premier PATY award again in 2023.

“I congratulate Morgan for emerging as the winner and representative for New South Wales at the national finals,” says Mr Kalogeropoulos.

In addition to the main award, PATY features the Glucojel Super Star Award, which recognises outstanding customer service amongst the PATY state finalists. Congratulations to Danielle Davis from Terry White Chemmart Coffs Harbour for taking out this year’s Glucojel Super Star Award for New South Wales.  

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