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Goondiwindi Pharmacy Assistant to represent Queensland in national award

Pharmacy Assistant, Maddison Waide, from Lucy Walker Pharmacy, has been chosen to represent Queensland at the National Finals of the 2024 Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year Award (PATY).

Maddison was selected from three State Finalists at the Queensland workshop on Tuesday 25 June 2024, where participants demonstrated their pharmacy knowledge and showcased their skills in customer service and leadership.

Now in its 18th year, PATY is the premier award for pharmacy assistants in Australia. 

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s Queensland Branch Director, Matthew Battams, congratulated Maddison for her valuable contribution to community pharmacy in Australia. 

“PATY was established to recognise Pharmacy Assistants who go above and beyond in assisting patients and are proactive in their careers,” said Mr. Battams. 

“Maddison has shown exceptional dedication to her role and to the pharmacy industry, which perfectly embodies the spirit of this award.”

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Mr. Battams also said, “I applaud Maddison for being recognised as Queensland’s leading Pharmacy Assistant.” 

Award judge and Pharmacy Guild Training Manager, Cindy Hume, was also delighted with Maddison’s selection as the Queensland State Winner. 

“It has been wonderful to see so many qualified Pharmacy Assistants participating in this year’s PATY judging,” shared Ms. Hume. “I congratulate Maddison on being chosen as the winner and representative for Queensland at the National Finals.”

The PATY2024 National Winners will be announced during the Pharmacy Assistant (PA) National Conference 2024 Cocktail Party on Friday 6 September 2024. Early bird registration for the conference, which saves delegates $65 off the full registration fee, is now open through 30 June. To view the full program and to register visit 

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