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Vale Keith E.R Fittock – former Pharmacy Guild of Australia Queensland Branch President; National Councillor and National Board Member of PDL

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, on behalf of all members and staff are saddened to hear of the passing of our past Queensland Branch President, Keith E.R. Fittock. Keith was a former Queensland Branch President between 1980-1982 and served as a Branch Committee Member up until 2002. Keith was a strong and committed advocate for community pharmacy, serving the patients in his community of Coorparoo, Brisbane.

Mr Kos Sclavos AM, Queensland’s Branch Committee member said Keith was unwavering in his determination to get the best outcome for the members of the Guild and the healthcare needs of patients throughout Queensland.

“Keith was a long-serving steward of the Queensland Branch and was awarded Honorary Life Membership in 1993. He played an instrumental role in ensuring the views of grass roots member were heard at the highest level of the Guild and PDL,” says Mr Sclavos AM.

This sentiment is echoed throughout the health sector with Chief Executive of Pharmacy Defence Limited (PDL), Mr David Brown expressing his sorrow at the loss of Keith.

“This sad news is felt by all. Keith was an active member at Pharmacy Defence Limited, serving on the Board for 14 years from 1994 to 2008.

“He was dedicated to guiding and supporting pharmacy professionals and purposely advanced the protection and professional interests of Australian pharmacists,” says Mr Brown.

“He made a huge contribution to the medical and healthcare sector and he will be sadly missed.

“My thoughts and those of the members of the Pharmacy Guild are with his family,” says Mr Sclavos AM.

Keith passed on Tuesday 23 May after a short COVID-related illness. Keith is survived by his loving wife, Evonne, his only living brother Arthur, his daughter Lisa and son John, his grandsons Mark and Robert and his great grandchildren Elzie and Finn, and Benji and Sulli. He leaves a lasting legacy.

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch membership card

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