Who will be crowned 2023 PATY National Winner?

The Pharmacy Assistant National Conference (PA2023) kicks off this week at the Hyatt Regency Sydney (31 August to 2 September), and excitement is building around the crowning of this year’s 2023 PATY National Winner.

Eight Pharmacy Guild of Australia/Maxigesic Pharmacy Assistant of the Year (PATY) state and territory winners will compete at this week’s judging day ahead of the conference for the prestigious title.

The 2023 PATY National Winner will be announced at the PA Conference.

The national winner of this year’s award will receive a $5000 cash prize as well as flights, travel and accommodation packages to attend Guild conferences to support their career and professional development.

Award judge, 2018 PATY Award national winner and Pharmacy Guild trainer, Alice Vanderpol says she’s looking forward to selecting this year’s winner.

“This year’s state and territory winners have demonstrated a strong commitment to their work and to the industry, and that is what this award is all about.

“Every year the bar is raised in terms of the passion and commitment displayed and choosing just one winner is always an extremely difficult task.

“I can’t wait to see who will be crowned the 2023 Pharmacy Assistant of the Year,” says Ms Vanderpol.

Competing for this year’s award are the following pharmacy assistants:

  • ACT Anneliese Hoff, Discount Drug Stores Tuggeranong
  • NT Bridget Honner, Blooms the Chemist Bakewell
  • NSW Morgan Burnside – Priceline Pharmacy Beecroft
  • QLD Colby Diek, Craignish Pharmacy
  • SA Mikailee Weltman, The Barossa Pharmacist in the Mall
  • TAS Jemma Denholm, Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse, Devonport
  • VIC Amanda Carlyle, Malmsbury Pharmacy, Malmsbury
  • WA Alicia Ward, TerryWhite Chemmart, Kingsley.

Conference delegates will have the chance to meet with and learn from the experiences of the state and territory winners during the event’s social functions and at a dedicated session on Friday afternoon before the winner is announced at the Cocktail Party on Friday evening.

The opportunity to meet this year’s state and territory winner, and to join in on the excitement as the national winner is announced at the Cocktail Party is not to be missed.

The conference also offers free trade exhibition access to pharmacy assistants wanting to view the latest industry products and services.

To find out more, visit pharmacyassistants.com

Story updated: 30 August 2023.