Anna

Director - Pharmacy CALHN

SA Health

How did you get to where you are today?

Following my degree, I completed my pharmacy intern year at the Wagga Wagga Base Hospital in NSW before returning to South Australia.

I worked at the Repatriation General Hospital for some twenty years in a number of clinical pharmacy roles before moving into a management position.

In 2015, I took up the role of Associate Director of Pharmacy at the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) and responsibility for the operational management of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Pharmacy service as well as leading the pharmacy transition to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

What do you love about your job?

I love championing patient care and well-being and learning from a uniquely talented group of colleagues.

I also love leading a proactive and passionate team and working in an extraordinary hospital.

Why do you do what you do?

The people. The learning. The caring.

What do you see are some of the benefits of working in the public sector?

The public sector provides the opportunity to pursue a career and more importantly a profession driven by continuous learning with patient care at its core.

Why have you chosen to work in South Australia?

I grew up on a beef farm south of Adelaide. From an early stage, I was aware of the uniqueness of South Australia; its produce and way of life.

Despite brief periods of my life where I have lived interstate and overseas, I have always felt connected to South Australia - always knowing that I would return, raise my family here and if the opportunity arose, to make a contribution to the state.

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