Laws halt new pharmacy

Pharmacists are calling on the Federal Minister for Health and Ageing to exercise her discretionary powers to allow a pharmacy to be established in Hackett. Hackett is unable to qualify for a pharmacy under a Federal Government Pharmacy Agreement.  Owners of the Griffith Pharmacy Rhonda Warne and Yuko Raimoto have already leased a shop in Hackett for a pharmacy but are now awaiting approval to open it.

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Proposed Letter to Federal Minister for Health and Aging

The Hackett Community Association (HCA) has been encouraging the establishment of a pharmacy at the local shops because there are many older residents of Hackett who find it difficult to get to nearby pharmacies due to lack of personal transport, poor interconnecting bus services or lack of mobility.  This had led to a pharmacist leasing one of the shops at the Hackett Shops and commencing to fit it out in anticipation of obtaining approval to operate the pharmacy. This is a major demonstration of faith in the Hackett Community as it is by no means certain that the pharmacy

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Hackett Neighbourhood Watch

Contact Details: Chair, Newsletter Co-ordinator: Dorothy Mackenzie, Telephone: (02) 6248 9281 Email: mackenzie2602@optusnet.com.au Newsletter editor Barbara Inglis Telephone: (02) 6247 5797 Email: inglisjb@bigpond.net.au Treasurer Pat MacNamara Telephone: (02) 6249 1669 Email: pmcn@webone.com.au Engraver Hillig Volker Telephone: (02) 6257 0506

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