Pharmacy award helps hospital
MURWILLUMBAH District Hospital will purchase a personal monitor for its medical ward, thanks to the generosity of a prize-winning Murwillumbah pharmacy.
The Mapp and Hession pharmacy, in King Street, was recently awarded a $5000 national prize for being judged Australian Pharmacy of the Year. Pharmacist Paul Hession said his staff had unanimously decided to donate the prize money back to the local community.
"Being a health outlet, we decided the hospital was the appropriate recipient," Mr Hession said.
Hospital executive officer Ian Murray congratulated the pharmacy for winning the prestigious award and for helping the Murwillumbah community.
"This much-needed additional equipment will allow us to monitor vital signs of patients, and that's very important in our increasingly busy medical ward," Mr Murray said.