Address by James A Delahunty to the
Governors Dinner of the Pharmacy Practice Foundation November
The President Mr Warrick Plunckett and your Council
of the Pharmacy Practice Foundation. Emeritis Professor Anne
Sefton, Deputy Chancellor, University of Sydney Dr Andrew Coates,
Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Sydney Jane Halton, Secretary,
Department of Health and Aging. Fellow Pharmacists, and members
of the Pharmaceutical industry, My family, Ladies and gentlemen.
From "message boy" and "bottle washer" to the computerised
pharmacists that we are today! Like an everlasting golf game
- seeking perfection, we as pharmacists are still trying to achieve
of total wellness, health and longevity for our patients.
we have done in our 'have a go' way has laid the foundations
for future generations of pharmacists to climb on our shoulders,
and to further improve, innovate and better refine the ways of
delivering ideal health outcomes. Unfortunately these are not
restrained by our personal energy, but by budgets.
pharmacy journey I have been helped with some of my 'mad ideas' by
very talented staff and partners, both on the shop floor and
from behind the scenes. To these great professionals I thank
you with all my heart. I would especially like to thank my business
partner and pharmacist wife, Carmel, and my children. They at
a younger age did not see huge amounts of me due to my pharmacy
This is our 75th year in the Pharmacy Business for
our family and we are celebrating that in Brisbane next week
with over 400 folks from the health caring professions, as well
as representatives and some of our key clients.
I attribute this
award to the inspiration of my father, brother in law, and sisters
who are here tonight.
I thank Doctor Karen Peachy the Vice President
of Pharmacy Guild of Australia, for having Faith in putting my
name forward to this esteemed foundation. Now in its 29th year
(Same time that I have been married).
To Sanofi Aventis who made
this award possible. May they come up with many more therapeutic
solutions so that Pharmacists at the front line will eagerly
dispense their products with confidence and knowledge, knowing
that Sanofi Aventis have built their solid reputation on innovation.
We both sell drugs - well!
I thank Warwick and the Council of
Pharmacy Practice Foundation for this great professional privilege