Being crowned the most popular professional in your industry from your customers is no mean feat. Annemarie Walsh, from Paulstown did just that when she was announced the People’s Pharmacist of the Year at a glittering ceremony in the Burlington recently.
Her compassionate and caring attitude in caring for a very ill toddler, Sam Synott was commended at the ceremony.
After reviewing all the entries received from customers across the country Anne Marie Walsh of the DocMorris Pharmacy in Donnybrook, Co. Dublin was awarded Pharmacist of the Year at the prestigious annual pharmacy awards ceremony.
Commenting on this award Natalie Maginnis, Managing Director of Irish Pharmacy News (IPN) Communications Ltd, host of the awards commented “Anne Marie exemplifies the professionalism and compassion of pharmacists around the country. Working closely with the family of Baby Sam Synott and the nurses of the Jack & Jill Foundation I will leave it so Sam’s mum Jo to explain why she has been presented with this award,” she said.
Sam’s Mum, Jolene described AnneMarie as ‘a true professional and a credit to her chosen career’.
“Anne Marie went way beyond the call of duty when dealing with Sam and his complex medicines. She was always at the end of a phone line, giving us great reassurance and answers when we had questions about Sam’s medications. Nothing was ever a problem and, Anne Marie loved Sam and vice versa and having her support made all the difference to us.”
Sam who suffered from a brain defect called holoprosencephly died in 2009.
Irish Pharmacy News is currently the only independent magazine catering to the needs of the Irish Pharmaceutical industry. The awards reward and distinguish the valuable role pharmacists play in the medical community.
The publication has chosen the Jack and Jill Foundation as their nominated charity for the Awards. For more information see www.pharmacynewsireland.com