Rural pharmacist embraces automation to ease strain on staff

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Rural pharmacist embraces automation to ease strain on staff

Jonathan
Chilton Towle
Trish Walker
Ōtorohanga Express Pharmacy owner Trish Walker has become the first in New Zealand to link two EV-54 dispensing robots

In a new era of DHBs expecting pharmacists to offer more clinical services, and a not-so-new era of rural pharmacies struggling to find workers, Pharmacy Today reporter Jonathan Chilton-Towle speaks to Trish Walker, an Ōtorohanga pharmacy owner who has embraced technology to reduce her staff’s stress levels and lift productivity

Rural Waikato pharmacy owner Trish Walker jokes that her new pharmacy might just be the most high-tech community pharmacy in New Zealand. Well sign