Canberra Pharmacist Wins Business Award for Providing Compression Solutions

Samantha Kourtis was named Telstra Business Woman of the Year last month for her work in the area of wound care and compression garment provision. Calvary Hospital’s Lymphoedema Services encouraged Ms Kourtis to train for and deliver an alternative to the long waiting times for patients needing garments for lymphoedema.

Because Charnwood is an area where there is a considerable amount of diabetes and there are other issues with people with poor venous return, Samantha saw that there was a need for compression garments and wound dressings.

The only pharmacist in Canberra with allied health referral rights, Samantha is a member of the Australasian Lymphology Association and is a qualified fitter of garments. To read more about this innovative pharmacy click here…