About Kidman Park Health
Kidman Park Pharmacy provides a comprehensive service to patients of Kidman Park Health and supports other members of the healthcare team in all aspects of medicine management. Emphasis is placed on the quality use of medicines which is provided by the provision of clinically focused services.
This involves the provision of pharmacy services for all patients, drug information services, undergraduate and postgraduate education, and medication distribution.
Kidman Park Pharmacy is a professional and caring pharmacy. It is owned and managed by Helen Gilbert. There are usually two pharmacists in store, and often three. This ensures that there is always time to counsel patients without interruption.
Prescriptions and medication advice are our core business, and we will keep a complete history of your medicines. All new medicines, both on prescription and over the counter, are checked against your history, for interactions, suitability and use. We also keep a record of your prescription numbers, to enable us to tell you when you have reached the Safety Net Value. This helps you get cheaper, or free, medicines. All Australians are entitled to this, and we can help you with this, even if you haven’t been to us previously.
Providing you with the best Pharmacists for the best care
Our General Manager Helen has been associated with Kidman Park Pharmacy since her birth.
Her father, Harold Gilbert, opened the Pharmacy in its current position, in 1955 before she was born.
Helen has worked there full time since completing her Pharmacy degree in 1979, and has since opened the About Sleep Clinic next door.
She has served in the Australian Defence Force Medical Corps, and also worked for several months in England in Boots Chemists in Reading and Tilehurst. This has contributed to her skills in liaising with all her clientele, to ensure they are looked after in every possible way.
She is great friends with them, many of who have been coming to her store for over 40 years, bringing children, grandchildren and now some great grandchildren as well.
Thelma was awarded her Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of South Australia in 1992 and has been working at Kidman Park Pharmacy for over 20 years.
Her years of experience and warm, friendly nature make it easy to discuss all manner of sensitive health issues for suitable advice and treatment.
Thelma’s willingness to go above and beyond to help customers with their health care problems is always appreciated and she is dedicated to maintaining her knowledge through regular continuing professional development.
Edward graduated from the University of South Australia’s Bachelor of Pharmacy class of 2007 and has been a pharmacist with the Kidman Park Pharmacy team ever since.
As of 2016, Edward is also a qualified External Clinical Supervisor with the University to foster the education of up-and-coming student pharmacists.
He enjoys his role in medication management through the provision of weekly dosing aids and is dedicated to his one-on-one education with patients to meet their best outcomes.
Victoria completed her Bachelor of Pharmacy at the University of South Australia in 2013 and joined the Kidman Park Pharmacy team in 2015.
She loves the forward dispensing model at Kidman Park Pharmacy, setting the pharmacy apart from other community pharmacies, allowing engagement with customers, and focusing on patient centred care.
She is caring and patient and will take the time to discuss your concerns and queries.
Our Pharmacy Assistants
Our longest serving Pharmacy staff member, Angela has been with us since 1985.
In that time, Angela has become well known, interacting and caring for the community.
She has a focus on Diabetes and Blood Pressure issues and loves to help where she can. Nothing is too much trouble.
Angela can speak fluent Italian, and will translate for you if required to speak to the Pharmacists.
Desiree is a new member of our team, who joined in Mar 2018.
She had worked in several Pharmacies before this, and brings a variety of knowledge to the team.
Desiree’s focus is on sleep apnoea, as on other days of the week, she helps out with administrative work for the About Sleep team.
She can check your risk of sleep apnoea with a simple questionnaire, and help you navigate the process to having a sleep study.
Suzzanne joined the team at Kidman Park Pharmacy in March 2018.
She has over 20 years experience in various community pharmacy roles with a particular interest in the dispensary, vitamins and natural health.
Suzzanne is passionate about her work in pharmacy and helping people with their health and wellness needs.
Annie is a bright, kind, caring member of our team.
She joined us in 2012 and has continued to increase her knowledge of Pharmacy issues ever since.
Always with a smile, Annie will ensure you are served quickly and efficiently.
Annie focusses on the home healthcare and vitamins, and has a wealth of knowledge on these items.
Annie also speaks Italian, if required for our Italian clients.