11 September 2019

Retirement after fifty years in pharmacy for Braidwood's Julie Ballard

| Alex Rea
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Pharmacists Bente Hart and Julie Ballard.

Braidwood Pharmacy has served the healthcare needs of the community since approximately 1886.

In recent years, Julie Ballard and Bente Hart have been the familiar pharmacist faces inside the chemist, supported by their loyal team.

From the first of May, the Braidwood community will enjoy the same great service, with a slightly new line-up of pharmacists. Julie Ballard is retiring, with a new partnership of female pharmacists set to continue years of professional healthcare advice.

Bente Hart along with new owners Kayla Lee, Natasha Jovanoska, Elise Apolloni, and Honor Penprase will be sure to look after the town’s medicine needs, great and small, for many years to come.

Pharmacists Bente, Kayla and Natasha will run the pharmacy day-to-day, while Elise is a Diabetes Educator Pharmacist who will provide a Diabetes clinic to help people living with Diabetes in the region.

Current and future pharmacist owner Bente Hart says, “We wish Julie every happiness as she enjoys some much-needed time with her family after so many years of commitment to the pharmacy.”

Julie has been in the industry for almost 50 years, working as a pharmacist in towns across the south east including Moruya, Batemans Bay, and Ulludulla.

Braidwood Pharmacy will have a big year ahead, with plans for a renovation underway, a consultation room to be constructed to deliver more private healthcare, and an expansion of offerings including vaccination by trained immuniser pharmacists.

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Well done Julie on your retirement, I cant thank you enough for the help you have given us, and also lending an ear to help me get through the dark days. I will miss you although I know Bente and the girls will do a great job. Enjoy your time. x

Bill Waterhouse7:44 pm 15 Apr 19

Good on you Julie. Thanks for all your help with our furry friends!! Oh, and us too!! xxx

We will miss Julie – she is such a treasure!

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