After 63 years under the stewardship of the Price family, PRICE’S PHARMACY, WEST PYMBLE has been experiencing the most challenging two years but our great staff has maintained the extremely high standard of service that the West Pymble community has come to expect.
The pharmacy was honoured to be named the "Outstanding Pharmacy Award" in the Hornsby Local Business Awards in 2017, 2018 and 2020 and is proud to have been a finalist in 2019 and again this year.
In 2019 Ted Price and Price's Pharmacy were recognised by local North Shore Radio 99.3 for Sixty Years of Outstanding Community Service and Ongoing Support of Northside Radio. One Saturday morning in the future when the circumstances allow Price’s Pharmacy will host the outside broadcast unit of 99.3FM to share the wonderful secrets of the West Pymble Community Shopping Centre, just as we did on the occasions of the pharmacy’s 50th and 60th Anniversaries.
This year has been a particularly challenging year for my wonderful staff who have carried on the business, diligently maintaining the special precautions required to protect customers and the staff members themselves, many of both having been part of Price’s pharmacy community for many, many years. The amazing crew has been carrying on my business while the Captain has been age-related self isolating at home and maintaining contact by phone, email and safely calling in person at the pharmacy several times during the week. None of the longevity or success of Price's Pharmacy could have been possible without the dedication and loyalty of the wonderful staff, who are more family than members of staff.
Among the services we provide are the weekly dosage packs prepared for patients with multiple medications (Webster Packs), diabetic needs supplied under the National Diabetic Services Scheme, blood pressure testing, advice on the use of prescribed and over the counter medicines, dressings and baby needs as well as the longtime home delivery service now undertaken on four wheels rather than the two used in 1958 by a much younger version of Ted.
The pharmacy is now able to receive prescriptions from the doctor’s desk directly onto the pharmacy computer and customers are also able to email for repeat prescriptions or order on the website.
As a long time member of Ku-ring-gai Rotary Club I have supported Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury by hosting our Tree of Joy each Christmas, when our very generous customers donate non-perishable items for Lifeline’s Christmas Hampers. Another Christmas constant is the sale of Rotary Christmas Cakes and Puddings, where the proceeds are forwarded to the Rotary Foundation for International projects such as the Polio Plus programme which has almost completely eradicated polio Worldwide.
None of the success over the years would have happened without great support from the local community who patronise the local businesses which in turn have always supported our local schools and organisations. Thank you all as the legacy begun in 1958 continues into the future.