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Ex Waikato Hospital pharmacist sadly passesOn 16 April 2011 ex Waikato Hospital chief pharmacist Harry Jones sadly passed away surrounded by his family.
Harry was the chief pharmacist at Waikato Hospital from 1962 until his retirement in 1985.
Harry commenced his pharmacy apprenticeship at Napier Hospital in 1938 before registering in 1942. He then went on to work at Napier Hospital for six years followed by taking up the position of pharmacist-in-charge at the Memorial Hospital Hastings for 14 years. Harry then took on the role of chief pharmacist at Waikato Hospital.
Harry, together with his pharmacist wife Noelene, attended the inaugural meeting to form NZHPA (New Zealand Hospital Pharmacists' Association) on 26 July 1952 in Wellington. He was secretary/treasurer of NZHPA from 1955 to 1968, before joining the Executive from 1968 to 1975, during which time he served as president for three years.
Some of Harry's many achievements include:
We are grateful for his considerable contribution to the development of the Pharmacy profession.
Date: 19 April 2011
Mary Anne Gill
Waikato District Health Board
021 705 213