New pharmacist, Richard O’Donohue, hard at work at Rainbow Beach Pharmacy
Rainbow Beach Pharmacy recently welcomed pharmacist, Richard O’Donohue to the team. We dropped in to meet him and ask him about his background, his new role and life in Rainbow Beach.
Where were you based before moving to Rainbow Beach?
I was living and working on the Sunshine Coast but I grew up in the Wide Bay area and had spent a bit of time in Rainbow Beach as a kid. It has always been a place I could see myself living, so when the job at the pharmacy came up, I jumped on it.
What do you love about living here?
Rainbow Beach is fairly under-populated, unlike the Sunny Coast, which makes for a pretty laid-back lifestyle. Living close to the salt water is also a bonus that I take full advantage of!
What is your background and qualifications?
I completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) and I have worked within the industry since 2010.
What do you love about your job?
I find the study of pharmacy and primary health fascinating. I enjoy the limitless amount of knowledge I can learn to improve myself in this profession.
How do you feel your work benefits the community?
In a place where there is limited resources, particularly in the health sphere, it’s great to provide the local community an outlet where minor ailments can be looked after.
Do you have any funny stories you can share about your work?
Ha ha, I have a few but I probably shouldn’t say. We’ll save that for another time!