With the BC events of forest fires, heat domes and floods, our climate crisis is at the foreground of the thoughts of many. Some of us working in health care may be bothered the amount of waste our health care system generates.
Gigi is a pharmacist who aspires to increase awareness of pharmaceuticals in the environment. Perhaps to inspire others to take action to minimize preventable drug waste in our health care system, or to encourage a flexible mindset to transform pharmacy to become more sustainable. Our pharmacy profession has the unique opportunity to be stewards to pharmaceutical use not only in patients but also to society – for the environmental health of our planet. Gigi’s professional interests is to contribute to where population health and environmental health intersects: sustainable health systems.
Gigi is currently also the pharmacist for Quality at Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services (Fraser Health, Providence Health, Provincial Health Services Authority, and Vancouver Coastal Health). Gigi’s current work is to support 26 hospital pharmacy sites towards compliance to a set of standards to ensure safe and sterile drug preparations for patients.