The new Christchurch Pharmacy Services and Distribution Centre was opened by Prime Minister, the Hon. John Key at a recent reception.
The NZ$3.6 million medication compounding facility will service all six South Island District Health Boards (DHBs) who signed a joint public/private agreement with Baxter in 2009 for the provision of aseptic compounded products including chemotherapy for cancer patients and antibiotics delivered via the Baxter Infusor.
David Akeroyd, Managing Director ANZ says: ‘Baxter is proud to be involved in this landmark private/public partnership and continue our investment and expansion to support the NZ health infrastructure. The Baxter Pharmacy Service facility will ensure capacity for the growing demand of compounded medications and continued support of the six local DHB’s with all Baxter products, as well as Renal home patients from one consolidated facility.’