The Super One pharmacy in Sydney’s CBD has been closed for six months after it was forced to close due to the cost of operating, after an internal investigation found the business had no viable plan for reopening.
Key points:Super One Pharmacies is one of three pharmacies to close in NSW over the last three yearsThe closure comes as the health sector has been hit by a range of pressures including the coronavirus crisisSuper One is the only Super One in NSW, and is the second-largest in the state by revenueSuper One’s website and social media are inaccessibleSuper One has been struggling with an internal health crisisThe closure follows the closure of Super One Health in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with the owners saying the company’s “business model and staff are in serious financial difficulty”.
The closure has been announced as part of a new national strategy by the Health Minister, Greg Hunt, to address the health care crisis.
Mr Hunt said Super One had become “one of the largest suppliers of health services in the country” but the closure was “part of a concerted effort to provide more access to health services”.
“The Super One closure is a reflection of the pressures the health system has been under and a result of the ongoing coronaviruses pandemic,” he said in a statement.
“The Government will work closely with the NSW Government and health industry partners to ensure we deliver a strong, well-funded, secure and sustainable health service for all Australians.”‘
We can’t survive on our own’Super One was set up in 2004 and operates in two locations in Sydney.
Its pharmacy is at the heart of the CBD and its website is inaccessible on a number of different devices.
On Monday, it announced it would be closing its remaining locations, and would instead be moving its business to the University of NSW.
“We are very much looking forward to being able to move to the next phase of our life cycle,” said Super Two’s managing director, Chris Stoker.
“Super Two has always been in Sydney, it has been in this city, and has always had a strong local following, so we are very grateful for the support and the community support we have received from all of our communities and our partners.”
It has always made a difference to us, it’s always been a very rewarding experience, and we are really looking forward moving forward.
“Super Two also announced that its pharmacy would be relocated to the NSW Institute of Health in Newcastle.”
As we have been in and around Sydney for years, it is very easy to get lost in the moment, and this decision was a great decision for our staff and customers,” said Stoker, who was in Sydney to attend the launch of the new Super One logo.”
This is a very, very difficult time for our employees and our business.
I can tell you that we are doing everything we can to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.
“That’s why we are moving Super Two, the new facility, and moving our pharmacy to the new NSW Institute for Health.”
Super One Health has also said it would close its remaining pharmacies, with staff being reassigned to other functions.
“At this stage, the health and social care services of Super Two are not viable, and our employees are not suitable for Super Two as a health service provider,” the pharmacy said in an email.
“However, it would like to inform you that as of tomorrow (Tuesday) December 2nd, it will close its pharmacy, and all of its other locations, as well as its social welfare services and other facilities, to ensure a viable health service in the future.”
In the meantime, we will continue to operate Super Two and other Super One facilities in Sydney.
“Super one is a name given to the state-owned health chain of pharmacies and other health services which operates in the CBD of Sydney.
Super One also runs a private practice in the city, where it also provides services to patients and is a member of the New South Wales Health Care Superannuation Scheme.
Super Two said it was also closing its other three pharmacies, as part and parcel of its new strategy to provide the most reliable, cost-effective and cost-efficient health services to all Australians.”
While we are still working through our internal health and safety review, we are also taking steps to ensure our future operations are sustainable and effective,” it said.”
These measures will allow us to provide our community with a service that is cost-effectively delivered and cost effectively managed.
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