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  • 1986-1999

  • The first seeds of APHS are sown with the partnership of Tom Ryan and Paul Risitano open a specialist hospital pharmacy service for St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane.

    APHS is founded

    January 1986

  • Expansion occurs to include aged care pharmacy services across Brisbane and hospital services to the Gold Coast.

    Expansion into Aged Care

    January 1993

  • Commenced delivering a specialist pharmacy service for residential aged care clients in Brisbane

    January 1993

  • APHS win a 15 year contract for to provide services at Australia's largest private hospital.

    APHS wins private hospital contract

    January 1995

  • We bring dose administration automation to Australia, ensuring a new level of efficiency and accuracy for medication management in residential aged care.

    APHS brings Dose Administration Automation to Australia

    May 1999

  • 2000-2007

  • APHS merges with Active Care, ushering Stuart Giles and Cathie Reid into the partnership and an organisational expansion down the eastern seaboard.

    APHS merges with Active Care

    January 2002

  • National Finalist in the Excellence in People Management category in the Medium Sized enterprise category.

    APHS announced as AHRI State Winner for Queensland

    January 2005

  • We win an Australian Business Award for the APHS Sachet System Medication Repackaging product

    We win an Australian Business Award

    February 2007

  • 2008-2010

  • APHS secures a 20 year pharmacy contract with Haematology and Oncology Clinics of Australasia (HOCA)

    January 2008

  • The first APHS Packaging TGA-licensed manufacturing facility is commissioned in Perth

    January 2009

  • We expand APHS Pharmacy into Western Australia after we're awarded the first of several large hospital pharmacy contracts, delivering a truly national platform

    Our expansion into Western Australia

    January 2009

  • Stuart Giles and Cathie Reid assume 100% ownership of APHS

    January 2010

  • Stuart is named the Regional Winner for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, publicly recognising his commercial acumen

    Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    January 2010

  • We participate in our first Take a Hike, raising funds to support AEIOU's early intervention program for children with autism. Stuart’s mankini set the bar very high for craziest costumes worn for the 40km hike!

    Our first Take a Hike for AEIOU

    January 2010

  • 2011-2013

  • Cathie is named the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner of the Year at the 2011 National Telstra Business Women’s Awards

    Cathie wins a Telstra Business Women's Award

    February 2011

  • Symbion (a member of the EBOS group) acquire APHS Packaging, giving the business access to their expertise in delivering drug wholesaling and logistic solutions to community pharmacies across Australia.

    Symbion acquires APHS Packaging

    January 2012

  • Born from an APHS strategy, Icon was formed to provide comprehensive cancer care through a national network of day oncology clinics – integrating specialist consultation, day cancer care, pharmacy and radiation oncology.

    Icon Cancer Care is formed

    January 2012

  • Led by Cathie, we complete our first Very Special Kids Treadmill Challenge and raise more than $20,000. Stuart and the team back up the following year and it's now fully established as an annual event!

    VSK 24-hour Treadmill Challenge

    January 2013

  • 2014 - Present

  • We develop our first Google Glass proof of concept. This app gives pharmacists information about medications such as interactions, warnings and risks

    Our first Google Glass app

    January 2014

  • The Epic brand is launched in spectacular fashion! We announce our new name at a paint-splattered launch day. There were fireworks, music and the unveiling of our new designer uniforms.

    Epic Brand Launch

    September 2014

  • Epic Pharmacy expands into Tasmania, acquiring Kings Meadows Capital Chemist and New Town Capital Chemist

    May 2017