The Illawarra pharmacies that can prescribe antibiotics in UTI trial

Kate McIlwain
Updated August 1 2023 - 1:41pm, first published 9:00am
Raelee Hooten from Thirroul Pharmacy took part in the first phase of a trial allowing pharmacists to prescribe UTI medication, which has now been expanded. File picture by Adam McLean
Raelee Hooten from Thirroul Pharmacy took part in the first phase of a trial allowing pharmacists to prescribe UTI medication, which has now been expanded. File picture by Adam McLean

Illawarra women who need relief from painful urinary tract infections can now visit dozens of chemists across the region to get antibiotics instead of going to the GP under the expansion of the state's pharmacy prescribing trial.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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