The hospital pharmacist is part of the healthcare team and ensures the safe and effective use of medication throughout all areas of the hospital.
What we do
Our service has three key priorities:
- medication safety by ensuring that you receive or take the right medications, at the right time and at the right dose through education to you and your family, and communicating with your community pharmacist with any changes to your medication regime
- cost effective use of medicines
- delivery of specialist pharmacy expertise at critical points in your healthcare journey
Commonly asked questions
Bring all of your medications with you. Your hospital pharmacist will need to know which medications you are taking including medications bought from your local pharmacy, supermarket, health food store or other source, including herbal and 'alternative' remedies.
You will not be charged for medications supplied to you as an inpatient.
When you are discharged from the hospital, the doctor may write a prescription for you. This will be dispensed by your hospital pharmacist and will incur the same PBS co-payment as community pharmacies. The amount you pay, even for non-PBS medications, can contribute to your Safety Net threshold.