Our team of pharmacists are available to inpatients at all three Alfred Health campuses. We will be involved in any decision-making to do with your medicines, to ensure you're receiving the best possible pharmaceutical care.
When you are admitted
A pharmacist will see you within 24 hours of your admission and take your full medication history. This helps the Alfred team to ensure that your medications throughout your admission are safe and effective for you.
During your Stay
A pharmacist is assigned to whichever team is caring for you at Alfred Health. They will visit your ward and monitor your medication usage daily. They will make sure all the medications you need are safe, effective and available. Your pharmacist will attend your bedside rounds with your hospital team, and work closely with medical, nursing and allied health staff to improve your medication use whilst you are with us.
Pharmacists are available on the ward during normal working hours. If you would like to see your pharmacist, simply ask your nurse.
When you leave
A pharmacist will visit you and make sure you understand the medications you need to take at home. You will be provided with written information to help you remember how to take your medicines and what they are for. You will be provided with any new or changed medicines, or a prescription to get these from your regular pharmacy.
Commonly asked questions
Yes, please bring all current medications and prescriptions when you come to hospital. This helps us understand your current medication plan to ensure you're receiving the correct medicine whilst you are an inpatient. It will also help us to plan which medications you will need once discharged.
You do not have to pay for any medicine you receive as an inpatient.
You will need to pay for medicines that you take home with you. You will be given an invoice for the cost of these medicines.