Pharmacy

Medications required by patients in the Hospital will be prescribed by the doctor and provided by the Hospital's Pharmacy Department.

The pharmacy is located in Building 1, Level 2 of Canberra Hospital. The pharmacy is Monday to Friday from 8.45am - 5pm.

Administration and support services

Service Hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Friday
Location: Building 1, Level 2
Secretary / Enquiries:
Phone: 6244 2121 Fax: 6244 4624

Phone: 6244 2120

Dispensary


Location: Level 2, Building 1
Function: Supply of medication for hospital inpatients.

Supply of Section 100 drugs and supply of pharmaceuticals to other approved outpatients. Dispensing of discharge medication for inpatients.

Service hours

Inpatient
Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5pm (Emergency Service 5:00pm–7.00pm)
Saturday, Sunday, Public Holidays: 9am-5pm

Outpatient
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Oncology Pharmacy

Location: Level 2, Building 3
Function: Supply of Cytotoxic chemotherapy to oncology outpatients and inpatients.

Service Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm
Enquiries: Phone: (02) 6244 2221

Clinical Pharmacy Services

Location: Level 2, Building 1

Function: To optimise the clinical use of medications by provision of advice and information, monitoring patients’ medication therapy and counselling patients on their medication

Service Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm
Enquiries: (02) 6244 2721 for details of pager numbers

Medicines Information Service

Location: Level 2, Building 1

Function: To provide information or consultation on drug products, drug therapy or toxicology. The Service holds texts, data bases and journals specializing in pharmacotherapy, adverse reactions, drug interactions and toxicology. Collation and oversight of adverse drug event reports to The Canberra Hospital Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting Committee.

Service Hours: Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm
Enquiries: (02) 6244 3333

Investigational Drugs

Location: Level 2, Building 1
Function: To support the conduct of clinical drug studies at Canberra Hospital

Service Hours: Monday-Friday: 9.00 am – 5:00 pm
Enquiries: (02) 6244 2432

IV Additive Service

Location: Level 2, Building 1
Function: Manufacture of sterile preparations for intravenous use

Service Hours: Monday-Friday: 9.00 am – 4:30 pm
Enquiries: (02) 6244 2633

Purchasing and Stores

Location: Level 2, Building 1
Function: Distribution of pharmaceuticals to wards and clinics

Service Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:45am-5:00pm
Enquiries: (02) 6244 2336

Procedures

The pharmacist aims to optimise the use of drugs by providing advice and information to medical and nursing staff and to patients through counselling on the use of their medication. Counselling may be provided during your stay or upon discharge.

The pharmacist aims to optimise the use of drugs by providing advice and information to medical and nursing staff and to patients through counselling on the use of their medication. Counselling may be provided during your stay or upon discharge.

Your medication

Although you are not required to bring your own medications to the Hospital to be taken while in hospital, it is helpful to bring in your current medications, or a list detailing their strength and dosage. This will help the doctor write up your current therapy accurately.

There are clinical pharmacists working on each ward to ensure that your medications are supplied. The nursing or medical staff will administer these. On discharge, enough medication to last for three days will be dispensed for you to take home if needed. There is no charge for medications while you are an inpatient or upon discharge.

Please read the Discharge from hospital page, for information on how to ensure your medications are available for you when you leave the hospital.