During your stay in hospital your ward pharmacist will:
We will keep any medicine that you bring with you in a locked bedside drawer while you are in hospital.
It is vital that you inform your doctor or nursing staff if you have any allergies. This includes if you have had any previous reactions to medications, food or latex, and the severity of the reaction.
Please ask your pharmacist any questions about your medicines, such as:
Please ask staff to get rid of any unwanted or out of date medicines.
When you are ready to leave hospital, your pharmacist will:
When the hospital pharmacy supplies you with medicines, you will be charged in the same way that you pay for prescriptions at your community pharmacy.
An invoice will be included with your new supplies or sent to your home address. Please advise staff if you have a concession card or if your home address has changed.
If you have a Medicare card, some of your medicine may be subsidised the Australian Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. This means you will only have to pay for part of the cost of the medicine.