Your hospital pharmacist looks after all drug (medication) related matters while your child is in hospital. Our pharmacists visit the wards Monday to Friday, or you can talk to us in person at the Main Pharmacy on Level 2 or Oncology Pharmacy on Level 5.
What we do
- Ensure our patients receive the best possible medicine treatment on the basis of safety, effectiveness and cost.
- Select and dispense the most suitable form of medicine for your child. This may be tablets, capsules, mixtures, injections, creams, or even producing an individual mixture or powder (particularly for younger patients).
- Teach you and your child about different medications, their purpose, how to take them, possible side effects, and other important information you may need to know.
- Provide you with Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) leaflets about the medications your child is taking.
- Dispense your child’s medications on the ward.
- Provide a list, and arrange supply of any medications your child will need to keep taking after being discharged from hospital.
- Speak to your local pharmacist or doctor about your child’s medications where necessary.
Things we may need to know
- The names of all the medications your child has been taking at home including medications bought from your local pharmacy, supermarket, health food shop or other source, as well as herbal and ‘alternative’ remedies.
- Whether you or your child have had any allergies or unexpected reactions to medications in the past.
Repeat prescription service
Repeat prescriptions for regular/ongoing medications can be left at both the Main Pharmacy and Oncology Pharmacy. When more medication is required, you can place a request either by phone or email at least 7 days prior to pick-up.
e: QCHprescriptionrepeat@health.qld.gov.au (preferred method)
t: 07 3068 1993
Information leaflets are available for many medications. These are called ‘CMI’ (Consumer Medicine Information) and are available from your hospital pharmacist.
Do I need a referral?
You do not need a formal referral to access this service.
Information for health professionals
The Pharmacy Department at the Queensland Children’s Hospital provides medication services to inpatients and outpatients. We also provide advice on the use of medication to other pharmacists, clinicians and health professionals. We also promote the Quality Use of Medicine principles and safe medication practices through:
- procurement and distribution of pharmaceuticals
- clinical pharmacy services to inpatients and outpatients
- involvement in consultant ward rounds and certain outpatient clinics
- dispensing medicines and patient/carer medication counselling
- medicines information and therapeutic drug monitoring
- education on quality use of medicines
- medication safety initiatives
- training of intern pharmacists
- host pharmacy student placements from various universities (including UQ, JCU, Griffith University and QUT)
- Hospital In The Home services
- contribute to optimising antibiotic use Service wide in collaboration with the QCH Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) team.
Other services include
- oncology service including parenteral cytotoxic reconstitution
- clinical trials dispensing and associated pharmaceutical service
- manufacture of sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products.
Dr Sonya Stacey BPharm, PhD, PGDipChildHlth, PGCertHlthMgt
Mrs Lauren Carlehall BSc, BPharm, PGCert (Medicines Management)
Ms Anita Champion BPharm
Mr Bruce Chio BPharm, GDipClinPharm
Ms Michele Cree BPhar, BSci, DipClinPharm
Ms Claire George BPharm
Ms Nicolette Graham BPharm, MClinPharm
Mrs Fiona Gregory BPharm, FSHP
Mrs Karen Kwan BPharm
Ms Rachael Lawson BPharm, PGDipClinPharm, PGCertClinOncRes
Mrs Evonne Smith BPharm
Mrs Heidi Wong BPharm(Hons), MClinPharm, IPPAHC
Ms Carol Wylie BPharm, GradDipHospClinPharm
Mr Kriss Yunker BSc (Hons – Computer Science), BPharm