When facing illness, you don’t fight it alone – medications are constantly being discovered that tackle major ailments and diseases. The Pharmacy Department at Victoria Hospital works hard to match patients to medications that will cure their illnesses or at the very least reduce their symptoms, pain or discomfort.
The Pharmacy Department dispenses medication to both inpatients (like pain medication for surgery and orthopaedic patients) and to outpatients (like children at the HIV medication clinic). The Pharmacy department stands out as its team of full-time pharmacists, pharmacy assistants and one pharmacy intern do ward rounds, personally visiting patients in the wards. In this way the pharmacists are an important part of the medical team, checking for symptoms and side effects in order to match the patient to the best medication possible.