Hospital pharmacy

Our partner pharmacists dispense and manage medicines in hospital

St Vincent’s Private Hospitals offer a wide range of pharmaceutical related services, for details of the pharmaceutical services at your local St Vincent’s Private Hospital, click here.


Our pharmacies

Inpatient pharmacy services
Our pharmacy services are provided by partner pharmacies. Pharmacists work as part of multidisciplinary teams to dispense and manage your medicines while you’re in hospital.

They will also advise on safe, effective and economical use of medicines, provide medication counselling where appropriate and provide drug information to medical, nursing and allied health staff.
The pharmacist may supply you with a profile of the medicines you’ve been prescribed which you should discuss with your GP to help them monitor your recovery.

Retail pharmacy services
Select hospitals have retail pharmacies. These pharmacies can dispense prescription medications and over-the-counter remedies after you have been discharged from hospital.

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Our pharmacy providers

Our partner pharmacists play an important role providing evidence-based health care and promoting health awareness.


Partner pharmacy providers often form a part of multidisciplinary clinical teams, collaborating with other health professionals across specialties to provide you with personalised, coordinated care.

Our pharmacy services

Please check your relevant hospital below for their specific services. **Not all services are available at all hospitals.

Inpatient pharmacy services:

  • Supply and management of medications to inpatients
  • Medication advice and counselling
  • Research and staff teaching activities

Not all services are available in all hospitals.

Retail pharmacy services:

  • Dispensing of prescription medications after your discharge
  • Surgical garment and equipment hire and purchase
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Personal toiletries, Gifts, Flowers, Confectionary

Please note, flowers are not able to be given to patients in intensive care wards. 

Inpatient pharmacy services

On your admission, a pharmacist may review your current medications. During your stay with us, a nurse will administer all medication and you won’t be able to visit the pharmacy to fill prescriptions.

After discharge, a pharmacist may visit you to help you understand any medications you may need to use after your stay. You may also receive an overview of the medication you received while in hospital. 

If you do, please discuss this with your GP so that they can monitor your recovery.


Disclaimer

This information is of a general nature, which may not be relevant to you. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risk. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about your condition.

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Pharmacy services at St Vincent’s Kangaroo Point are proudly provided by Epic Pharmacy. Epic Pharmacy is an Australia-wide company specialising in pharmacy services for private hospitals and oncology centres.
 
At St Vincent’s, Epic Pharmacy supports all inpatients with their medications and relevant drug advice. This may include providing a list of medications you are taking at discharge to assist your ongoing care.
 
As a hospital inpatient, St Vincent’s will share your Medicare and concession card details with Epic to facilitate the dispensing of your medication.
 
Where possible, current medications should be brought into hospital with you. It is important to note that some medications given during your stay may not be covered by your health fund, which will result in Epic Pharmacy sending you an account at the end of the calendar month. This can be paid via BPAY or credit card. This is separate to any accounts that you settle with the hospital reception on discharge.
 
The pharmacy stocks a wide range of prescription, over-the-counter and natural medicines.
 
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 8.00am–5.30pm
Saturday 8.00am–1.00pm
Sunday and Public Holidays 10.00am to 1.00pm

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Medications, some surgical equipment and toiletries for patients and visitors are available from our on-site pharmacy. You’ll need to pay the pharmacy direct for items purchased in the pharmacy.

The pharmacy is located on the ground floor of St Vincent’s Private Hospital, East Melbourne.

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Medications for patients are available from our on-site pharmacy. You may incur a cost for the medication provided to you post operatively.

At St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Kew the pharmacy is located on the inpatient ward.


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Pharmacy services at St Vincent’s Northside are proudly provided by Epic Pharmacy. Epic Pharmacy is an Australia-wide company specialising in pharmacy services for private hospitals and oncology centres.
 
At St Vincent’s, Epic Pharmacy supports all inpatients with their medications and relevant drug advice. This may include providing a list of medications you are taking at discharge to assist your ongoing care.
 
Epic Pharmacy also provides chemotherapy to the St Vincent’s oncology unit. As a hospital inpatient, St Vincent’s will share your Medicare and concession card details with Epic to facilitate the dispensing of your medication.
 
Where possible, current medications should be brought into hospital with you. It is important to note that some medications given during your stay may not be covered by your health fund, which will result in Epic Pharmacy sending you an account at the end of the calendar month. This can be paid via BPAY or credit card. This is separate to any accounts that you settle with the hospital reception on discharge.
 
The pharmacy stocks a wide range of prescription, over-the-counter and natural medicines, as well as a gift range.
 
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 7.30am–7.30pm
Saturday 8.00am–1.00pm
Sunday 9.00am to 1.00pm
Public Holidays 9.00am to 12.00pm

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Our pharmacy is located in the foyer and opens Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5.15 pm. As well as medical supplies and prescriptions, the pharmacy offers a wide range of gift ideas that may be hand-delivered to patients. Please contact us (02) 8382 7465 with the patient’s name to place an order.

Gifts available include:
  • Individually-crafted gift parcels
  • Fresh pre-arranged flowers
  • Confectionary, including chocolates and jellies
  • Speciality giftware, including soft toys, ornaments and home wares
  • Skin care products
Cosmac surgical appliances are available from the pharmacy.

Trained healthcare professionals are available on weekdays to assess, measure and fit surgical garments, including medical compression stockings, travel stockings, body supports and braces. Appointments are advisable, as fittings are required for most items. For more information, please contact us on: (02) 8382 7257.


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Pharmacy services at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Werribee are proudly provided by Slade Pharmacy. Slade Pharmacy is an Australia-wide company specialising in pharmacy services for private hospitals and oncology centres.
 
At St Vincent’s, Slade Pharmacy supports all inpatients with their medications and relevant drug advice. This includes providing a list of medications you are taking at discharge to assist your ongoing care.
 
Slade Pharmacy also provides chemotherapy to the St Vincent’s oncology unit. As a hospital inpatient, St Vincent’s will share your Medicare and concession card details with Slade to facilitate the dispensing of your medication.
 
Where possible, current medications should be brought into hospital with you. It is important to note that some medications given during your stay may not be covered by your health fund and Slade Pharmacy may send you an account at the end of the calendar month. This can be paid via BPAY or credit card. This is separate to any accounts that you settle with the hospital reception on discharge.
 
The pharmacy stocks a wide range of prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday 8.00am to 11.00am
Sunday and Public Holidays Closed
 
Our pharmacy is located on the ground floor and is open Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm & Sat – Sun, 9am – 1pm. 

As well as medical supplies and prescriptions, the pharmacy offers:
  • Confectionary, including chocolates and jellies,
  • Speciality giftware, including soft toys, ornaments and home wares
  • Skin care products & toiletries
  • Maternity attire
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Medications, some surgical equipment and toiletries for patients and visitors are available from our on-site pharmacy. You’ll need to pay the pharmacy direct for items purchased in the pharmacy.

Before your discharge, the pharmacist may visit you to explain how to correctly administer your medications and supply you with a profile of the medicines you’ve been given during your stay.

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