What is hospital pharmacy?
Hospital pharmacy is a pharmaceutical speciality that serves the population’s pharmaceutical needs, through the selection, preparation, acquisition, control, dispensation and by providing information on medicines and other activities aimed at achieving an appropriate and safe use of medicines and medical devices, for the benefit of patients treated in the hospital and in its sphere of influence.
Its aim is to contribute to improving patient health with pharmacotherapeutic dispensation and/or follow-up, providing specialised pharmaceutical care that adds value to the care process and promotes and ensures the effective, safe and efficient use of medicines as part of comprehensive and continuous care.
Hospitalised patients: the hospital pharmacist is involved in the clinical management of the patient’s pharmacotherapy, guaranteeing safe and efficient use of medication during admission and discharge.
- Outpatients: provides patients with medications indicated and prescribed by a doctor of the centre that need special follow-up due to their characteristics and therefore are only dispensed at the hospital pharmacy.
- Onco-haematological patients: the pharmacy service validates (review and confirmation by the pharmacist) and prepares the prescribed treatment, adapting it to the centre’s current protocols and the patient’s clinical characteristics. Pharmaceutical care is also provided.
Main conditions and diseases
- Viral diseases: HIV, HBV, HCV
- Onco-haematological pathology
- Immune-mediated rheumatic diseases
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, urticaria
- Familial hypercholesterolemia
- Neurodegenerative diseases: multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease
Main diagnostic resources and technology
- Horizontal flow hoods, for preparing sterile mixtures such as parenteral nutrition, serum therapy, certain antibiotics, etc.
- Vertical flow hoods, for preparing cytostatics and dangerous medicines
- Laboratory for preparing master formulas
Why come to our clinic?
The Hospital Pharmacy Unit and Vithas Hospitals are committed to a model of specialised pharmaceutical care, which aims to achieve the pharmacotherapeutic goals set for patients treated in our centres, as well as a permanent improvement of our activity as hospital pharmacists.
Does the hospital pharmacy dispense all kinds of drugs?
No, only hospital drugs are dispensed.
What are the opening hours?
It depends on each centre. If in doubt, you can call your hospital to check.
Can I get a medicine without a doctor’s report?
No, you should always show your up-to-date medical report.
Can I get information about my condition and treatment?
The hospital pharmacy will provide you with individualised pharmaceutical care and will inform you about your condition and treatment to receive. You can discuss any questions with your pharmacist.