Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service

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About Us

Our Pharmacy Department is an important part of our healthcare team dedicated to your care and treatment. All pharmacy staff deliver services promoting the safe and effective use of medicines. 

Our services 

We provide medicines to outpatients and day admitted patients at our satellite pharmacy within the Cancer Care Services. The satellite pharmacy is located on the Ground Floor, New Ward Block, Rockhampton Hospital. 

Medication management 

For your safety, we ask that you keep us up to date about all the medications you are taking, why and how often. This includes medications available from health food shops, supermarkets and over the counter in pharmacies such as: 

  • Tablets, capsules, liquids, patches, creams, and ointments 

  • Drops and sprays for the eyes, nose, ears, and mouth 

  • Inhalers and puffers 

  • Injections or implants 

  • Pessaries or suppositories 

  • Alternative medicines (herbs & vitamins) 

We focus on promoting the safe and effective use of medication through: 

  • Medication histories on presentation 

  • Inpatient medication chart reviews 

  • Involvement in outpatient clinics 

  • Medication counselling to patients 

  • Delivery of drug information to medical, nursing, and other health professionals 

  • Therapeutic drug monitoring 

  • Training and ongoing education of staff 

Before you arrive 

When you come to the hospital, please bring any medications you are currently taking including non-prescription or herbal medicines and a list of medications, if you have one. 

Medications during your stay 

Our priority is to keep you safe and provide you with the best treatment and care. This means we need to know about all medications you are currently taking and if you have any allergies. Our pharmacists will: 

  • Establish an accurate medication history 

  • Work with the healthcare team to select the most appropriate medication for your care 

  • Offer medication advice to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals within the hospital 

  • Dispense medicines for you 

  • Explain the purpose, dose, how to use/take your medication and possible side effects 

  • Develop a plan for the use of your medications 

Quick Facts About The Region

Baralaba Multipurpose Health Service is located in the suburb of Baralaba, the council of Banana Shire, the state electorate of Callide and the federal electorate of Flynn.