The Townsville University Hospital’s Pharmacy provides responsible, safe, effective and economical distribution and use of medications in the hospital environment.
The hospital pharmacy is limited to patients (including outpatients) of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service and is not open to the general public.
The following services are provided:
- Dispensing of outpatient and discharge prescriptions
- Supply and distribution of inpatient medications and maintenance of ward medication stocks
- Clinical pharmacy review services to inpatient areas
- Drug information and Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting
- Preparation of specialised sterile pharmaceuticals
- Cytotoxic drug reconstitution
- Support for clinical medication trials
During your stay
Our pharmacy staff will talk to you about your medicines, work with your doctors and nurses to ensure that all medicines prescribed are right for you and that they work together.
Please ask our pharmacy staff any questions about your medicines.
On discharge (when you leave)
Our pharmacy staff will ensure that a PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) prescription has been written for you to obtain from a regular retail pharmacy and check your own medicines and label them with correct directions.
Medications given during your inpatient stay are free of charge. You will only be charged for medication that you are given to take home on discharge or as an outpatient. You will be charged in the same way that you pay for prescriptions at your community pharmacy.
An invoice will be included with your new supplies or sent to your home address. Please advise staff if you have a concession card or if your home address has changed.
Under the Queensland Health non-return policy medications dispensed and removed from the hospital environment cannot be returned for a refund. Patients are requested to check with their doctor or pharmacist that their dispensed medications are correct before leaving hospital.
Ph: (07) 4433 2803
Ground Floor, Townsville University Hospital
100 Angus Smith Drive
Douglas QLD 4814
PO Box 670
Townsville QLD 4810
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Out-of-hours service is provided by a rostered on-call Pharmacist who can be contacted through the hospital switch: (07) 4433 1111