We aim to provide patients with high quality pharmacy services which promote rational, safe and cost-effective prescribing, education for the safe use of medications, and efficient purchasing and distribution of pharmaceuticals.
We dispense medications for outpatients and inpatients being discharged.
Information for health professionals
We provide a clinical pharmacy service to all ward areas, including the reconciliation of each patient’s medication history on admission and discharge.
We supply prescribed medications to a maximum of 30 days for inpatients being discharged and 30 days and up to five repeats for outpatients.
We can also assist with queries relating to new drugs, drug choice, dosage according to indication and pathology (e.g. kidney function), monitoring medications for efficacy, side effects and drug interactions, contraindications, drug compatibility and administration information.
Information for GPs
The Drug Information Service is available to GPs in the Fremantle GP network.
Phone: +61 8 9431 2746
We take a proactive approach to medication safety. We are part of a Medication Safety Management Group, which undertakes regular clinical audits of drug prescribing and review of medication safety issues. We produce the FHHS Drug Bulletin which advises and educates staff on these activities. Recent audits include adverse drug reaction reporting processes, use of sedatives in the elderly, management and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and insulin administration guidelines.
FHHS is participating in a national pilot of the Subcutaneous Insulin Order and Blood Glucose Monitoring Form which is coordinated by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. The new form is designed to improve patient safety and diabetes management.
Education and training
Education on medication safety is provided to medical, nursing and pharmacy clinicians on orientation and throughout the year. Weekly education sessions are provided to Pharmacy staff.
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