The mission of the department of pharmacy is to ensure the safe and appropriate use of medications in order to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to all patients attending LAPAZ COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. Optimal pharmaceutical care is defined as the identification, resolution and prevention of drug related problems that affect positive patient outcomes. This is achieved through a team approach that effectively integrates the knowledge and skill of the pharmacist with that of other healthcare professionals. Our vision is therefore to guide optimal pharmaceutical care by having the pharmacy provide a central and vital role in all aspects of medication management. To fulfill this responsibility Pharmacy is involved with decision making and actions relating to the procurement, storage, preparation, dispensing, distribution and administration of all drug products. Pharmacy also provides information to support judgments regarding medication selection, dosage, method of administration and monitoring of therapy.
The Pharmacy department consist of three dispensaries and two Medical stores. The Dispensaries are the Main dispensary and Block E pharmacy, all located the Main branch of Lapaz community hospital and the annex dispensary located at the annex branch of Lapaz Community Hospital. The stores are at each branch of Lapaz Community Hospital.
The Department of Pharmacy serves patients of all ages, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and hospital administration.
Services are provided by licensed pharmacists supported by pharmacy technicians and other members of the departmental staff.
Delivery Of Care
Pharmaceutical Care is provided from the dispensaries, which include main dispensary, block E dispensary and annex dispensary. Pharmacists and support staff consult with prescribers, check and fill medication orders and monitor patient medication therapy to ensure the safe and appropriate use of pharmaceuticals.
Availability Of Services
The main and annex dispensaries are available at 24 hours a day at all times. The Block E dispensary opens on weekdays 8am-4pm