Pharmacy

Providing a patient centred pharmacy service that maximises and improves patients’ quality of life.

Overview

The Pharmacy at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin provides a comprehensive Pharmacy service to the patients and staff to the Hospital. Our focus is on providing a patient centred pharmacy service that maximises and improves patients’ quality of life.

About the Pharmacy Team

The Pharmacy consists of six pharmacists and two technicians, who are dedicated to providing a safe, efficient and cost-effective medication service to inpatients and outpatients.

Consultation Process

All drugs, alternative medicines, supplements and over-the-counter remedies that a patient is taking at home before their admission must be brought into the Hospital with them. These should be given to nursing staff on admission into the hospital who will distribute them during the course of a patients’ stay. This will ensure brand continuity and also immediate availability of the prescribed medication. It also ensures that all medications taken whilst in hospital are accurately recorded in the individual patients’ chart as they may also affect other prescribed items.

Patient Information Leaflets are provided with most medicines and further copies can be downloaded from www.medicines.ie. We advise that all patients request and read this literature during their stay. You can also request and read the Summary of Product Characteristics.

If you are a patient and have been told to start taking antibiotics at home prior to admission, please follow the instructions as directed as failure to do so may result in a delay or cancellation of the procedure. You should continue to take your medications exactly as directed and never stop taking essential medicine without contacting your doctor. Try not to miss a dose but if you do, seek advice. Always finish the full course of prescribed antibiotic even if your symptoms go away.

If at any stage you have a side-effect as a result of a drug you are taking even if you have been taking it for a long time, please inform the nursing staff immediately who will inform the pharmacy staff. It may be a prescribed drug or purchased over the counter in a pharmacy, supermarket or on the Internet. Please inform us immediately if this occurs. Apart from drugs, many things can cause side effects, including vitamins and minerals, herbal and complementary medicines, dental or contact lens preparations, biological detergents, cosmetics, dairy produce, latex, plasters, gluten, flavouring or food colouring agents.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

The Pharmacy is located on the second floor of the hospital.

  • Contact No: 01 806-5338
  • Fax Number: (01) 806-5335
  • Email: pharmacy1@bonsecours.ie
  • Chief Pharmacist: Ellen Ashford MPSI

OPENING HOURS

  • 09:00-16:30 (Monday to Friday)
  • 09:00-12:00 (Saturday)
  • Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

 

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