Casey Hospital’s new pharmacy department has opened as part of the Casey Hospital Expansion Project.
The new pharmacy space is more than twice as large as the old pharmacy space, and features more advanced refrigeration, security features, additional storage, extra work stations and collaborative meeting spaces for staff and students.
“This new pharmacy will increase our efficiency and reduce waiting times,” said A/Prof Sue Kirsa, Director of Pharmacy for Monash Health.
“For patients, the new facility also features a counselling room for private consultations with patients,” A/Prof Kirsa said.
Our Casey team are very excited to move into the new space as it will enhance how we provide pharmacy support for ourSu medical and nursing colleagues as well as our patients.”
Acting Pharmacy Site Manager Patrick Lam said the new pharmacy ensured they were prepared to meet the demands of the expanded Casey Hospital.
“As ward spaces become operational and as we prepare for the new tower to open later in the year, we know that demand for pharmacy services will increase,” Patrick said.
“We will be providing support and care for more patients than ever before. We’re excited by the possibilities afforded to us by our new facility.”
The new space will also boost the education and training capacity for Casey Hospital.
“Monash University’s pharmacy and pharmacology training is recognised around the world, and ranked only behind Harvard University in the 2018 QS World University Rankings for the subject,” said Prof Tina Brock, Monash University’s Director of Pharmacy Education.
“Monash Health is a critical partner in our pharmacy training model – for undergraduate students, for interns, and postgraduate trainees. The contemporary new facilities at Casey Hospital’s new pharmacy space will be an asset for showcasing the power of collaborative care. It is very exciting.”