"Discharge protocol and pharmacy service"
About: St George Hospital St George Hospital Kogarah 2217
Posted by Garboo (as ),
My husband was recently in the hospital where he received excellent care from a wonderful team of doctors and nurses. However, he was discharged late on a Friday with an inadequate supply of her medications which took the pharmacy 3 hours - yes 3 hours - to fill. He is not the only patient to experience this what I believe is an appalling delay, others have told me of the same experience. In my opinion, this is simply not good enough. My husband is seriously ill, in the final months of leukaemia, he is not well enough to sit around for hours in an unsuitable chair. Fortunately, in his case my daughter was able to bring him home and then go back for his meds. Patients leaving St Vincents Hospital are given a pack of all the meds they need, handed to them on discharge. Why isn't St George doing this? Why the truly dreadful process of hanging about the pharmacy for hours and then be given a miserly amount of medication. I believe this whole system needs a huge overhaul, it is causing patients unnecessary stress.