The Montreal Children’s Hospital Pharmacy department prepares and distributes medication used in the hospital and its clinics. The pharmacy provides care to patients daily through a unit-dose medication distribution system including oral unit dose preparation of tablets, capsules and oral liquids, intravenous (IV) antibiotics, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and chemotherapy preparation. The department also cares for patients involved in clinical drug studies and all specialized outpatient populations (e.g. genetics).
In addition, the Pharmacy provides care to patients in the Oncology Clinic and Hematology ward through its chemotherapy satellite pharmacy in the Hematology Clinic at the MCH. Patients in the Neonatal and Pediatric ICUs benefit from pharmacy satellites located between the two units. There are also clinical pharmacists present on many wards: hematology/oncology (B07N), general pediatrics (B09), the NICU (B06S) and the PICU (B06N).