Our team of hospital pharmacists and pharmacy technicians provides safe and effective medications in our inpatient and outpatient areas, when prescribed by a physician.

The Pharmacy Department oversees medication management in all areas of Mackenzie Health. The pharmacy team works closely with the larger healthcare team to optimize clinical outcomes while ensuring safe prescribing, preparation, and medications administration. Our team of over 150 hospital Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians ensure that medications are available when and where they are needed, as safely as possible, when prescribed by a physician or nurse practitioner. The Pharmacy supports all inpatient areas of the hospital as well as the ambulatory clinics including the oncology clinic.

Pharmacists are dedicated to helping you with your medication needs by performing medication assessments and monitoring to identify, prevent, and resolve actual and potential drug-related problems. They have an active role in ensuring that medications are prescribed correctly when patients arrive in the hospital and in providing education to patients throughout their stay and when they leave the hospital. Pharmacy technicians work very closely with pharmacists to ensure patient medications are prepared, dispensed, and delivered in a safe and timely manner.

Medication Reminders

  • When you come to the hospital, bring all of your medications, ideally in their original packaging. Also helpful are medication lists, organizers, or any other way of tracking your medications and dosages. The pharmacy team will need this to begin your medication assessment.
  • After your medication assessment is complete, you will need to send your medications back home for safe keeping unless advised otherwise by a pharmacy team member.
  • Ask questions about your medications during your stay in hospital. Your pharmacist, doctor or nurse can help clarify anything you may not understand.
  • When you leave the hospital, make sure you take your prescriptions and the list of medications you were treated with while in hospital. Share these with your community drug store and family physician very soon after you leave the hospital. These important documents will help them continue with your care after returning home.