Our Pharmacy Team provides a wide range of services to inpatients, outpatients, LTC residents, students and other health care professionals.
There are three (3) Pharmacy Departments located within Central Health: Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor, James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre in Gander and the Notre Dame Bay Memorial Health Centre in Twillingate. There are a total of 41 hospitals, health care centers, long term care facilities and community care sites requiring pharmacy services extending from Charlottetown in the east, Fogo Island in the north, Harbour Breton in the south, to Baie Verte in the west.
Our Pharmacy Team consists of Clinical Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Management support and clerical support.
All strategic directions of the Pharmacy Department stem from Central Health’s Strategic Plan -“By centering care on the person and their family, we will achieve: better care for individuals, better health for the population, and better value through improvement. - and that all directions are based on Central Health’s vision of “healthy people and healthy communities”. Central Health’s core values of compassion, accountability, respect, stewardship and quality offer a guiding framework for all Pharmacy employees as they work in their various capacities to support the health and well-being of the people served by Central Health.
What we do:
Hospital Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians are trusted and valued members of the healthcare team and work closely with patients, physicians, nurses and other health professionals to ensure that medication use is safe and effective by:
Ensuring that drug therapy decisions are safe and appropriate
Providing patients and healthcare team with up-to-date drug information
Contributing to development of treatment plans through participation in patient care rounds
Monitoring, recommending or making changes to drug therapy
Manufacturing specialized medications such as chemotherapy for cancer treatments, IV admixtures and other compounded products.
Distributing medications to all services areas within Central Health
Analyzing data about medication incidents
Studying patterns of medication use
Developing, implementing and evaluating practice changes that promote safe and cost-effective drug use
Procuring medications for use in hospital
Finding alternate suppliers in response to drug shortages
The pharmacy hours of operation at Central NL Regional Health Centre and James Paton Memorial Health Centre are:
Monday to Friday 0800 to 1700 hours
Saturday & Sunday 0800 to 1600 hours
Statutory holidays 0800 to 1600 hours
Exceptions to these hours may be made as necessary and will be circulated to all necessary departments (example, Christmas Day) ahead of time.
The pharmacy hours of operation at Notre Dame Bay Memorial Health Centre, Twillingate are:
Monday to Friday 0800-1600 hours
A Clinical Pharmacist is on-call at all times outside of regular hours of operation. This service is to provide information in response to specific queries which may occur after normal operating hours.
For more information about Pharmacy services, please call:
Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre- (709) 292-2134
James Paton Memorial Health Centre: (709) 256-5414