Pharmacy services at Windsor Regional Hospital include two inpatient departments providing medication for patients at both Met and Ouellette campuses, a specialized team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians providing chemotherapy to patients in our Regional Cancer Centre, and outpatient retail pharmacies at both Met and Ouellette campuses.
The pharmacy team includes registered pharmacy technicians trained to compound intravenous therapy and other specialized compounds as well as interview patients to collect important home medication information prior to admission. Additionally, the team also includes highly trained pharmacists in the areas of Cancer therapy, critical care, internal medicine, chronic kidney disease, cardiology, infectious disease, and general pharmacology. The pharmacists at Windsor Regional Hospital are responsible for ensuring that appropriate medications and doses are prescribed for the patient’s disease state and that no drug interactions exist between the medications prescribed for treatment during the patient's hospital stay, ensuring effective and safe medication use.
Our retail pharmacies are accredited community pharmacies that provide patient education and professional advice on all medications. The retail pharmacies have a first-fill program where patients in the hospital can get their discharge prescriptions filled prior to leaving the hospital. Any refills on these prescriptions are then sent to the patient’s regular home pharmacy for future need. We also provide flu and COVID vaccinations and compliance packaging for prescription medications.
All profits generated by the Windsor Regional Hospital retail pharmacies go towards funding hospital patient care initiatives.
RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
- We Care Pharmacy Brochure (coming soon)
Yes, you should bring all your medications. This includes all your prescription medications, any medications that do not need a prescription (eg. Tylenol, Advil, etc) herbals and vitamins, eye drops, and any creams. We will use this information to complete a medication history and will then send your medication back home with your family.
Yes, you should bring a medication list as we require two sources of information to create a complete medication list for the doctor. You can ask your home pharmacy to provide you with a list of your current medications.
No, you do not have to be a patient of the hospital. Any person requiring prescriptions to be filled can come to We Care pharmacy.
Met Campus: We Care Pharmacy
Located on the first floor (lobby level) of the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
519-254-5577, Ext. 52529
Ouellette Campus: We Care Pharmacy
Located in the main lobby near Tim Hortons
Monday to Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed