The Cairns Clinic
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Medication

Medication is dispensed from each Unit’s medication room at approximately:

8:00 am; 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm; 6:00 pm; 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

Please present yourself at the allocated times for your medication.

MEDICATION ON DISCHARGE POLICY

Nurses are NOT permitted to dispense medications for leave or for discharge.

Planned Discharge:

  • Psychiatrist to supply prescriptions to be filled by you on the way home

  • Under no circumstances can nurses supply a small amount to take home – not even one day’s supply

  • Any medication pharmacy labelled with your name, and still prescribed, can be taken home.

Discharge against Medical Advice:

  • Unless your doctor is available to write a prescription, you should see a medical officer the following day to obtain a prescription

  • Only medication pharmacy labelled with your name, and still prescribed, can be taken home.

Your doctor will be consulted prior to the nurses giving you any medication.

Weekend Day Leave:

  • Friday – Pharmacy to pre-dispense medication

  • Please let staff know by 12:00 pm Friday if you have been granted day leave over weekend leave

Pharmacy:

Medication prescribed for conditions other than psychiatric (ie: physical conditions) will be your financial responsibility. All pharmacy accounts must be settled prior to discharge.

If you have a Pharmaceutical Benefits Card please inform the Reception staff as soon as possible and they will ensure this information is given to the Pharmacist.