Production of sterile chemotherapy products
Approximately 6,000 items per month are produced by the pharmacy for solid tumour patients in the region. Chemotherapy medication is produced 48 hours in advance of each clinic in order to reduce patients’ waiting times.
Inpatient chemotherapy medication is made daily and sent to a dedicated ward here at the Centre, with alterations and dose reductions dealt with as a priority for this group of patients.
The pharmacy department has witnessed an increase in oral chemotherapy medication in recent years and now participates in national clinical trial.