Pharmacy Services at Villa Maria Hospital are one of the most innovative and comprehensive in greater Masaka (Uganda). Our pharmacy is trusted for delivering high quality and authentic medicines. We have a robust team of highly qualified pharmacists and technicians who are skilled and knowledgeable about the medicines we dispense. Our pharmacists are trained to offer counselling to our patients to ensure that they receive the maximum therapeutic effect from their medicines, avoid any reactions or harmful effects and clearly understand the side effects. Our pharmacy program is for patients visiting the hospital clinics and centers, as well as patients admitted into the hospital (inpatients). Our inpatient pharmacy service is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our Hospital pharmacy is a state-of-the-art facility built with a sterile intravenous solution preparation area and separate cytotoxic drug preparation area. We are the hospital in Kalungu districts that provide centralized clinical services to our patients. This means that we have a pharmacies located within the hospital, which help to avoid medication errors and make our distribution process more efficient. In addition, we have initiated a number of different practices such as our computerized store data system, modified unit dose drug distribution, to ensure medications delivered to our patients in the hospital wards are safe, correct and are of the right dosage.
In the pharmacy we have all indispensable medications required to meet the clients’ health needs and a variety of pharmaceutical supplies which include; detergents, sundries, and Drugs among others. Drugs are stored and controlled in the main drug store from where they are retrieved and issued to user departments on verified requisition forms.