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Our services

We provide a variety of pharmacy services for inpatients and outpatients.

Direct patient care & consultation

Pharmacists are directly involved on the wards with the health care teams. They provide information to doctors and nurses on drug therapy during rounds, and meet with patients and their families to take medication histories and provide teaching on discharge medications.

Medication distribution & compounding services

The Pharmacy Department distributes all medications to the inpatient population through a variety of systems which include state-of-the-art technology and automation to ensure the highest level of patient safety.

Intravenous medications, including those used for treatment of cancer, and specialized feeding solution doses are prepared in a clean room that meets the highest environmental and quality standards. Staff working in this area receives specialized training in aseptic techniques.

Education, training & teaching support

The Pharmacy Department works collaboratively with UBC to support pharmacy, nursing and physician student teaching both on site and at the university. The department is also significantly involved with postgraduate pharmacy training and ongoing education for pharmacists, nurses and physicians.

Research activities

Staff members are involved in many research initiatives both as independent practitioners and in collaboration with physician researchers.

Location maps

Outpatients pharmacy (ambulatory care)

The ambulatory care pharmacy provides prescription services for all discharged and clinic patients. This pharmacy fills prescriptions for many specialised therapies not routinely available in the community in addition to the more common therapies. Prescriptions are processed through PharmaNet in the same way as a community pharmacy.

Map showing location of outpatient pharmacy. Click for larger version

Inpatients pharmacy (acute care)

Map showing location of acute care inpatient pharmacy. Click for larger version.


Map showing location of pharmacy administration office. Click for larger version.

The Department of Pharmacy is a clinical department with major teaching, medication distribution and research functions. We provide a full range of inpatient and ambulatory (outpatient) pharmacy services.

Our main goal is to promote patient risk reduction through the safe, effective and economical use of drugs.

Our team

The pharmacy team includes:

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pharmacy assistants
  • Support staff

Each member of the pharmacy team works cooperatively to ensure our patients receive the safest, most effective possible care.
Executive Director, Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services
Mr. Spencer Tuttle Mail To

Dr. Rumi McGloin

Ms. Anca Cvaci

Clinical Coordinator 
Dr. Roxane Carr

Distribution Coordinator   
Dr. Shane Pawluk

Distribution Supervisor 
Ms. Joanie Shew

Clinical Supervisor   
Dr. Kendra Sih

Pharmacy Technician Supervisor
Ms. Linda Sear

Manager - Ambulatory Care Pharmacy 
Ms. Mira Yoo


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