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Pharmacy Service in Mental Health

The Mental Health Pharmacy Team, comprising of pharmacists and technical staff, is based at Hafan y Coed, Llandough Hospital, and can be contacted on 029 2182 4804.

Who we support

The Pharmacy Service provides support, both clinical and technical, to:

  • the wards in Hafan y Coed, Llandough Hospital
  • the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams
  • the Mental Health Services for Older People’s Wards
  • the Community Mental Health Teams
  • the Clozapine Clinics and Community Clozapine patients
  • voluntary organisations such as HAFAL, Bipolar Wales, MIND.

The services we provide

The services provided by the pharmacists include:

  • Medicines reconciliation within 24 hours of admission
  • Daily visits to the Crisis Assessment Ward and Locality Wards to:
    • review prescriptions
    • check for drug interactions
    • check the appropriateness of medication
  • Lead on the use of people’s own medicines and facilitate self administration on the wards
  • Non medical prescribing to clients in Community Mental Health Teams and within Mental Health Services for Older People / Young Onset Dementia
  • Provision of medicines information
  • Attendance at Multidisciplinary Team meetings
  • Acting as a second opinion
  • Supporting discharge care planning
  • Acting as an advocate for the client
  • Provision of information for client and / or carer
  • Education of medical and nursing staff
  • Supporting Research and Audit within the Health Board and in conjunction with the Welsh School of Pharmacy
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