The Department of Pharmacy at Geometric Hospital, Nairobi has been and remains one of the most innovative and comprehensive institutional pharmacies in Kenya.

Our Department was among the first to provide decentralized clinical services to patients through ward pharmacies and clinical pharmacists as well as a Medicine and Poison information Centre, a safe chemotherapy preparation unit and a pediatric oral preparation unit.

Our mission is to ensure excellent pharmaceutical care for all our patients. We achieve this by providing cost-effective, high quality medication and information regarding the safe and efficacious use of medicines.

The pharmacy service within our hospital plays a critical role in patient care, ensuring the safe and effective use of medications. Our pharmacy is staffed with highly trained pharmacists and technicians who work closely with the medical team to provide comprehensive medication management. Here is an overview of the pharmacy services we offer:

Medication Dispensing and Management

  • Inpatient Pharmacy Services: Provide medications for hospitalized patients, including acute care, emergency, and intensive care units. Our pharmacists are involved in dosing, preparation, and delivery of medications, ensuring accuracy and safety.
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Services: Offer prescription services to discharged patients and those visiting clinics within the hospital. Patients can receive medications and consult with pharmacists about their use.

Clinical Pharmacy Services

  • Pharmacotherapy Consultation: Our clinical pharmacists collaborate with medical teams to develop individualized medication plans, optimizing therapeutic outcomes and minimizing side effects.
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM): Comprehensive reviews of all medications (prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal supplements) to identify and resolve any medication-related issues.

Specialty Pharmacy Services

  • Oncology Pharmacy: Provides specialized care in cancer treatment, including chemotherapy preparation and management of side effects.
  • Pediatric Pharmacy: Tailored medication management for infants, children, and adolescents, considering specific pediatric dosing and formulations.
  • Transplant Pharmacy: Supports organ transplant patients with complex medication regimens to prevent rejection and manage complications.

Support Services

  • Drug Information and Education: Pharmacists provide drug information and education to healthcare professionals, patients, and caregivers to promote safe and effective medication use.
  • Anticoagulation Clinic: Offers monitoring and management of anticoagulant therapies, adjusting dosages as necessary to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes.

Technology and Innovation

  • Automated Dispensing Systems: Utilize advanced technology to streamline medication dispensing, reduce errors, and ensure timely administration of medications.
  • Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Integration: Pharmacists have access to EMRs to review patient histories, lab results, and medication orders, enabling comprehensive medication management.

Medication Safety and Quality Assurance

  • Medication Safety Programs: Implement strategies and protocols to prevent medication errors, enhance patient safety, and improve treatment outcomes.
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (P&T): Reviews and approves the formulary of medications, ensuring the use of safe, effective, and cost-efficient drugs within the hospital.

Our pharmacy is committed to advancing healthcare outcomes through integrated medication management, patient education, and collaborative care. By aligning closely with the healthcare team, our pharmacy ensures that every patient receives the most appropriate, effective, and safe medication regimen throughout their treatment and recovery process.