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What we do


The functions of the Pharmacy Department are to:

  • work with the patient or the patient's guardian, and with other health professionals to design, implement, and monitor a therapeutic plan for each patient's drug therapy, that will provide specific therapeutic outcomes.
  • identify, resolve, and prevent drug related problems.
  • provide a safe, efficient drug distribution service.
    formulate and manufacture paediatric dosage forms which are not commercially available.
  • act as a drug information resource to health professionals involved in paediatric care, most especially those who are staff of The Hospital for Sick Children.
  • provide counselling to patients and/or the patient's guardians on all aspects of drug treatment.
  • provide education and training to pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians, graduate pharmacists, and to other interested health professionals.
  • support and undertake research projects to increase the body of knowledge about drug use in children.