Contact Information

Head of Pharmacy:              Tim Delaney
Deputy Head of Pharmacy: John O'Byrne

Telephone Numbers: 

Dispensary:                  01 414 2572 / 2571
Aseptic Unit:                 01 414 2568
Medicines Information:  01 414 2558
Pharmacy Office:          01 414 2561

Service Hours

Inpatient Dispensing
Mon- Fri 8am to 5pm full service
Mon -Fri 5pm to 6pm: new prescriptions and urgent items only
Sat & Sun 10am to 12 midday (new prescriptions & urgent items only)

Aseptic Services
Mon- Fri: 8.30am to 1.15pm & 2.15 to 4.30pm (last order 3.30pm)

Out-patient Prescriptions
Not routinely supplied.

Tallaght Hospital Pharmacy Dept

The Pharmacy Department in Tallaght Hospital is one of the busiest pharmacies in the country. Our dispensary stocks about 4,000 medicines. As well as dispensing over 200,000 prescriptions each year, we prepare 12,000 doses of chemotherapy and other intravenous medications in our Aseptic Unit. Most of this work is done by our team of pharmacy technicians, who also manage the medication stocks at ward level to make sure that nurses have the medicines they need on the drug trolley when they go on rounds.

 If you are admitted to hospital, our clinical pharmacists review your medication history to ensure continuity of care and prevent errors. They continue to play a very important role in your care time in hospital, working as part of the medical teams to ensure you get the best possible treatment, and to make sure you are discharged home smoothly. We aim to make sure that when you are discharged, your GP will receive a full report on your care within 48 hours, including the prescription. We transmit this information electronically to GPs who have the Healthlink system.

 Teaching and Research are an important part of our role. We are affiliated to the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences at Trinity College Dublin and twelve of our pharmacists hold official appointments at the University. We teach pharmacy students at undergraduate and post-graduate level as well as training Pharmacy Interns in the pre-registration year. Our research programme is designed to provide us with knowledge about the way medicines are used in the hospital, so that we can change practice in order to do a better job for you, our patients. We see our research as the bridge from today’s good practice to tomorrow’s better practice.  Everyone in the department is committed to following the evidence that research provides. This can mean having to make big changes to the way we work. In 2015, led by the results of our research, we completely re-aligned the clinical pharmacists and started them working more closely with the medical staff in their teams, instead of the old way, which was to have pharmacists attached to wards.

 We are committed to patient safety and this year, with the support of the CEO, Mr David Slevin, we launched a campaign called Zero Harm: Know Your Medicines, Part of this programme aims to assist you, the patient, with managing your medication throughout your admission, hospital stay and discharge. 

How to Find Us?

Directions to the Pharmacy from the Hospital Atrium

-         After the lifts, turn right onto the large corridor called "hospital street".

-         You will see overhead signs directing you to the various departments.

-         The Pharmacy is on a corridor to the right, approximately 80m along the hospital street.

-         Follow the signs for Pharmacy Reception – note that Pharmacy is a secure area and the reception door is locked.

-         Press the buzzer and await a signal that the door has been released.

-         The appointments co-ordinator's reception desk will be on your left

-         Please arrive for your appointment early to allow extra time to find parking in the Hospital

Patient Information

Zero harm

As part of a series of Zero Harm initiatives run in the hospital the Pharmacy team have produced a ‘My Medicines’ leaflet for all patients and their carers to use when coming to Tallaght Hospital for their appointments or to the Emergency Department. By filling in the leaflet and having it up-to-date patients and their carers are helping us to treat them safely in the hospital.

 Adverse drug events can lead to severe harm to patients and distress for their carers, in addition to prolonged and more intensive hospital care.

 The ‘My Medicines’ leaflet our patients and their carers to document a list of current medicines and supplements. This is your record of your medicines. Please keep the record up-to-date and bring it with you when attending Tallaght Hospital or any healthcare appointment. If you become ill, you or a member of your family can bring this record to hospital.

 Please feel free to print a copy and share it with any family members or friends who you know might benefit from its use.

 Bring Your Medicines in At Admission

When you come in to the hospital for admission, bring your medicines with you. This helps staff checking to make sure you remain on the correct medication during the admission process. Usually the Hospital will provide medications during your stay, but you may be asked to continue using your supplies of inhalers, insulin, and certain High Tech Medicines while in Hospital.

Referrals

The Pharmacy Department does not require referrals for a clinical pharmacist to review medication prescriptions. Clinical pharmacists are attached to the medical teams and will review medication charts, prioritising patients for care using a system developed in house.

Clinical staff

Clinical Pharmacy Manager:  Ciara McManamly ,

Antimicrobial Pharmacist: Fiona Begley,

Cardiology & Stroke Service Pharmacist: Edwina Morrissey, Coronary Care Unit Pharmacist: Evelyn Deasy

Endocrinology & Diabetes Pharmacist: Michelle Fitzsimons

Gastroenterology Pharmacist:  Aine McGarvey

Haematology Pharmacist: Phil Neary

ICU Pharmacist:  Mary Coyle

Neurology Pharmacist: Annette Whiriskey

Medicines Information Pharmacist: Carol O’Brady

Nephrology (Renal) Pharmacist: Dawn Davin 

Oncology Pharmacists: Maria Tallon, Maria Murtagh

Paediatrics Pharmacist: Evelyn McMahon

Psychiatry Pharmacist: Jane Strong

Respiratory Medicine Pharmacist: Jane Murphy