A short introduction to the Hospital Pharmacy of Funen (the video is in Danish)

Lisbeth Muurholm

Head of Pharmacy

Phone: +45 23 63 17 92


Hanne Kiehn

Administration Manager

Phone: +45 23 63 17 80


Line Visby Hansen

Production Manager & Functional Manager - Technical unit

Phone: +45 20 5345 21


Mia Lolk Lund

Clinical Pharmacy Manager & Functional Manager - Information Office

Phone: +45 24 59 58 52


Sys Borcher Jørgensen

Quality & Functional Manager - Quality Assurance

Phone: +45 23 63 17 96


Gitte Andersen

Functional Manager - Quality Control

Phone: +45 21 84 92 84


David George Mawn

Functional Manager - ProductionCytotoxic Reconstitution Unit

Phone: +45 29 16 50 83


Sussie Cordua Sørensen

Functional Manager - ProductionCytotoxic Reconstitution Unit

Phone: +45 24 61 89 64


Kamilla Dyrensborg-Nielsen

Functional Manager- Production Service

Phone.: +45 24 61 92 43


Rasmus Lange Østergaard

Functional Manager - Production Sterile and non-sterile pharmaceuticals

Phone: +45 21 17 81 99


Gitte Birnbaum Kjærgaard


Functional Manager - Aseptic Compounding Service 

Phone: +45 29 21 16 15


Louise Killerup Holmer

Functional Manager - Sterile and non-sterile pharmaceuticals & Aseptic Compounding Service

Phone: +45 20 57 15 06


Julia Filipsen

Functional Manager - Clinical Pharmacy

Phone: +4530 55 98 91


Lene Fredsbo Jakobsen

Functional Manager - Clinical Pharmacy

Phone: +45 29 36 55 10


Helle Houlbjerg Carlsen

Functional Manager - Clinical PharmacyHEKLA UNIT

Phone: +45 29 36 30 81


Susanne Nørregaard

Functional Manager - Clinical Pharmacy (Svendborg)

Phone: +45 20 58 58 70


Anton Pottegård

Head of the Research Unit

Phone: +45 28 91 33 40


Trine Bender Madsen

Functional Manager - Clinical Pharmacy Stock

Phone: +45 40 32 45 54


Martin Nitze

Functional Manager - Project Office

Phone: +45 51 77 74 08


Core Tasks

Sygehusapotek Fyn (SAF), the Hospital Pharmacy at Odense University Hospital (OUH), consists of the main pharmacy building located at OUH and a satellite department at OUH Svendborg Hospital. SAF also serves departments at the hospitals in Nyborg and Ærø as well as the Psychiatric Departments in Middelfart and Odense.


The hospital pharmacy provides:

-Distribution of drugs.

-Clinical pharmacy including medication review, medication history, medication reconciliation and medication discharge consultation

-Services in relation to clinical trials (some regarding production of cytostatic drugs for the individual cancer patient)

-Information about drugs and drug management

-Production of drugs: "ready-to-use" and drugs produced especially for individual patients

-The Danish National Stability Lab (DNSL)


-SAF also produces medication for other hospitals in Denmark, for instance in collaboration with other hospital pharmacies in Denmark.


On an ongoing basis, the focus area for most projects at the hospital pharmacy is preparing for Nyt OUH (the New Hospital Project) which is expected to be ready in 2023. The level of services and tasks delivered by SAF at Nyt OUH will be of a different nature than today with continuous focus on patient safety and ready-to-use medication. This requires preparation and changes towards the new tasks.


In 2021, SAF had a turnover of about 1.2bn DKK. The hospital pharmacy currently has about 320 employees within different professional background (pharmacists, engineers, laboratory technologists, chemists, technicians, pharmaconomists, pharmacy assistants



Research Areas

Sector The second main research area the research unit works in is sector transitions, aiming to ensure quality and safety in patients medication when they undergo the transition from secondary to primary care following hospitalization.


The research unit is currently working on a project aimed at developing and testing a model in which clinical pharmacists and

geriatric doctors conduct a telephone conference with general practitioners following discharge of geriatric patients. The goal with this project is to ensure the best transition from secondary to primary care regarding the patients medication and to enhance the dialogue between health care professionals from primary and secondary care. The project builds upon the results from another project recently conducted by the unit. In this large randomized controlled trial, it was found that an extended clinical pharmacist intervention, based upon medication review, motivational interviews, and follow-up with primary care, has the potential to reduce the number of hospital readmissions and emergency department visits.


If you are interested in learning more about the research units work or discussing the possibilities for future collaboration, please contact Head of Research Anton Pottegård (, +45 6550 3024).


Key figures

2021 Turnover DKK 1.2 bn
2021 Employees 320 employees
Packages per year handled by the pharmacy stock department 1.2 mio. packages
Percentage of departments at Odense University Hospital with medication distribution and stocking 99%
Percentage of departments at Odense University Hospital with medication histories and reconciliation (pharmaconomist services) 70%
2021 Coupled antibiotics 196.000 units
2021 Production/preparation of cytotoxic drugs 60.500 units