The pharmacy department provides an integrated pharmaceutical service to West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, and other outlying units.
The dispensing of outpatient and inpatient prescriptions is under the control of technicians with legal supervision from the pharmacist. The technicians are trained in other aspects of clinical pharmacy including patient counselling, drug history taking and clinical interventions. These suitably trained technicians will assist pharmacists working on the ward to fulfil their clinical role.
Patients are encouraged to bring all their medication from home that will be stored in a secure bedside locker, to ensure there is no break in treatment on admission. Any medication needed will be dispensed ready for discharge to improve efficiency.
Contact the team
Dispensary: 01284 713232
Medicines information: 01284 713109
Production office: 01284 713788
Store keeper: 01284 713540
Pharmacy office: 01284 713233
Simon Whitworth, head of department: 01284 713230
Pharmacy opening times
Monday, 8.35am - 6.30pm
Tuesday, 8.35am - 6.30pm
Wednesday, 8.35am - 6.30pm
Thursday, 8.45am - 6.30pm
Friday, 8.35am - 6.30pm
Saturday, 9.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday, 9.00am - 4.30pm
Bank holidays, 9.00am - 4.30pm
The pharmacy is situated on the ground floor, adjacent to the rear entrance of the hospital, where all services for wards, outside hospitals, clinics and outpatient dispensing are based.