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Bournemouth Pharmacy

The Hospital Pharmacy is situated on the ground floor of The Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) near the X-ray Department.

Please note that the Hospital Pharmacy is only available to in-patients and to out-patients for Clinical Trials with a hospital prescription. For other out-patients please see information below, the normal NHS prescription charges will apply.

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday – 9.00am – 5.30pm

Thursday – 9.15am – 5.30pm

Patients Medicines

When you visit our Hospitals, please bring all your medicines with you, where possible in their original containers. When you go home the Hospital Pharmacy will return the medicines you need and supply any new treatment prescribed.

Boots Outpatient Pharmacy

Outpatient prescriptions are dispensed by the Boots Pharmacy in the main entrance at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

They will also dispense prescriptions from the Emergency Department.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday - 9am to 6pm

Saturday - 9am to 12noon

The RBH Pharmacy will continue to dispense prescriptions for:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Treatment Investigation Unit

Benefits for patients

  • Reduced waiting times
  • A better waiting area and a counselling room
  • Patients, visitors and staff will be able to purchase toiletries and a wide range of over the counter medication
  • Click and collect for online ordering of retail products

Benefits for the Trust:

  • Significant financial benefits
  • Enable the RBH Pharmacy team to focus on inpatient reviews, counselling patients and increased presence on the wards, dispensing at ward level whenever possible
  • Reduce the pressure on the Emergency Department as some patients will be able to go to Boots for advice from the pharmacist and buy over the counter medication if appropriate
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