It is important that you bring all of your medicines into
hospital with you, including those that you only take occasionally,
so that we know exactly what you are taking and can continue this
during your stay. This information will also help us to ensure that
you are on the appropriate treatment, and help us identify any
problems related to your medicines.
Your medicines will remain your property and will not be given
to other patients. Any remaining medicines (that the doctors decide
you should continue) will be returned to you when you are
discharged. We will also supply at least 14 days of your
regular medicines where possible, unless you have a sufficient
supply at home.
Your Pharmacist or nurse will explain everything you need
to know about taking your medicines correctly.
You can also call the Pharmacy Medicines
Helpline on 01793 605369 (Monday -
Friday, 2pm-4pm), if you have any questions about your medicines
when you leave hospital.
For more details please see our hospital Pharmacy page.