It's 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 potential problems
related to your medication.
All items will remain your property; they will
not be given to other patients.
Any remaining medicines (that the doctors decide you should
continue) will be returned to you when you're discharged.
We will also supply at least 14 days' supply of your regular
medicines where possible, unless you have a sufficient supply at
Your pharmacist or nurse will explain everything you need
to know about taking your medicines correctly.
So that you understand why you need medication, and how to take
it, please consider asking your doctor, pharmacist and/or
If you have any questions about your medicines when you leave
hospital please phone the Pharmacy Patient Information Helpline -
please see Inpatient pharmacy.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll put it right.
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