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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
  • Hepatitis C
  • 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

Boots pharmacy - Frequently asked questions


Christchurch Pharmacy

The Hospital Pharmacy is only available to in-patients, so the pharmacy team spend most of their time on the Macmillan Unit working with patients, doctors and nurses to make sure that the appropriate medication and advice are available.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 1.00pm, 1.30pm – 4.30pm

For Christchurch Hospital outpatients

  1. For medication that must be started urgently there are ready labelled packs that can be supplied from the clinics at Christchurch Hospital.
  2. Patients can take their Christchurch outpatient prescription to Boots in the main entrance at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. It will be dispensed and they do not have to pay for parking there or
  3. Patients can place their Christchurch outpatient prescription in the drop-box at Christchurch Hospital shown below. The prescriptions are collected twice a day and dispensed in the Boots pharmacy at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. The patient can then collect their medication the following afternoon from the Boots pharmacy that they have chosen (in 18 stores).
  4. For frail or palliative patients the prescriber can request that Boots deliver to the patient's home.

drop box

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.