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Pharmacy Service

Pharmacy Service

The Pharmacy’s role is to support the safe and effective use of all medicines for all our patients. This includes inpatients, on discharge and at outpatient clinics. Every prescription is reviewed by a pharmacist to ensure it is safe and appropriate for the patient. Medicines are prepared and labelled by pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants and checked by a pharmacist or pharmacy technician.

More about us

As well as running a dispensary the Pharmacy department provides the following services –

  • Ward based Clinical Pharmacy services
  • Preparation of injectable medicines including cancer chemotherapy drugs and intravenous feeding solutions
  • Medicines Information Service
  • Pharmacist-led anticoagulant e.g. warfarin clinics both within the hospital and in community settings
  • Medicines Safety – learning from incidents, complaints and concerns
  • Purchasing and distribution of medicines for wards and departments
  • Education of nursing and medical staff about medicines
  • Supply of medicines under clinical trial

Contact information

Main Dispensary

Issues regarding discharge and outpatient medicines dispensed by Airedale Hospital pharmacy
Items that Airedale Hospital pharmacy are owing you
Tel: 01535 293505

Opening times

Monday & Tuesday    09:00 – 18:30

Wednesday                09:15 – 18:30

Thursday & Friday      09:00 – 18:30

Saturday & Sunday     09:00 – 16:00

Bank Holidays             09:00 – 16:00

Christmas Day            10:00 – 12:30

Anticoagulant (Warfarin) service

Changing appointments
Changes to your medication
Bruises that appear suddenly for no reason

Tel: 01535 293504
(To leave a message on the answer machine – we will return your call within 24 hours)


Medicines Information Service

Information regarding side effects of medicines
Safety of drugs in pregnancy/breastfeeding
Interactions between medicines

Tel: 01535 293506


Prescriptions collection C40

Pharmacy waiting room C41

Who we are

We have an expert Pharmacy team at the Trust. Click on the staffing link to see profiles and the professional backgrounds of our senior staff.

Our senior staff, consultants and specialist teams
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My patient journey

What do I need to know before I come into hospital?

Bringing your medicines into hospital


Frequently Asked Questions

What to expect on your visit

Our specialist services

Anticoagulant /Warfarin Clinic
Covid-19 Medicine Delivery Units (CMDU)

We value your feedback

Here's how to give us feedback on our service

Your aftercare explained

What we do


Discharge Medicines

The discharge medicines process begins when the hospital doctor tells you that you can go home. If you need medicines to take home, the doctor must prescribe them on a discharge prescription. The doctor may not be able to do this straight away, for example, if other patients need to be seen on the ward round or when very ill patients need to take priority.

Once completed the electronic discharge prescription will be sent to the pharmacy. The pharmacy staff will make sure that the prescribed medicines are the right ones for you and that they are labelled with the correct instructions for use. Your discharge medicines will then be delivered to the ward, where nursing staff will provide you with information about them including what each medicine is for and any common side effects associated with your medicines. You will have at least two-week’s supply of your regular prescribed medicines to take home (or one week’s supply if you take your medicines from a pharmacy-filled compliance aid) including any medicines that you started during your stay in hospital. This will give you time see your GP and arrange to get ongoing supplies of your medicines if you need them. Your GP will also receive a copy of your discharge prescription within a week of you leaving hospital.

Outpatient prescriptions

Please note: we can only dispense hospital outpatient (white) prescription forms issued by prescribers at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust where the medicine needs to be started within the week. Otherwise you will be given a treatment advice note to take to your GP.We cannot dispense FP10 (green) prescriptions issued to you by your GP; please take these to a community pharmacy.

What happens when I go home?

If you have any questions about your medicines after you go home, you can ask your GP or pharmacist for advice or contact the medicines information service by phoning 01535 292506

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