Our Service

The pharmacy service provides:

Management of the supply of medication throughout the Trust by:
Procurement and Distribution services
Managing ward stock

Safe supply of medication to patients through the following activities: 
Medication history taking
Medication reconciliations
Clinical pharmacy Services
Inpatient and Discharge medication supplies
Aseptic Services

Advice and support on the safe and effective use of medication through: 
Enquiries services including medicines information (M.I)
Formulary management through Drugs and Therapeutics (D&T)
Safe medication practice committee (SMPC)
And links through Health Group structures

Opening Hours

The Pharmacy department operates from four main areas within the Trust, comprising Hull Royal Infirmary Dispensary, Castle Hill Dispensary, Aseptic Unit at Queen's Centre Oncology and the Pharmacy Distribution Centre and Procurement at Castle Hill Hospital. The Pharmacy department is also in partnership with Lloyds Pharmacy who operate from two outpatient dispensaries: one at Hull Royal and one at Queen's Centre for Oncology and Haematology.

Lloyds Pharmacy - Hull Royal Infirmary
Contact - 03311458010 / 01482311393
Open times
Monday - Friday - 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday - 10am to 2pm
Sundays and Christmas day - closed
Bank holidays (excluding Christmas day) - 10am to 2pm

Lloyds Pharmacy - Queen's Centre of Oncology
Contact - 03311458020 / 01482461228
Open times
Monday - Friday - 8.30am to 6pm
Weekends and bank holidays - closed

Hull Royal Infirmary in-patient pharmacy
Contact - 01482 11664
Open times
Monday - Friday - 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 4pm
Sunday - 9.30am to 4pm

Castle Hill Hospital in-patient pharmacy
Contact - 01482 23277 / 01482623278
Open times
Monday - Friday - 8.30am to 6pm
Saturday - 9.30am to 5pm
Sunday - 9.30am to 4pm

Castle Hill Hospital out-patient pharmacy
Contact - 01482623277 / 01482623278
Open times
Monday to Friday - 8.45am to 5.30pm
Saturday - 10am to 2pm
Sundays and Christmas day - closed
Bank holidays (excluding Christmas day) - 10am to 2pm

Clinical Pharmacy Services

We provide the following clinical services within the Queen's Centre:

  • Involves a patient's medicines reconciliation done by a medicines management technician to ensure correct therapy prescribed on admission to elective and emergency patients. Pharmacists undertake a review of in-patient care and chemotherapy regimens, for safe and effective prescribing.

  • Requires Pharmacy staff to undertake multidisciplinary rounds to identify patients going home, and facilitation medicines supply to ensure safe and timely discharge from hospital. This may include arranging complex end of life packages to support patient wishes.

  • Involves assessment of chemotherapy patients, to allow pre-dispensing of supportive medication, tailored to chemotherapy regimens, and individual patients' needs. The pharmacy team also undertakes medication counselling at 1st cycle of chemotherapy for all patients; this covers how to take supportive medicines and what to expect as therapy progresses.

  • Involves pharmacy team supporting applications for patients to receive cancer therapies which are not routinely funded through standard NHS routes. This allows timely and efficient access to a list of restricted cancer therapies for our patients.

Pharmacy Clinical Trials Services

The role of the pharmacy in relation to clinical research is:

  • To safeguard subjects and health care professionals by ensuring that Investigational Medicinal Products are appropriate for use and are procured, handled, stored and used safely and correctly in line with current guidance.
  • To ensure that Investigational Medicinal Products are managed and dispensed to patients in accordance with the duly approved current clinical trial protocol.
  • To ensure that all pharmacy clinical trials procedures comply with relevant guidelines and regulations.

Thereby ensuring patients have access to new and investigational medicines both safely and at the earliest opportunity.

Pharmacy Aseptic Compounding Services

The staff in the pharmacy aseptic unit prepare and dispense 35,000 sterile injections and infusions each year for patients at Castle Hill Hospital and Hull Royal Infirmary.

These include the following:

  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Monoclonal antibodies infusions
  • Intravenous nutrition products (PN)

These medicines are made under strict conditions to ensure that they are sterile and safe to use. We work with your clinic to ensure your medicines are ready in anticipation of your appointment or as soon as possible after arrival, however depending on the type of chemotherapy you are receiving, we may need to wait until you have arrived in the clinic and had some further tests before we can commence preparation. In these cases we work with the clinic to estimate when your medicines will be ready.

Our Team

The Pharmacy Department is managed by the Pharmacy Leadership Team.

  • Joanne Goode, Chief Pharmacist
  • Antonio Ramirez Jimenez, Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Pharmacy Operation Services
  • Simon Gaines, Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Clinical Governance and Trust Medication Safety Officer
  • Janice Hawkings, Chief Technician

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