How we help
We carefully review prescriptions to ensure you are treated safely and effectively with medicines that are most appropriate to you and provide information on how to manage your medicines at home. Many of our pharmacists are prescribers and work with the clinical teams to optimise your medicines.
We dispense medicines for inpatients, outpatients and patients on discharge.
We also prepare chemotherapy drugs for cancer patients.
If you are due to stay in hospital, please bring your current medicines in their original packaging with you. This will help us ensure that the clinical team looking after you are aware of all of the medicines (and dosages) that you are taking.
Please highlight to the staff any allergies or side-effects you have to any medicines.
During your hospital stay your ward pharmacist will be available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your medicines.
On discharge you will be provided with a supply of medicine that you need. For new medicines, a supply for at least 2 weeks will be made and you will be asked to get further supplies from your GP (your GP will be informed of any changes we have made).
White hospital outpatient prescriptions can only be dispensed by one of the hospital pharmacy departments or by Pharm@sea.
NHS prescription charges apply to outpatients, day case and A&E prescriptions. If you are exempt from these charges or have a pre-payment certificate, you should bring evidence of this with you.
Outpatient prescriptions written by the hospital may also be sent electronically directly to one of our hospital pharmacies or to a company that delivers medicines to your home.
FP10s (green coloured prescriptions)
Hospital pharmacies do not have a contract to dispense community FP10s obtained from your GP (green coloured prescriptions).
If you are given one of these prescriptions you will need to take it to a community pharmacy to have it dispensed. You will also have to do this if the hospital has provided with you with an outside green FP10 prescription.
Where we are
Royal Sussex County Hospital
The pharmacy at the Royal Sussex County Hospital is located on level 3 of the Thomas Kemp Tower.
Monday to Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Weekends and bank holidays 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
We aim to provide exceptional, accessible and innovative pharmacy services to outpatients, staff and the general public. Staff are entitled to a 10% discount on production of their ID badge.
We are wholly owned subsidiary of the Trust which means that any profits made are reinvested into new services for patients.
In addition to core pharmacy services and advice, Pharm@Sea offers a travel clinic, a smoking cessation service and flu vaccines.
We are located on the lower ground floor, next to the outpatients department. For more information and opening hours visit Pharm@Sea.
Pharm@Sea 01273 523 257
Princess Royal Hospital
From the main reception, take the first set of stairs/lifts to the first floor, then take a left at the chapel and the pharmacy is in the corner.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:15 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Bank Holidays 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Dispensary 01444 441881 Ext. 68154
St Richard’s Hospital
The pharmacy is on the ground floor of St Richard’s Hospital, adjacent to the entrance to the outpatients department.
Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Bank Holiday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Sunday – closed
The pharmacy is on the ground floor of the East Wing at Worthing Hospital, next to the Seafront courtyard.
Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed on weekends and Bank Holidays