Medicines as an inpatient

If there is anything that you feel we need to know, or if you have any questions about your treatment and care, please speak to a member of the medical or nursing staff.

You should have brought with you all the medicines you are taking. These should be labelled. Please also bring the current typed list of medicines your GP has prescribed if you have one (it is usually attached to your GP prescription).

During your stay, your medicines will be stored in the ward medicines trolley. A pharmacist will talk to you about them, explaining any changes and will answer any questions you may have.

In some cases you may be able to administer your own medicines while in hospital, which will help you increase your knowledge about your medicines and ensure you take them at the right time.

We call this self-administration of medicines. Your nurse or pharmacist will go through some questions with you, regarding your medicines, to see if self-administration is suitable for you.

Medicines prescribed for you in hospital will be dispensed to you during your stay. The hospital doctor will provide you with a full list of the medicines supplied.

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