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What we do

Pharmacy staff screen prescriptions and advise medical and nursing staff on the selection and use of medicines. This ensures that patients are treated safely and effectively with medicines that are most appropriate to the individual.

We dispense medicines for inpatients, outpatients and patients on discharge. We also prepare chemotherapy drugs for cancer patients.

We provide information to patients on how to manage their medicines, to help ensure that optimal treatment can be continued at home.


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 up to 1 month 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 outpatient prescriptions can only be dispensed by the PRH hospital pharmacy or Pharm@sea.

NHS prescription charges apply to outpatient and day case prescriptions. If you are exempt from these charges or have a pre-payment certificate, you should bring evidence of this with you.


Outpatient pharmacies:

  • Pharm@Sea, Paston Place, Brighton, BN2 5BE (opposite the main Royal Sussex County Hospital site)
  • Princess Royal Hospital, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4EX


Patients helpline: 01444 454388 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Pharm@Sea: 01273 523257

PRH dispensary: 01444 441881 extn 68154

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