"Payments to Pharmacy"
About: Good Hope Hospital Good Hope Hospital Sutton Coldfield B75 7RR
Posted by buckbags (as ),
We attended Good Hope Hospital for an outpatients clinic and were provided with a prescription which we were not expecting. When we arrived at pharmacy we were told they only accept cash. We did not have sufficient cash to cover the cost of the prescription and they do not accept debit/credit cards. The cash point at the hospital charges £1. 65 for a withdrawal which is one of the most expensive we've ever seen. We cannot take the prescription to another pharmacy and so to avoid a return journey we took cash out of the machine to collect the drugs. The cost of prescriptions is now significant and for multiple items could be costly. Most people now don't carry lots of cash with them as every shop now has a PDQ machine. It's already expensive to visit the hospital with parking charges and snacks and drinks costing a premium. An option to pay by debit/credit card should be made available.