"wrong info given re 24 hour pharm- child left..."
About: Norwich Community Hospital Norwich Community Hospital Norwich NR2 3TU
Posted by Sleep deprived Mum
My 6 year old Son was referred yesterday evening by 111. It was found he was suffering from tonsillitis and my partner was given a prescription and the address of a 24 hour pharmacy on riverside (it being 8pm on a Sunday). When he got to the pharmacy it was shut, it shut at 4.30pm. After a frantic Google search we drew a blank and my Son had to endure another sleepless night. My Google search revealed a parent facing a similar problem last year, and the response from NHS East was there was no need for a 24hr pharmacy in the local area, as all meds would be dispensed by the out of hours care provider. Can you please explain why we were given incorrect information and why the pencillin wasn't dispensed on the spot given the circumstances?