"Outpatients great, Pharmacy needs sorting out"
About: Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Royal Bournemouth General Hospital Bournemouth BH7 7DW
I had an appointment with the Rheumatology Department on 24/06/16. The staff were excellent and all went well until the consultant wanted to start me on some medication which had to be got from a hospital pharmacy. Unfortunately there is no longer a Pharmacy at Christchurch Hospital and I was told the prescription would usually have to be collected from Royal Bournemouth, another journey and more parking hassle. However as their Pharmacy is now apparently run by Boots, they wanted 24 hours notice and the next day being a Saturday, I wasn't going to get the medication then either. The consultant did their level best and arranged for me to pick it up Monday from Boots in Poole as I work there but if I'd been old and frail, or reliant on public transport, this would all have been a nightmare. Come on Bournemouth, your outpatient care is good but please get back to the sane system of being able to pick up medications on site, the day they're prescribed, not 3-4 days later and a couple of journeys later .