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New pharmacy opens at Newham University Hospital

PUBLISHED: 09:00 11 February 2018

The opening of the new pharmacy at Newham University Hospital Picture: Barts Health

The opening of the new pharmacy at Newham University Hospital Picture: Barts Health

Barts Health

A new pharmacy has opened at Newham University Hospital, meaning patients can get their prescriptions faster and go home sooner.

The opening of the new pharmacy at Newham University Hospital Picture: Barts Health The opening of the new pharmacy at Newham University Hospital Picture: Barts Health

The service at the Glen Road, Plaistow hospital is being operated in partnership with Celesio UK, which operates Lloyds Pharmacy.

Obafemi Shokoya, chief pharmacist at Barts Health NHS Trust, said: “Working in partnership with LloydsPharmacy allows us to provide excellent direct clinical pharmacy care to patients on wards and in specialist areas, whilst ensuring the continued provision of a first-rate dedicated pharmacy service to our outpatients.”

Andy Burton, director of community services at Celesio UK, added: “Our partnership has demonstrated an enhanced service for outpatients, as well as staff and visitors, by reducing waiting times for prescriptions and providing a range of associated services such as over the counter medicines.”

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