Our facilities include
- two dispensaries at Southampton General Hospital and one at Royal South Hants Hospital
- two aseptic (sterile) drug preparation areas, in the main pharmacy (SGH) and cancer care
- the district pharmacy store
- the Southampton medicines advice service.
Within the store the pharmacy has a dispensing robot which can collect medicines quickly and accurately from its stock and collate them – either as stock for the ward or for an individual patient.
The robot saves time and storage space, and ensures stock rotation, thereby helping pharmacy staff to provide best value for money for the Trust.
By performing some of the straightforward stock-selection functions, the robot enables us to concentrate on the clinical aspects of patient care.