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Pharmacy - Stepping Hill Hospital

Contact Information

The hospital pharmacy and production departments would be happy to help with any queries relating to hospital prescribing and support services.  Please contact the general telephone number below:-

Enquiries regarding discharge prescribing - 0161 419 5652

General Enquiries - 0161 419 5659

Dr Paul Buckley, Chief Pharmacist - 0161 419 5650

Helen Markham, Principal Pharmacist Clinical Services - 0161 419 4461

Kath Ward, Chief Technician Dispensary Services - 0161 419 5652

Lesley Brewer, Pharmacy Administration - 0161 419 5651

Aseptic unit - 0161 419 5488

How to find us

The Pharmacy is situated near to the maternity block at Stepping Hill Hospital.

Hospital Pharmacy Opening Hours for INPATIENT DISCHARGES only

Monday to Friday 8:45 am to 5:15 pm

Saturday / Sunday and Bank Holidays 9am to 4pm

For information relating to Pharmacy Placements and the Pre-Registration Pharmacist Programme, see related documents at the bottom of this page.

About Our Service

Pharmacy ensures the safe and cost effective use of medicines for patients at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. 



Clinical services: Ward based pharmacists and pharmacy technicians provide advice and information to patient’s on taking their medicines throughout their hospital stay from admission through to discharge.

Dispensing: The dispensary provides medication for both in and outpatients.  There is also a small selection of products available to buy over the counter.

Aseptics services: A range of sterile medicines are prepared for patients including antibiotics, chemotherapy and parenteral nutrition.

Quality Control North West: This is a quality control department which provides a service to Stepping Hill and other hospitals in the North West.

The Pharmacy Shop

Our pharmacy shop for outpatients and staff  is located on the ground floor in the corridor just off the hospital`s main entrance. It dispenses outpatient prescription medicines, as well as selling over-the-counter medicines such as aspirin and paracetamol. The aim of the shop is to provide a more convenient service for patients, visitors and members of staff. The Pharmacy Shop is the first of its type in Greater Manchester and is wholly owned by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

Opening Hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm.

Contact telephone No. 0161 419 4466. 

Our Expertise

We were assessed as compliant with the Care Quality Commission standard for Medicines Management which means that we have good systems in place for managing medicines on the wards.

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are available in the dispensary and on the wards to provide expert advise on how you should take your medicines.

How to Use the Service

If you are admitted into hospital, please bring your medicines with you. This means that we can check what you are taking and make sure we supply the right medicine and quantity when you are discharged home. If during your hospital stay you need help or advise about your medicines please ask the ward staff to contact a member of the pharmacy staff who will come and speak to you.

If you visit the hospital as an out-patient you may be given a hospital prescription. You should present this to the hospital pharmacy and your medicine will be supplied to you.

Documents associated with this service
'Pharmacy Placements and the Pre-Registration Pharmacist Programme 2018-19'
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