There are pharmacies based at City Hospital (main corridor) and Sandwell Hospital (near outpatients). The pharmacies will give medicines to patients:

  • admitted to hospital.
  • who attend our day case units.
  • admitted to our other facilities including Rowley Regis Hospital and Leasowes Intermediate Care Centre.
  • who attend our outpatient clinics.

The hospital pharmacies are only able to dispense Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust prescriptions.

Please note:

  • Prescriptions given to you by your GP cannot be given to our hospital pharmacies. You must take these to a pharmacy local to you.
  • Pharmacies at our hospitals don’t sell over the counter medicines or other items.
  • We only take card payments for prescriptions.

The opening times of our Pharmacies are below:

Pharmacy siteMonday to FridaySaturdaySundayBank Holidays
Sandwell Hospital9am-5pmClosedClosedClosed
City Hospital9am-5pm10am-3pm10am-3pm10am-1pm
Closed Christmas Day

The drugs contained in the formulary of Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust are listed here: Patient Formulary


Antibiotics are used to treat or prevent some types of bacterial infection. They work by killing bacteria or preventing them from spreading. But they do not work for everything.

Many mild bacterial infections get better on their own without using antibiotics.

Antibiotics do not work for viral infections such as colds and flu, and most coughs.

Antibiotics are no longer routinely used to treat:

  • chest infections
  • ear infections in children
  • sore throats

When it comes to antibiotics, take your doctor’s advice on whether you need them or not. Antibiotic resistance is a big problem – taking antibiotics when you do not need them can mean they will not work for you in the future.

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