Pharmacy Services

The South Eastern Trust has three Pharmacy Departments on the Downpatrick, Lagan Valley and Ulster Hospital sites. Pharmacy provides and supervises the use of all medicines prescribed within the Trust. This key role, known as medicine management, begins with coordinating the way in which medicines are selected, bought from suppliers and delivered to the hospital. It includes overseeing the way that they are prescribed and given to patients and means reviewing patient's prescriptions regularly to ensure medicines are being used in the best way for the patient's benefit.

The Pharmacy Department in the Ulster Hospital site is open 7 days a week.

Downe and Lagan Valley Hospital Pharmacy Department is open Monday - Friday and a half day on Saturday.

Services Provided

The range of services provided by the Pharmacy Department include:

  • Clinical Pharmacy - Teams consisting of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians, provide advice to those prescribing medicines throughout the hospital to ensure that patients receive the best medicines for their care. They also provide advice to patients on how to best use their medicines
  • Medicines Information - Provides support for healthcare staff and patients who have questions about medicines
  • Dispensing Services - Staff members ensure that prescriptions are dispensed efficiently and accurately
  • Aseptic Services – The Department prepares sterile, individual doses of chemotherapy, high technology intravenous drugs and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) for patients across the Trust
  • Pharmacy Purchasing - Staff ensure that medicines are bought at the best prices available and that the quality and availability of the products is maintained
  • Pharmacy Stores – Provides medicines, vaccines and dressings to wards and clinical areas across the Trust
  • Pharmacy Administration - Staff provide essential administrative/secretarial and financial processing (invoicing) support to the Department
  • Clinical Trials - The Department takes part in many clinical trials to research the use of new medicines or new ways of using existing ones.

Contact Details

Downe Hospital
Telephone:  (028) 4461 3311 ext 3778

Lagan Valley Hospital
Telephone:  (028) 9266 5141 Ext 2100

Ulster Hospital 
Telephone: (028) 9055 0427

Satellite Pharmacies:

McDermott Outpatient Dept
Ulster Hospital
Telephone:   (028) 9055 0427