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RUH Redevelopment Plan


In October 2015 we started work on the construction of our new pharmacy facility. This marked another milestone in the Trust's Fit for the Future programme as we work to transform our estate and further improve the services we provide.

It's been a very exciting time for the Trust and, on 2 May 2017, the new pharmacy was finally complete, with all staff moved in to the modern state-of-the-art building.

New location, improved facilities, future focused

We worked closely with staff and pharmacy users during the design process to make sure our new pharmacy best meets the needs of patients and staff.

The building has been designed to ensure the latest high standards for the safe preparation and storage of medicines. It is closer to key clinical areas such as the new Cancer Centre, intensive care for adults and children and a number of key surgical and medical wards, ensuring we can provide a better, more efficient service to our patients.

We worked with Kier Construction to build the pharmacy. Kier are also responsible for building our new Pathology Lab and Mortuary.

Efficient and integrated

Our new state-of-the-art facility will help us provide a better, more efficient service for patients, with systems and processes that are as integrated as possible. The pharmacy provides medicines for all inpatients on-site and a range of community hospitals. It is supported by an outpatient dispensary in the main entrance of the hospital.

Highly-specialised medicines are prepared daily in the new pharmacy, including chemotherapy and a range of radiopharmaceuticals used to help diagnose many conditions.

The building also includes a new aseptic unit, where cancer and other medicines are prepared in sterile conditions. The new pharmacy is equipped with the latest robotic technology, including a three-armed robot that can work 24/7 and be operated remotely out-of-hours. In addition, our storage system includes a Kardex carousel, which allows more efficient storage and retrieval of bulkier items. We are the third hospital in England to benefit from their storage system.

With the new pharmacy now complete, work has begun to demolish the old pharmacy building to create space to build our new RNHRD and Therapies Centre, which is another exciting development in the RUH Fit for the Future programme.

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