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The Pharmacy department provides a wide range of services to the Trust and our patients including:

  • Inpatient and outpatient dispensing
  • Ward pharmacy services
  • Medicines information
  • Specialist oncology pharmacy services
  • Aseptic preparation
  • Purchasing and distribution of medicines

Pharmacy services are provided from three locations, Tunbridge Wells Hospital, Maidstone Hospital and the Kent Oncology Centre at Maidstone.

You can also read our patient information leaflet for information about your medicines.

Opening hours and contact information

Maidstone Hospital Pharmacy

  • Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm
  • Saturdays: 9am – 3:30pm and Sundays: 10am – 3:30pm

Tel: (01622) 224313

Kent Oncology Centre Pharmacy (Maidstone)

  • Monday to Friday: 8.30am – 5pm
  • Tel: (01622) 225022

Tunbridge Wells Hospital Pharmacy

  • Monday to Friday: 9am – 5.30pm
  • Tel: (01892) 633281

The pharmacy at Tunbridge Wells Hospital is only open at the weekend for inpatient service and collection of prescriptions owing (Saturdays: 9am – 4pm and Sundays: 10am – 4pm)

Medicines helpline

If you have any questions about the medicines prescribed for you at one of our hospitals, e.g. “how and when should I take these tablets?” or “can I take other medicines at the same time?”

Call the medicines helpline on  01892 634216, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.

When you call you will be asked to give your name and your telephone number and to tell us at which hospital you were treated. It is helpful if you have your medicines and the copy of your prescription (if you have it) to hand when you call.

We can only answer your questions about medicines prescribed for you at Tunbridge Wells Hospital and Maidstone Hospital. We cannot answer questions about medicines from your own doctor or about your illness in general.

The helpline will be answered by a member of the pharmacy team. It will usually be possible to speak to a pharmacist straight away but, at very busy times, it may be necessary to give the details of your enquiry to a trained assistant who will arrange for a pharmacist to call you back.

If your medicines were changed while you were in hospital please return any medicines that you no longer need to your local pharmacy for safe disposal.