Our pharmacy services are for hospital patients, and some outpatient clinic patients who are prescribed specialist medications.
You can find a community pharmacy or chemist through Find a Pharmacy.
Our pharmacy service is made up of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who work as part of the healthcare team looking after patients in hospital. We work closely with doctors and nurses to support the best use of medicines.
We have onsite pharmacies in Bathurst, Cowra, Dubbo, Forbes, Mudgee, Orange, and Parkes which provide outreach services to other communities and provide a virtual clinical pharmacy service to all of our other sites.
Specialised outpatient dispensing services
We provide specialised outpatient dispensing services for some medications. If you see a specialist they will advise if your prescription needs to be filled by one of our hospital pharmacies listed below.
The Bathurst Base Hospital pharmacy services our facilities in Bathurst, Blayney and Oberon.
Call (02) 6330 5304 between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
The Cowra District Hospital pharmacy services our facilities in Canowindra, Cowra and Grenfell.
Call (02) 5338 5500 between 10am and 4pm.
The Dubbo Base Hospital pharmacy services our facilities in Baradine, Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar, Collarenebri, Coolah, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Dubbo, Dunedoo, Gilgandra, Gulargambone, Goodooga, Lightning Ridge, Narromine, Nyngan, Trangie, Walgett, Warren and Wellington.
Call (02) 6809 8150 between 10am and 4pm.
You can contact Forbes Hospital pharmacy on (02) 6850 7288 between 8:30am and 4:30pm weekdays.
3 days' notice is needed if you're ordering a prescription.
The Mudgee District Hospital pharmacy services our facilities in Gulgong, Mudgee and Rylstone.
Call (02) 6370 9751 between 8:30am and 4:30pm weekdays.
7 days' notice is needed if you're ordering a prescription. You will be advised of the collection times.
The Orange Health Service pharmacy services our facilities in Eugowra, Molong and Orange.
Call (02) 6369 3740 between 9am and 5pm.
2 business days' notice is needed if you're ordering a prescription. Your medications can be delivered to a community pharmacy in Orange on Tuesdays or Thursdays, ready for you to collect.
The Parkes District Hospital pharmacy services our facilities in Condobolin, Parkes, Peak Hill, Tottenham, Trundle and Tullarmore.
Call (02) 6861 2630 between 8:30am and 4:30pm weekdays.
3 business days' notice is needed if you're ordering a prescription, and prescriptions from facilities other than Parkes Hospital are delivered to us once a week, on Thursdays.
Outpatient cancer services
We have a team of specially trained oncology and haematology pharmacists that work across the district.
We offer cancer patients and their carers one-on-one education about the patient’s medications. This can be done either in person, or virtually. We can also provide up-to-date medication lists and charts to help you take your cancer medications as prescribed. Our pharmacists are often part of a multidisciplinary team, which brings together a number of healthcare providers to support cancer patients.
Our pharmacists are involved in national and international cancer pharmacist organisations and participate in research and quality improvement activities to ensure we can offer the most up to date treatments and information.
Find out more about Cancer care in Western NSW.
Medication review for inpatients
While you're in hospital, a hospital pharmacist (either in person or on a video conference) or a doctor will ask about any medications that you take, and how and when you normally take them. This is called a medication review and is an important part of planning your treatment. They may talk to you about changing some of your medications while you are in hospital, and after you go home.
When you leave hospital
The pharmacist and doctor will work together to record the information from the medication review and send it to your local doctor. As you get ready to leave hospital, ask your healthcare staff any questions you have about your medications.
If you have already left hospital and have questions about your medicines your community pharmacist or doctor can help, or you can contact your local hospital and ask to speak with the hospital pharmacist.