Welcome to the Pharmacy Department at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT).
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The Pharmacy Department provides services to patients cared for at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH), Manchester Royal Eye Hospital (MREH), Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), Saint Mary’s Hospital (SMH), Trafford General Hospital, University Dental Hospital of Manchester and those cared for by our Community Services.

Pharmacy’s role is to support the safe and effective use of medicines for all our patients. We do this through a number of teams of highly trained pharmacists, technicians, assistants and support staff who specialise in different aspects of medicines use which is illustrated on the service map below:

Pharmacy Flowchart

The Pharmacy Department is established as a clinical support directorate and employs approximately 250 staff, including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, dispensers, assistant technical officers, information analysts, clerical officers and porters. At any one time, up to 6 pre-registration pharmacists and 4 pre-registration technicians are undergoing training with us.

As would be expected for a major teaching hospital complex and we open our pharmacy seven days a week and have staff on site 24 hours a day in order to ensure medicines and pharmacy advice is available at all times.

The Pharmacy facilities are comprised of:

Central Hospitals site

In-Patient Pharmacy, is located on the 4th floor in RMCH and is made up of:

  • Central pharmacy stores
  • Inpatient specialised ward dispensaries
  • Medicines Information Service
  • Clinical Trials Area
  • Sterile production unit
  • Non-sterile manufacturing unit
  • Clinical offices including management, training and clerical functions.
  • Adult Out-Patient Pharmacy, located on the ground floor in the MREH atrium
  • Children’s Out-Patient Pharmacy, located on the ground floor in RMCH.

Pharmacy Locations (Central Hospitals Site: MRI, RMCH SMH & MREH)

In-Patient Pharmacy

CMFT In-Patient Pharmacy

4TH floor, RMCH

Opening hours
Monday – Friday: 09.00 -17.00
Saturday: 10.00 – 13.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 13.00

0161 701 0232

Outpatient Pharmacies

Adult Out-Patient Pharmacy

Ground floor, MREH

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 08.30 -18.00
Saturday: 08.30 – 14.00
Sunday: Closed

0161 273 4232

Children’s Out-Patient Pharmacy

Ground floor, RMCH

Opening hours
Monday – Friday: 08.30 -18.00
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

0161 273 6257

Trafford General Hospital In-Patient Pharmacy

TGH In-Patient Pharmacy

Red zone near to the Out-patients’ and A&E departments

Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 09.00 -17.00
Saturday: 09.00 – 12.00

0161 746 2522