Please note that we are not able to dispense medicines from prescriptions written by your GP. These must be taken to a local community pharmacy.


If you’ve been given a prescription by your consultant or other health professional at Cumberland Infirmary, you can collect this from the hospital pharmacy. You can find directions and opening times below.

Prescriptions for outpatients at West Cumberland Hospital will be brought directly to the clinic areas.


The clinical pharmacy team work on the wards alongside the doctors and nurses to make sure you get the medicines you need while you’re in hospital. If you need medication as part of your treatment, the pharmacy team will help organise this. 

We follow the North of Tyne, Gateshead and North Cumbria Area Prescribing Committee Formulary. This formulary contains a list of medicines approved for use in NHS organisations in:

  • north Cumbria
  • Newcastle
  • north Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Gateshead

You can find out more about the formulary and how it works on their website

Cumberland Infirmary

Pharmacy department
Lower ground floor
01228 814554

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm
Saturday, 9am to 1pm


West Cumberland Hospital Pharmacy

01946 523468