Pharmacy

There are three hospital pharmacies across the Top End located in the Royal Darwin Hospital, Katherine Hospital and Gove District Hospital. 

In Central Australia there are hospital pharmacies in the Alice Springs Hospital and Tennant Creek Hospital.

Clinical pharmacy services

If you are an inpatient admitted to a Northern Territory (NT) hospital you can request clinical pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacists advise on medication use, drug interactions, education and quality improvement, patient education and optimising therapy.

The Royal Darwin Hospital and Alice Springs Hospital pharmacies have a team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that support the use of medicines across these hospitals as well as supply medicines to urban and remote clinics. 

Katherine Hospital has two pharmacists and a pharmacy technician that support the hospital and greater Katherine region. 

Gove District Hospital has a pharmacist and technician that support the hospital, Gove Peninsula and East Arnhem Land.

Tennant Creek Hospital has one pharmacist that supports the hospital.

Outpatient pharmacy services

If you attend a specialist outpatient clinic most prescriptions will be covered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), so are subsidised by the Australian Government, and can be taken to any community pharmacy for dispensing. 

Hospital pharmacies supply some medicines that aren't always available in the community. You should contact the hospital pharmacy for information about prescriptions.

Various outpatient locations in the NT have clinical pharmacists onsite for support and advice on managing medicines. These specialist areas include renal, oncology and haemotology, mental health services, hospital in the home, alcohol and other drugs, correctional services, and the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre.

Contact

PharmacyOpening hoursContact
Royal Darwin Hospital pharmacy
Located on the lower ground floor 
Monday to Friday 9am to 4.21pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 9am to 4pm 
Phone: (08) 8922 8365
Fax: (08) 8922 8499 
Katherine HospitalMonday to Friday 9am to 4.21pmPhone: (08) 8972 8125
or (08) 8973 9010 
Gove District HospitalMonday to Friday 9am to 4.21pmPhone: (08) 8987 0279
Fax: (08) 8987 2089
Alice Springs Hospital pharmacy
Located on the ground floor
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.21pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 9am to 12.30pm 
Phone: (08) 8951 7570
Fax: (08) 8951 7766 
Tennant Creek Hospital
Located in the main ward nursing station
Monday to Friday 8am to 4.21pm Phone: (08) 8962 4512

Last updated: 27 June 2017