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The Hospital Pharmacy - Whare Rongoā te Pūtake - provides the full range of pharmacy services to inpatients and ambulatory clinics of the Palmerston North Hospital and Horowhenua Health Centre.

These services include:

  • Medicines supply (inpatient)
  • Medicines information
  • Specialist compounding of medicines
  • Medicine Therapy Assessments
  • Therapeutic monitoring
  • Medicines history taking
  • Support of the Antibiotic Stewardship programme
  • Clinical pharmacy services

Palmerston North Hospital Pharmacy does not dispense outpatient prescriptions except for a restricted range of medicines not normally available from a community pharmacy.

However, we supply and dispense oral chemotherapy for oncology outpatients.

Clinical pharmacists regularly visit inpatient wards to provide medicines management services and advise on medicines. Patient services such as medication reviews and information on medicines is part of this process.


Where to find us: See the MidCentral DHB hospital maps here.

You can also find your way around Palmerston North Hospital quickly and easily using your smartphone. Download our free Navigation App below.

Team details

The Hospital Pharmacy is staffed by a range of pharmacy professionals, both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The Palmerston North Pharmacy team is a well-experienced hospital pharmacy team.


 Pharmacy - Inpatients
Monday - Friday  9:00AM - 5:00PM 
Saturday - Sunday  9:00AM - NOON 
Public Holidays  9:00AM - NOON 


Pharmacy - Outpatients  
Monday - Friday  8:00AM - 5:00PM 

How to access this service

We provide pharmacy services primarily for Palmerston North Hospital inpatients.

Your treating specialist will advise if your prescription needs to be filled at the Hospital Pharmacy.

Service Types

Hospitals and cancer treatment centres

  • Public hospitals

Cancer Types

Bowel, Breast, Childhood Cancers, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Lung, Prostate, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Others, Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Sarcoma

Contact Details

50 Ruahine Street
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4414

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Street Address

50 Ruahine Street
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4414

Postal Address

50 Ruahine Street
Private Bag 11036
Palmerston North 4442

This page was last updated at 11:16AM on September 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by MidCentral DHB Pharmacy Services.