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Patients Medicine Bag


A ‘green bag’ is a re-usable bag for putting your medicines in.  You should keep all of your medicines together in one place so that whenever you go into hospital, staff know which medicines you are taking.

Any medicines including supplements or herbal medicines which you are taking should be put in the bag, for example:

  • Tablets & capsules

  • Liquid medicines

  • Inhalers

  • Injections

  • Creams & ointments

  • Patches

  • Sprays

You may be offered a green bag:

  • When you arrive in hospital

  • By ambulance staff if you need to go into hospital in an emergency

  • By your GP if you are coming in to hospital for a pre-planned procedure


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