Harm Reduction

Needle Exchange is a specific harm reduction intervention to reduce the spread of blood borne viruses and reduce the risk of overdose

Needle exchanges provide clean injecting equipment, including needles and syringes and also arrange for the disposal of the used equipment. Needle exchange provision takes place in a number of different settings including pharmacies.

Bournemouth has free and confidential services that provide free sterile injecting equipment and safe disposal of used equipment around the Borough. Below are the locations and opening times where these services operate:

Exchanges in Bournemouth

  • Central Needle Exchange: The Trinity Project, Trinity House, 161 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1JU (opening times: Monday - Friday 09:45 am until 16:25. Saturday - 12:00 pm until 16:00)

  • Boots the Chemist, 358 Wimborne Road, Winton, Bournemouth, BH9 2HE

  • Lloyds Pharmacy,12 Southbourne Grove, Southbourne, Bournemouth, BH6 3QZ 

  • West Howe Pharmacy, 24 – 26 Cunningham Crescent, West Howe, Bournemouth, BH11 8DU

  • Queens Park Pharmacy, 386 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8BL 

  • Superdrug, 609 Christchurch Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4AR 

  • Pharmacy (Poole Bay) Westbourne Medical Centre

  • Boots the Chemist, 18-20 Commercial Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5NL 

  • Rowlands Pharmacy, 128 - 130 Charminster Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8UU 

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