It's quicker by tube: a pounds500,000 pharmacy unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary brings together the dispensary and the medicine preparation unit for the first time, and has a hi-tech air-tube delivery system which will speed up the transfer of prescriptions and drugs between the pharmacy and hospital wards. 'It signals the end of a service fragmented across the hospital site and the difficulties associated with it,' says director of pharmacy Ian Hammond, who is pictured (left) with Bradford Hospitals trust chief executive David Jackson and chair Linda Pollard.