Royal Preston Hospital

01772 716565 Sharoe Green Lane North, Fulwood , Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9HT

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 393 ratings for this hospital


This Department is managed by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The Department is based at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust situated on the north side of Preston with easy access from the M6 and M55 motorways.  The Unit provides a service to Lancashire and Cumbria containing the health districts of Preston, Chorley and South Ribble, Blackpool, Blackburn, Burnley, Lancaster and Barrow
The Unit consists of 61 acute beds based primarily on three wards:
1 Ward 2A- 
2 Ward 2B - 
3 Ward 2C - 

Children are admitted to the Paediatric Unit (Wards 8 and 5), though the majority of Paediatric Neurosurgery is done at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. A paediatric clinic is held on-site. There are 3 dedicated operating theatres (Theatre 11 and 12) with modern equipment for neurosurgical use,  Zeiss microscopes, BrainLAB image-guidance systems, AV aids and ultrasonic aspirators. We perform nearly 2000 procedures per year of various complexity.

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Learn more about our staff

The following table shows staffing levels on wards that provide this service.

Where wards provide more than one service the results include shared values for all services provided on that ward.

Nurse staffing levels - Neurosurgery MARCH 2016

Ward name % of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Ward) % of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Ward) % of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Ward) % of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Ward)
Ward 2A


of planned level


of planned level


of planned level


of planned level

Ward 2B


of planned level


of planned level


of planned level


of planned level

Ward 2C


of planned level


of planned level


of planned level


of planned level

More information about this data

Treatments and services offered at the Neurosurgery department

Key facts about the Neurosurgery department at Royal Preston Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 24weeks for 9 out of 10 patients

Friends and Family Test score: service

91%Patients recommend this service. 44 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

Pain Team Referral - In Patient

Currently on Ward 4 as no bed available on the 2's (neurosurgery). I have been an in patient since 16th April (3 weeks) awaiting neurosur...

7 May 2016

Thank you

I would like to express my wholehearted, sincere thanks to the entire team on Ward 2a who looked after me recently, during a serious oper...

25 April 2016

Bad after care and contact

The only good thing I can say about this hospital is they got me discharged quick due to family berivement. After care is disgusting 6 we...

16 April 2016

Double Vision

I recently had investigations into double vision carried out initially at Blackpool Vic opthalmology then Preston neurosurgery dept. From...

26 March 2016

Great hospital but poor levels of staff on ward

I have been having regular medical care here for the past few months for a brain haemorrhage. On my first visit I stayed for over a week....

25 February 2016

Neurosurgery services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for March '16 Other services in ward for March '16
Ward 2A
Ward 2B
Ward 2C

Last updated on 29 October 2014.

Information supplied by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust