Royal Preston Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 333 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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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 OCTOBER 2016

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

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Key facts about the Neurosurgery department at Royal Preston Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 26 weeks for 9/10 patients

Friends and Family Test score: service

94%Patients recommend this service. 70 responses

Latest reviews of this service

Attempted (Failed) Colloid Cyst Removal

After being diagnosed with an 11mm colloid cyst, then being told it would be a few months before surgery I was happy to receive a phone c...

1 April 2017

Pituitary surgery

I had surgery to remove a microadenoma on my pituitary gland in November. I had never had an operation of any kind before let alone Neuro...

28 March 2017

Exemplory care on Ward 2A

It's been a year since I had a debulking of my brain tumour and I know that the Consultant saved my life. All of the fabulous Nurses and ...

15 February 2017

Nightmare stay in ward 2c

Having just spent time in both wards 2c and 2b I an still very traumatised when I think of the experience that I encountered. The staff ...

13 February 2017

Subarachnoid Survivor

Would like to thank the neurosurgery department at Preston Royal Infirmary - your care and expertise saved my life. I had been dancing a...

14 November 2016

Neurosurgery services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for February '17 Other services in ward for February '17
Ward 2A
Ward 2B
Ward 2C

Last updated on 29 October 2014.

Information supplied by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust