Royal Preston Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 418 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 SEPTEMBER 2015

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

Average time from referral by GP to treatment for this department


Friends and Family Test score: service

96%Patients recommend this service. 81 responses

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Latest reviews of this service

Thank you for my life!

Admitted with a sub arachnoid haemorrhage - very frightening, my family and I were given information on every aspect of treatment right f...

3 November 2015

One of the worst experiences of my life

I am still devastated by my treatment at Preston. When I talk about my time there I cry. It was one week ago that I was discharged. I arr...

23 September 2015

Excellent and professional care

During my recent admission to ward 2a for spinal surgery I was treated with the upmost care and consideration.All staff worked to the hig...

18 August 2015

Total dedication

From the first day my wife was admitted to the last day she was discharged, my wife was in and out of this hospital over the last twelve ...

12 June 2015

Faultless service

Admitted for a brain abscess aspiration. Work was done efficiently and staff very helpful. Ward staff especially very engaging and cheerf...

29 April 2015

Neurosurgery services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for September '15 Other services in ward for September '15
Ward 2B
Ward 2C

Last updated on 29 October 2014.

Information supplied by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust