Royal Preston Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 286 ratings for this hospital

Accident and emergency services

The Emergency Department at both Chorley and South Ribble Hospital and Royal Preston Hospital provides emergency care and treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

A helicopter pad at Royal Preston Hospital enables patients being transported by air ambulance to quickly access medical attention.

We also provide the Major Trauma Centre for Lancashire and South Cumbria with almost all major trauma patients being admitted via the Emergency Department.

If you are feeling unwell or are injured please Choose Well – one in every four people who attend a hospital emergency department could have more appropriately self-treated or accessed an alternative local health service.  Please Choose Well to ensure vital healthcare services are available to those in critical need.

If you need to attend the Emergency Department you will generally have an initial assessment, and will be seen by an emergency nurse practitioner who is trained to diagnose patients and provide appropriate treatment.  Specialist emergency medicine consultants also provide care, and the emergency department team will ensure you are transferred to the right service or department following assessment and necessary treatment.  We provide separate Emergency Department facilities for children.

Patients who are brought to the Emergency Department by ambulance will be transferred directly to an assessment area.

Latest reviews of this service

Thank you

I was seen in A&E during the early morning of 19/04/2014 for an ankle injury which proved to be fractured in definitely one place but...

20 April 2014

Surly Porter

I took my mother for treatment in the Primary Care Unit at Preston Hospital recently.. After seeing the doctor I was pushing my mother, w...

10 April 2014

Children's A & E

Today I had the misfortune to take my son to the A & E department at Preston. From the moment we walked through the door at reception we...

30 March 2014

A and E and critical care

My dad was rushed to hospital on Friday night. The staff in A and E were fabulous. I was very well informed about my dads needs. The staf...

12 March 2014

Mrs Wilkinson attending A&E

I attended A&E on Monday I recently had a knee replacement and have an infected wound in desperation I rang Chorley hospital who di...

27 February 2014

Last updated on 28 November 2013.

Information supplied by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust