Royal Preston Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 422 ratings for this hospital

Accident and emergency services

This Department is managed by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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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.

Click here to view more information on the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals website

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Last verified on 03/05/2015


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Latest reviews of this service

I brought my husband to A&E

I brought my husband in to A&E with a suspected collasped lung and an air pocket in his lung. The treatment he received was first cla...

1 May 2015

Visit to A&E

Visited on a Monday mid-morning. Department busy. Triaged and seen by senior nurse, checked, ECG taken and appropriate advice given by ...

21 April 2015


I was brought to A&E following a horse riding accident and all the staff were fantastic. The doctor made me feel at ease, the nurses...

30 March 2015


The paramedics staff were brilliant, very quick to attend. The staff we spoke to were excellent, the nurses really nice and polite, and t...

18 March 2015

Yesterday, Saturday 7th February at approximately 14.30 hrs, I presented myself

Yesterday, Saturday 7th February at approximately 14.30 hrs, I presented myself to the A & E Department of the Royal Preston Hospital wit...

19 February 2015

Last updated on 03 May 2015.

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