Royal Preston Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 420 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 04/10/2015


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Latest reviews of this service

mothers care

Rang A&E as my mother had a stud earing stuck inside her earlobe and was at risk of bleeding due to warfarin she takes.Nurse said to come...

22 September 2015

made to feel very relaxed

I was admitted by instructions from the doctor was treated very well all day and informed every aspect of what was happening taken to war...

19 September 2015

Ward 16 RPH

I was admitted into RPH with a broken heel at the end of May, staying on Ward 16 for 5 days. Whilst in A&E I was dealt with quite quickly...

7 September 2015

Impressive degree of attention

I was brought in by ambulance on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon having collapsed in a pub. As I was admitted I think my blood pressure was...

2 September 2015

Thank you to A&E staff

After having major surgery just over a week ago, I had a stumble and had been doing more than I perhaps should have done physically. Afte...

20 July 2015

Last updated on 04 October 2015.

Information supplied by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust