Royal Preston Hospital

Telephone: 01772 716565
Address: Sharoe Green Lane North, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9HT
Website: http://www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 327 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.

Opening times

Monday 00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 - 23:59
Thursday 00:00 - 23:59
Friday 00:00 - 23:59
Saturday 00:00 - 23:59
Sunday 00:00 - 23:59

Last verified on 05/06/2014

Latest reviews of this service

Atrial Fibrillation aged 48

Was take to hospital by my husband with sudden onset heart palpitations. Busy A &E but was triaged immediately and taken to red aler...

16 July 2014

Treatment for a severe broken arm

After suffering a nasty break to my left arm on Saturday lunch I was taken to the Royal Preston A&E department and then admitted to W...

15 July 2014

Not treated with respect

I brought my young daughter in overnight as she had developed a limp suddenly, she was xrayed and no fracture found. No explanation was f...

20 June 2014

Emergency admission suffering from chest pains whilst cycling

I would like to pay my compliments to all the staff that looked after me last week after I was admitted with severe chest pain after a pr...

12 June 2014

Preston A&E and emergency GP service

Fantastic. My wife was taken ill whilst visiting Preston and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital. Thankfully nothing serious. I was...

3 June 2014

Last updated on 05 June 2014.

Information supplied by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust