Royal Preston Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 405 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

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 14/02/2016


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Latest reviews of this service

Good service but very long wait for children's A&E

Had to take a 5 year-old to A&E for a bump to the head, which in the end only needed cleaning and a steri-strip. The service we recei...

14 February 2016

Salsa Lady

I came today to A&E unit with heart palpitations and after 3 h I'm back to my lovely family- like brand new. I would like say a massive ...

29 January 2016

Wrist Op Day Case

I just want to say a big thank you to all the staff that cared for me when I came in to have my wrist operated on- Dec 29th 15. I wish I ...

7 January 2016

Referral from 111

Referred to A&E by 111 suffering with shortness of breath. Seen fairly promptly - nursing staff were pleasant and efficient. Doctor was...

3 January 2016

Outstanding Service

I would just like to leave a comment for all the staff who cared for my Mother on 31.12.2015. To say the standard of care she received wa...

1 January 2016

Last updated on 14 February 2016.

Information supplied by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust