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 26/11/2015


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Latest reviews of this service

Waiting in the discharge suite

The so called discharge lounge at Royal Preston Hospital (RPH) is appalling! It is a make-shift environment, unpleasant, loud and resembl...

12 November 2015

Chemotherapy patient's visit to A&E

On 7th July 2015 whilst undergoing chemotherapy I was admitted to R P H via a&e due to a high temp and other complications. The treat...

12 November 2015

care of parent

parent admitted late on sat 24th Oct with suspected dvt following hip surgery.Father placed on a ward for that was not a ward that covere...

1 November 2015

A &e doctor bedside manner really bad!

I had to visit Royal Preston a&e due to an ankle injury, the reception staff were pleasant and friendly, triage nurse and sister were lov...

22 October 2015

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

Last updated on 26 November 2015.

Information supplied by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust