Royal Preston Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 424 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 30/05/2015


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Latest reviews of this service

Looking after my mother in A & E

My mother has had a few visits to A and E but sadly on 29th April it was her last. She had a severe stroke and the ambulance brought her ...

28 May 2015

Visit to A&E department with child

My daughter sustained a fall on the football pitch in Fulwood and although not from the area we visited your A&E department. We were seen...

15 May 2015

A and e

I visited a and e as advised following a discussion with the audiology department due to acuteb and sudden onset of deafness following a ...

6 May 2015

Strange order of being seen to

Had to visit A&E on the Bank Holiday due to a Swollen and bruised toe which had started to bleed so I was advised to visit A&E. I knew p...

4 May 2015

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

Last updated on 30 May 2015.

Information supplied by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust