Royal Preston Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 390 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 05/06/2014


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Latest reviews of this service

The nhs should be privatised to get ride of bad services

I came into an almost empty waiting room on sum day afternoon with intense stomach pain. The receptionist did as she was trained and upd...

11 January 2015

6hrs of waiting in emergency!

National target: to be treated within 4hrs Hospital: was not busy Department: emergency Took my child in because she had very serious...

5 January 2015

Object in eye.

A & e. and staff in ward 1, absolutely brilliant service, I just cant say enough how much I appreciate what you did yesterday. I was t...

18 December 2014

Friday night in A and E

On Friday evening 31st October I did a very foolish thing and poured Olbas oil into my eye.First stop A and E. The staff in that departm...

4 November 2014

Poor A&E service

I went in with chest pain, rapid heart rate and abdominal pain. Initial treatment in triage was good and very prompt. Then the consultant...

26 October 2014

Last updated on 29 October 2014.

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