Royal Preston Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 425 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 03/09/2015


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Latest reviews of this service

Impressive degree of attention

I was brought in by ambulance on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon having collapsed in a pub. As I was admitted I think my blood pressure was...

2 September 2015

Thank you to A&E staff

After having major surgery just over a week ago, I had a stumble and had been doing more than I perhaps should have done physically. Afte...

20 July 2015

111 'advice' that was insensitive and unhelpful

My 18 year old daughter was badly sunburned on Tuesday. She hadn't used a high enough SPF sunscreen and recognises this. She was in s...

4 July 2015


My elderly mother (90) was admitted to A&E on a particularly busy evening and was treated with dignity and respect by all staff. Time wa...

3 July 2015

Arrogant Triage nurse

I attended A & E with my elderly father whom I suspected had signs/symptoms of Giant Cell Arteritis/Temporal Arteritis which is a medical...

15 June 2015

Last updated on 03 September 2015.

Information supplied by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust