Royal Preston Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 323 ratings for this hospital


This Department is managed by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The Department is based at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust situated on the north side of Preston with easy access from the M6 and M55 motorways.  The Unit provides a service to Lancashire and Cumbria containing the health districts of Preston, Chorley and South Ribble, Blackpool, Blackburn, Burnley, Lancaster and Barrow
The Unit consists of 61 acute beds based primarily on three wards:
1 Ward 2A- 
2 Ward 2B - 
3 Ward 2C - 

Children are admitted to the Paediatric Unit (Wards 8 and 5), though the majority of Paediatric Neurosurgery is done at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. A paediatric clinic is held on-site. There are 3 dedicated operating theatres (Theatre 11 and 12) with modern equipment for neurosurgical use,  Zeiss microscopes, BrainLAB image-guidance systems, AV aids and ultrasonic aspirators. We perform nearly 2000 procedures per year of various complexity.

Click here to view more information on the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals website.

The following table shows staffing levels on wards that provide this service.

Where wards provide more than one service the results include shared values for all services provided on that ward.

Nurse staffing levels - Neurosurgery JULY 2017

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Key facts about the Neurosurgery department at Royal Preston Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 26 weeks for 9/10 patients

Friends and Family Test score: service

96%Patients recommend this service. 55 responses

Latest reviews of this service


I spoke to physiotherapist and the document I suggested in my review does exist and a copy is being sent. Also some 1st class advice from...

11 September 2017

Excellent except one little area to improve (neurosurgery)

I was admitted on 01.09.17 for a ACDF operation. I am writing this 6 days post op. when memories are fresh. My admittance, operation and...

7 September 2017

Excellent treatment & care from every member of staff *****

I've been under the care of a doctor here for almost 3 years. Every member of staff from the surgeons, theatre staff, anesthetists, recov...

2 September 2017

Busy staff

My husband struggled with his dignity and got upset constantly having to ask for help from busy nurses as he isn't mobile, one nurse in ...

23 August 2017

Cruel system

Yesterday was told my husband's shunt operation Will be happening on Friday 11th August then fives minutes later was told it's cancelled ...

11 August 2017

Neurosurgery services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for July '17 Other services in ward for July '17
Ward 2B
Ward 2C

Last updated on 29 October 2014.

Information supplied by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust