Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Royal Preston Hospital
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is located in Preston
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Shown in Preston
Location Fulwood, Preston, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 53°47′31″N 2°42′22″W / 53.792°N 2.706°W / 53.792; -2.706Coordinates: 53°47′31″N 2°42′22″W / 53.792°N 2.706°W / 53.792; -2.706
Care system Public NHS
Hospital type District General
Affiliated university University of Central Lancashire
University of Manchester
University of St Andrews
Emergency department Regional Major Trauma Centre
Founded 1 June 1983[citation needed]
Website Royal Preston NHS
Lists Hospitals in England

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the United Kingdom's thirty-two NHS Foundation Trusts. It provides healthcare for people in the Preston area and surrounding area in northwest England. The trust itself consists of Royal Preston Hospital on the northern outskirts of the city in the Fulwood area and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital, it is distinguished as being the only trust in the North West to offer some neurology services, and Royal Preston hospital is one of only a few hospitals in the United Kingdom to possess some advanced cancer scanning units, thanks to the Rosemere cancer foundation, a local charity.

The Royal Preston Hospital had its grand opening on 1 June 1983, when Princess Diana officially opened the hospital. It replaced the former Preston Royal Infirmary that was located in Stanleyfield Road near the town centre.


Besides being a major healthcare services provider to over 350,000 people the Foundation Trust also provides clinical education for medical students from the University of Manchester and University of St Andrews. Both Chorley and Preston Hospitals also provide training for student nurses from the University of Central Lancashire. In January 2015 the Trust started an arrangement to train 50 nurses a year at the University of Bolton who will be guaranteed jobs at the Trust. Their studies will be funded by Student loans.[1]

The Trust uses the Single Transferable Vote voting system to elect its Members' Council.[2]

Royal Preston Hospital[edit]

The hospital consists of the following:

  • Accident and Emergency Department and Ward
  • Critical Care Unit
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • 6 Medical Wards
  • 2 Orthopedic Ward
  • 3 Rehabilitation Wards
  • 4 Neurology Wards
  • 4 Paedriatric Wards
  • 1 Oncology Ward
  • 5 Surgical Wards and Burns and Plastics Unit
  • Helipad

The Avondale Unit closed in late 2010 which offered Mental Health Services to the area, which has since moved to the sister hospital at Chorley. The hospital boasts the Rosemere Oncology Suite, a Renal Dialysis Unit, Cardiac Catheter Suite, X-ray, CT, PET CT and MRI Scanners, with extensive outpatient departments and day case clinics. The Hospital also has the Sharoe Green Maternity and Gynaecology Unit which was moved from the now closed Sharoe Green Hospital, the Neurology Rehabilitation services were the last services to move from Sharoe Green to the Royal Preston site in 2013.

The hospital hosts several specialised services which include renal services, neurology, neurosurgery, allergy, cancer services, plastic surgery and immunology.

Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital[edit]

Some Medical Imaging students from the University of Cumbria are based at this trust.[clarification needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New self-funded nursing course aims to address recruitment shortfall". Nursing Standard. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015. 
  2. ^ NHS Foundation Trusts using STV - STV Action. Accessed 26 July 2009

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