Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, providing district general hospital services to 370,000 people in Chorley, Preston and South Ribble and specialist care to 1.7 million people across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
The trust provides care three facilities, including:
- Chorley and South Ribble Hospital
- Royal Preston Hospital
- the Specialist Mobility and Rehabilitation Centre (based at Preston Business Centre)
The delivery of excellent services to our local patients through the provision of district general hospital services is at the core of what we do.
As well as providing healthcare for our local patients, we are proud to be the regional centre for a range of specialist services. These services include:
- Major Trauma
- Cancer (including radiotherapy, drug therapies and cancer surgery)
- Disablement services such as artificial limbs and wheelchairs
- Neurosciences including neurosurgery and neurology (brain surgery and nervous system diseases)
- Specialist vascular surgery
- Renal (kidney diseases)
Our portfolio of services will continue to develop as the strategy for the provision of services across our region is developed by our Commissioners, but the delivery of specialist services will remain at the heart of our purpose and the decisions we take in our day to day activities will be taken in the context of ensuring we remain as the region’s specialist hospital.
When we were established in 2005 we were the first Trust in the county to be awarded ‘teaching hospitals’ status. We believe that developing the workforce of the future is central to delivering high quality healthcare into the future. We know we are a regional leader in respect of our education, training and research and as the only National Institute of Health Research clinical research facility in the region and a leading provider of undergraduate education, we will continue to drive forward the ambitions described in our education and research strategies.