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General Paediatrics - Chorley, Preston & South Ribble


We provide care for children and young people up to 16 years of age.

Our core inpatient provision is located at the Royal Preston hospital, with 58 beds (including 3 high dependency beds and PAU) We have a day case facility on the day case unit at Royal Preston Hospital We have children’s outpatient provision across the catchment area, and some outreach clinics to the boundaries of our catchment.

Our acute service also includes sub-specialist Children’s services for a range of complex and chronic needs, including:

  •  Cystic Fibrosis
  •  Diabetes
  •  Haematology
  •  Nephrology
  •  Cardiology
  •  Complex needs
  •  Allergy
  •  Respiratory care
  •  Neurodisability and developmental delay
  •  Paediatric oncology (lower tier service only – level 1 POSCU)

Specialist Nurse-led services are provided in

  • Paediatric Diabetes
  • Children’s Outreach Nursing
  • Paediatric Respiratory Care
  • Paediatric Epilepsy

Address and contact information

General Paediatrics, Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Preston, Lancashire PR2 9HT
Contact Name
Children's Outreach Nursing Team

Accessing the service

Elective outpatient Care:

The outpatient service can be accessed by a process of referral through Choose and Book from GPs.  The outpatient service does not accept self-referrals.

The service can be accessed free of charge and waiting lists for initial appointments are currently within 6 weeks.

Referrals other than from health need to be with an open and active Common Assessment Framework (CAF) to ensure that early intervention and prevention has been addressed before referral.


Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
0-4 years old
5-11 years old
11-16 years old