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Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement applies to content published on

We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. That is why we have built and integrated a bespoke accessibility toolbar to help users use our site. Along with other features, this means you should be able to:

  • change colours and contrast levels of pages
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
  • Listen to most of the website using a screen reader

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible, including:

  • pre-recorded audio and video made before 23 September 2020
  • you cannot modify the line height, font or spacing of text

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

This website is regularly tested for compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines V2.1 level A, level AA and AAA where possible, these tests are being carried out internally.

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:

  • pre-recorded audio and video published before 23 September 2020. These may not contain subtitles but we will work towards adding these before September 2021. We do not plan to add captions to live video streams because live video is exempt from meeting the accessibility regulations

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page, or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please email

We can provide a text relay service for people who are D/deaf, hearing impaired or have a speech impediment. Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. You can contact us by email at

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your enquiry, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

This statement was prepared on 25 March 2022. It was last reviewed on 25 March 2022. This website was last tested on 28 March 2022. The test was carried out by the Communication Team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


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Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road



01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane




01772 716565

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