Outpatient Appointments

Most of our outpatient appointments are now being undertaken in a different way. When it is necessary to attend the hospital, the patient should attend alone, where this is not possible, either due to potential psychological distress or physical support, one person may accompany the patient attending outpatients, both should wear face coverings.

Please contact the ward or department in advance to discuss appropriate arrangements. Your health, safety and wellbeing, that of our patients, communities and staff across the organisation remain our absolute priority. We will support you to find other ways of keeping in touch with your loved ones in hospital, like phone and video calls. If you are worried please speak to the nurse in charge.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this challenging time.

We will review these arrangements on a regular basis and in the context of the environment we are providing care in.


All hospital appointments are arranged following a referral from your GP.

If you need to change your outpatient appointment please ring our Outpatient Call Centre  (01772) 524555.

If you need to change your inpatient appointment please ring the ward telephone number detailed in your appointment letter. If you don’t have your letter please ring Chorley and South Ribble Hospital (01257) 261222, or Royal Preston Hospital on (01772) 716565 and switchboard staff will connect you to the appropriate department.