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Before your Appointment

before appointment

Preparing for an appointment

When you are unwell, and especially before your condition has been diagnosed, patients are often anxious, and so you might find it helpful to prepare some questions and points before your appointment, to make sure you ask all the questions you have in mind and get the information you need.

Fast track information for patients with dementia and their carers

If a patient has a diagnosis of dementia please contact PALS the day before the clinic appointment on 01772 522972 or email

The patient can be fast tracked through clinic on the day, and additional support made available from our clinic Dementia Champions. 

Fast tracking through clinic is also available for the Carers of patients living with dementia so please also contact PALS to arrange this


If you are coming into hospital and your first language is not English, please ask a relative or friend to tell your nurse as soon as possible. We will make arrangements to use a telephone translation service or book an interpreter. A multi-lingual phrasebook is available to staff in every ward to aid daily communication.

This website has a translate facility called reachdeck which can translate content into several languages.

Get in touch

Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Preston Road



01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane




01772 716565

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