Chorley ED Reopening November 2020
The Emergency Department at Chorley and South Ribble District Hospital
Here is a list of what you need to know about what you can expect from services available at the emergency department at Chorley and South Ribble District Hospital.
About the service:
The emergency department at Chorley and South Ribble District Hospital will reopen on Monday 2 November.
The A&E service at Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital will initially open as an adults only service.
The department will accept patients from 8am until 5pm each day.
Between 8am - 5pm, ambulances will transport patients to Chorley if appropriate.
Outside of these hours, ambulance patients will be taken to Royal Preston Hospital.
If you have a high temperature, loss of taste or smell or a new continuous cough, please use the NHS 111 online service: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
You should only call NHS 111 if you cannot get help online.
Urgent medical help:
For urgent medical help, not related to coronavirus, please use the NHS 111 online service: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Urgent Care Centre:
The 24/7 Urgent Care Centre at Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital can treat a wide range of minor ailments, for both children and adults, including:
- Minor nose bleeds
- Cuts, bites and stings
- Burns and scalds
- Infections (including abscesses)
- Foreign bodies in wounds, ears and noses
- Muscular sprains and strains to shoulders, arms and legs
- Fractures to shoulders, arms, legs & ribs
- Dislocation of fingers, thumbs and toes
- Minor eye conditions including conjunctivis and foreign bodies
- Minor chest, neck and back injuries
- Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness or alcohol-related
- Minor allergic reactions
- Minor ailnments such as earache, urinary tract infections and sinusitis
- Diarrhoea / Constipation
- Emergency contraception
You should not attend the A&E service at Chorley and South Ribble District Hospital in the following circumstances:
- You are pregnant
- You are under age 18
- You suffer a badly broken bone
- You suspect a heart attack or stroke
- You suspect internal bleeding
- You suffer extensive burns
- You suffer extensive trauma
In any of those circumstances, please go directly to Royal Preston Hospital A&E department. Patients requiring resuscitation or suffering from high risk internal bleeding will also be taken straight to the Royal Preston Hospital.
For more information on services please visit: www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk