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.

Opening hours:

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.

Coronavirus symptoms: 

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

Emergencies:

Call 999

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

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