Patients with a mobile phone number registered at a GP practice in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble will have received a text message this afternoon about the opening hours of Chorley A&E.
An error caused by the text message service supplier meant that this message was not as clear as it should have been. We apologise for any confusion caused and have asked them to investigate how this happened as a matter of urgency. A correction text has been distributed.
To be clear:
Chorley A&E is open 8am – 5pm for adults only.
Preston A&E remains open 24/7 for adults and under 18s.
More information about the local A&E services can be found here: