The Department is based at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust situated on the north side of Preston with easy access from the M6 and M55 motorways. The Unit provides a service to Lancashire and Cumbria containing the health districts of Preston, Chorley and South Ribble, Blackpool, Blackburn, Burnley, Lancaster and Barrow
The Unit consists of 61 acute beds based primarily on three wards:
Children are admitted to the Paediatric Unit (Wards 8 and 5), though the majority of Paediatric Neurosurgery is done at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. A paediatric clinic is held on-site. There are 4 dedicated operating theatres (Theatres 7, 8, 11 and 12) with modern equipment for neurosurgical use, Zeiss microscopes, BrainLAB image-guidance systems, AV aids, ultrasonic aspirators, intra-operative ultrasound and cranial / trans nasal endoscopy.
Our nursing team consists of very dedicated nurses whose experience is paramount in delivery of safe
neurosurgical care to our patients.
There is a team of experienced trainee doctors in the department to provide excellent care to the
Department is very active in research and would appreciate active participation or help from the
patients or their family and friends.
Our current research projects are on –
Normal Pressure hydrocephalus
Spinal surgery outcomes.