Neurosurgery referral process

From the 30th November the neurosurgery referrals should be made online via Patient Pass.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Patient Pass Referral System [pdf] 88KB

Check our guide on how to use the system: Patient Pass - Getting Started [pdf] 913KB

Neurosurgery referral process


About us

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:
Ward 2A
Ward 2B
Ward 2C

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 –
Brain tumours
Normal Pressure hydrocephalus
Spinal surgery outcomes.



Royal Preston Hospital switch board - 01772 716565
Sister  Tracey Shamsuddin Pre-op nurse - 01772 522656
Ward 2a - 01772 522217
Ward 2b - 01772 522713
Ward 2c - 01772 528162

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