The Neurosurgical Department provides emergency and planned surgical care to the Lancashire and South Cumbria region including the boroughs of Preston, Chorley, South Ribble, Blackpool, Blackburn, Burnley, Lancaster and Barrow.
The Unit consists of 32 acute beds based primarily on ward 2 at Royal Preston Hospital. There is a 15-bedded intensive care unit/high dependency unit facility, which is used for critically ill patients. It has two designated neurosurgical theatres with a state of the art operating microscope and neuronavigation system for brain and spinal surgery. It also has established neurology, neuropathology, neurophysiology, neuroradiology and paediatric neurology departments for the complete patient care. Departments have access to two MRI, two CT scanners and an angiography suite as well as a PET scanner.
Apart from general neurosurgical clinics, regular subspecialty clinics are held for:
Outreach Clinics: Neurosurgical clinics are also scheduled at Blackpool, Burnley and Lancaster Hospitals where new and follow-up patients are seen.
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