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:

  • Neuro-oncology
  • Skull base
  • Pituitary tumours
  • Paediatric neurosurgery
  • Meningioma clinics
  • Neuro/orthopaedic spinal clinics
  • Neurovascular clinics (due to start shortly)

Outreach Clinics: Neurosurgical clinics are also scheduled at Blackpool, Burnley and Lancaster Hospitals where new and follow-up patients are seen.

For patient information leaflets relating to neurosurgery please click here.


 Neurosurgery information videos

Click here for an introduction with Mr Aprajay Golash

Click here for a information video on lumbar back surgery

Click here for a information video on post operative physiotherapy care

Click here for a patient's story of a prolapsed disc

Click here for a patient experience with spinal surgery


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