Incorporated on the 1st of April 2005, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were the first trust in the county to be awarded “Teaching hospitals” status.

The trust had been formed by the merger of Chorley and South Ribble NHS Trust and Preston Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

It has 949 inpatient beds across 57 wards and is one of the largest in the country providing acute care services to the population of over 395000 in Chorley, Preston and South Ribble and specialist care to 1.7 million people in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

As of February 2019 the trust employed 8,070 staff.

   The Trust acts as a regional Specialty centre for –

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals are located at:

1.    Chorley and South ribble Hospital: 


The Chorley hospital has a lot of history to its name, opened in 1893 as dispensary in the industrial town of Lancashire, it has undergone a lot of development over the years.
The hospital joined the NHS in 1948 and it achieved Trust status in 1993.
Rated Good by the care Quality Commission for care and Well-led, Chorley and South Ribble Hospital provides a full range of district general hospital services including emergency department, critical care, coronary care, general medicine including elderly care, general surgery, orthopaedics, anaesthetics, stroke rehabilitation, midwifery-led maternity care, and a breast service.
The medical care service at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital provides care and treatment for a number of specialties. There are 158 medical inpatient beds located across nine wards.
On 1 August 2002 Chorley and South Ribble NHS Trust and Preston Acute Hospitals NHS Trust merged to form Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, and became a foundation trust in 2005.

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2.    Royal Preston hospital: 

Royal Preston Hospital provides a full range of district general hospital services including emergency department, critical care, general medicine including elderly care, general surgery, oral and maxillo-facial surgery, ear nose and throat surgery, anaesthetics, children’s services, neonatal intensive care, women’s health and maternity, and several specialist regional services including cancer, neurosurgery, renal, plastics and burns and rehabilitation.
Royal Preston Hospital was officially opened on 1 June 1983 by Her Royal Highness, Diana, The Princess of Wales.
The hospital has been rated  Good by the care Quality Commissionin for care and Well-led.
The medical care service at Royal Preston Hospital provides  treatment for a number of specialties. There are 373 medical inpatient beds located across 16 wards.The surgery service at Royal Preston Hospital provides care and treatment for several specialties. There are 15 wards and 20 theatres.


Lancashire, a county located in the North West of England has a population of of 1,449,300.Any person living in Lancashire  will proudly tell you it’s a great place to live!
From the beautiful expanses of coastline to the stunning views offered across the countryside, this is a county where life feels good. 

Having many areas of natural beauty, interesting attractions, and quirky features, the county also has an incredibly rich history. It is considered to be safe, has great affordable housing options and a wide range of work opportunities. The major cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds are all within easy reach. 

The South Ribble Valley has actually been named one of the top safest places to live in the North West of England!
With 14 boroughs to choose from –including Blackburn, Blackpool, Chorley, Accrington, Ormskirk and the cities of Lancaster and Preston – Lancashire offers a location to suit every requirement when it comes to buying property.
Due to its closeness to Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, Lancashire also offers plenty of scope for commuters. It’s therefore a popular choice for those who want to combine city working with suburban or country dwelling, and access to plenty of Scenic location in leisure time.

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Transport :

Local public transport is operated by a range of bus, train and tram providers across the North West. Lancashire is easily reached from all over the UK and is well served by international airports, ferry ports and main line rail . The closest airports available are- Liverpool John Lennon Airport or Manchester International Airport.


Lancashire is home to four universities: Lancaster University, University of Central Lancashire, Edge Hill University and the Lancaster campus of the University of Cumbria.
Local schools include Longridge C of E Primary, Barnacre Road Primary and St Cecilia’s RC High School, all rated ‘good’ in their most recent Ofsted reports.


The Trust makes it a great deal to care for their staffs as well as their patients.They understand the importance of a healthy work life balance, support for family life and deserves financial security for when you're ready to retire. They are very keen on the career progression of their Nurses for which there are ample scope and opportunities.
Apart from the above, the Trust also offers-

The NHS Pension Scheme  allows NHS staff and NHS approved staff to save effectively for their retirement. They also offer financial support through our Squirrel Tool, which allows staff to put a selected amount of their pay into savings each month, so that you're never left worried about the future.

The trust offers training courses and allow staff to take the time out to earn further qualifications. Staff are also given the opportunity to use their skills to teach others, and can hold workshops and training events in our Education Centres for existing staff and trainees.


As members of Health Service Discounts, the staff can freely access a wealth of offers, ranging from travel to insurance as part of recognising and rewarding the incredible work NHS staff do everyday.

On both of our hospital sites, the trust has childcare service called Busy Bees. During the week, Busy Bees is open to our staff with children under 5 and is frequently offered at discount rates.