Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the United Kingdom's NHS Foundation Trusts. It provides healthcare for people in the Preston area and surrounding area in northwest England. The trust runs Royal Preston Hospital on the northern outskirts of the city in the Fulwood area and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital.The Royal Preston Hospital had its grand opening on 1 June 1983, when Princess Diana officially opened the hospital. It replaced the former Preston Royal Infirmary that was located in Stanleyfield Road near the town centre.TrustBesides being a major healthcare services provider to over 350,000 people the Foundation Trust also provides clinical education for Trust Staff and external delegates under the brand of "The Health Academy" in addition to teaching for medical students from the University of Manchester and University of St Andrews. Both Chorley and Preston Hospitals also provide training for student nurses from the University of Central Lancashire. In January 2015 the Trust started an arrangement to train 50 nurses a year at the University of Bolton who will be guaranteed jobs at the Trust. Their studies will be funded by Student loans.