St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust

0151 426 1600 Whiston Hospital, Warrington Road , Prescot, Merseyside, L35 5DR

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 14 ratings for this trust


We provide a full range of acute in-patient, out-patient, day case and emergency services to the local communities of St Helens, Knowsley, parts of Halton and Liverpool, extending to the whole of Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man with the Regional Plastic Surgery and Burns Unit. 

As a Trust our aim is to provide a high quality service to all our patients.
We strive to meet the best standards for professional care whilst being sensitive and responsive to the needs of individual patients and staff. 

The Trust opened the new Whiston Hospital in March 2010, six months ahead of schedule and within budget. This follows the opening of the new St Helens Hospital in 2008 as part of a combined £338million investment to provide world class healthcare facilities to the local community.

Why choose us?

  • The only acute Trust in the country to have performed above the national average in every indicator for quality of services and care in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment (2010)
  • One of the lowest infection rates in the country for MRSA
  • Short waiting times
  • Full range of acute healthcare services
  • Dedicated workforce of more than 4,000 highly-skilled staff
  • Easy access, car parking and free courtesy bus
  • Specialist regional burns and plastic surgery unit serving population of around four million people

Latest reviews of this trust

Unacceptable wait to answer phones?

Left angry and frustrated by poor contact using telephone. The main switch board number rang ang and rang for 10minutes before I was ‘but...

14 August 2018

Removal of possible melanoma

I recently had a melanoma removed in this unit. Service was exemplary and all staff were polite, efficient and professional. As a nurse ...

14 June 2018

Dressings clinic @ Whiston Hospital

Once again wonderful care from superlative caring staff. Pleasant reception staff....I was seen as per appointment time. A week after op ...

7 June 2018


I have been under the "care" of this department for 6 months, and I can honestly say it has been awful. Receptionists are, with one exc...

14 May 2018

Excellent care and attention

Visited day case surgery for injections in spine. The staff are excellent there from the ward to the porters and the theatre staff and r...

30 March 2018

Last updated on 29 June 2018.

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