Wrightington Hospital

01942 244000 Hall Lane, Appley Bridge , Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 9EP


Standing in a pleasant stretch of open countryside near Wigan at the very heart of the North West Region, Wrightington Hospital is readily accessible from the National Motorway Network.

Wrightington Hospital's status as a Centre of Excellence (Orthopaedic Surgery) in the treatment of musculo-skeletal disease has its origins in the seminal work of Professor Sir John Charnley, who pioneered hip replacement surgery involving the techniques of low-friction arthroplasty and also innovative advances to counter post-operative infection. The first ever hip-replacement operations were performed at Wrightington in the early 1960s.

While drawing strength from the past, Wrightington looks to the future, determined to sustain its reputation as a hospital at the leading edge of both practice and research.

Wrightington's reputation for excellence attracts highly talented Orthopaedic Consultants who specialise in hip and joint surgery, and in the medical disciplines of rheumatology and rehabilitation. This multi-disciplinary approach produces important synergies, particularly in the field of inflammatory arthritis.

Contact details

Wrightington Hospital

Tel: 01942 244000   Fax: 01942 822042

Address: Hall Lane, Appley Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 9EP

Website: http://www.wwl.nhs.uk/hospitals/wrightington/default.aspx

Email: Patient.Relations@wwl.nhs.uk

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Quality of service at Wrightington Hospital

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

70%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 956 responses. 6028 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

90%Patients recommend this hospital. 436 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

94%Patients recommend this hospital. 866 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 103 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

79%staff recommend this hospital for care. 956 responses. 6028 staff work at this trust.

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Last updated on 16 June 2014.

Information supplied by Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust