Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Wrightington Hospital is part of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, an Acute Trust with three hospital sites and an additional off site state-of-the-art Out-Patient Centre. The Trust employs approximately 4500 staff and annually invests over £200 million in healthcare for the patients they serve.
Standing in a pleasant stretch of open countryside near Wigan at the very heart of the North West of England, Wrightington Hospital is readily accessible from the national motorway network.
Wrightington Hospital is recognised as a Centre of Excellence (Orthopaedic Surgery) and has clinical facilities and bio-skill laboratories that provide excellent learning opportunities. Its reputation for excellence attracts highly talented consultant surgeons and many of the UK’s most difficult NHS cases are sent to Wrightington by surgeons in other hospitals.
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.
But 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.