Tel: 01942 244000
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.
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.
Over the last 8 years Wrightington has developed and provided an excellent hip replacement service service at local, national and international level. However, changing patterns of care and the remorseless development of modern high tech orthopaedic surgery and medicine have meant that Wrightington needed a partner to allow it to develop into a modern health care organisation fit for the 21st century.
As of the 1st April 2001 Wrightington Hospital NHS Trust merged with the Wigan and Leigh Health Services NHS Trust to become the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust. The same clinical teams continue to deliver the best care available and the hospital is looking forward to major developments our progressing to enable this level of care to be delivered in modern high tech facilities.
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.
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Travelling by car? Go to our directions page for Wrightington Hospital.
Patients and visitors to the hospital should safely park their vehicles within one of the authorised hospital car parks. Vehicles parked on Hall Lane (the main road outside of the hospital) cause a serious hazard especially for anyone trying to leave the site. Patients and visitors are advised to take extra care when leaving the site if any vehicles are parked on Hall Lane.
We have a general information leaflet about the site containing information about the site facilities, car parking and a direction map:
Car parking is available on a Pay and Display basis. It applies to all cars parks and includes disabled areas. The cost is:
Car Parking Concession Criteria