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  • Orthopaedic care worth travelling for: Patient flies in from the Falklands

    15 Jun 2018

    After breaking his collarbone in four places, Falkland Island native, Shaun East, had few specialist care options available to him at home. So he flew halfway around the world to receive care with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Beauty Salons across South Lancashire join forces to promote breast screening

    14 Jun 2018

    With the number of breast cancer screening appointment attendances falling across South Lancashire, 13 beauty salons have joined forces with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust to give a little boost to those women who do attend.

  • WWL has ODP pride

    14 Jun 2018

    Monday 14 May will be the first National ODP Day, a day for Operating Department Practitioners to share more information on their profession and the vital work they do.

  • Nurses are celebrated at WWL

    11 May 2018

    In recognition of their hard work and dedication, Nurses Day was celebrated at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust this week.

  • WWL Midwives celebrate International Day of the Midwife

    04 May 2018

    Community midwife, Barbara, and her colleague, midwife, Ann Fairclough, who both work from Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL), recently discovered that Barbara had delivered Ann while she was working at Billinge hospital in 1977 after Ann saw their names together on the 1977 register.

  • Eight legs and a lot of love: from a Rainbow Patient

    04 May 2018

    Young patients at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust are set to benefit from the creativity and generosity of a former patient.

  • Rainbow Staff Going the Extra Mile

    04 May 2018

    Kind-hearted staff from WWL’s Rainbow Ward, are putting their best feet forward and organising a sponsored 20 mile pier-to-pier walk, to raise money for a new ‘teen zone’.

  • Maternity Team hold awards for International Day of the Midwife 2018

    04 May 2018

    As part of their celebrations of International Day of the Midwife, Maternity Ward staff at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary held an informal awards ceremony for staff.

  • WWL uncover family stories for NHS70

    02 May 2018

    To celebrate the NHS turning 70 on July 5th, WWL has sought out the WWL Family stories hidden across our three sites to celebrate our staff, and their family connections.

  • Baby-friendly is best for WWL

    01 May 2018

    WWL is the first NHS Trust in the North West to win international recognition from Unicef (United Nations Children’s Fund) after being awarded a prestigious Baby Friendly Award.

  • Babies share their birthday with royal tot

    23 Apr 2018

    As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcome their new addition, families at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan, were also adding to their brood.

  • Community Midwives Hold Home birthing Event

    20 Apr 2018

    Nationally, the percentage of women who give birth at home is just two per cent, but community midwives at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust are encouraging those who are expecting their latest bundle of joy to think about home birthing.

  • Hydration helpers hit hospital sites

    19 Apr 2018

    Due to the increasingly warm weather, members of the Staff Engagement team took reusable water bottles out to staff across WWL sites to ensure they were encouraged to hydrate regularly throughout their shifts.

  • Maternity Voices Partnership Launch

    18 Apr 2018

    Would you like the opportunity to share your experiences and discuss local Maternity Services? Join us at our launch event!

  • School Girl to Shave Hair for Three Wishes

    05 Apr 2018

    A local Wigan school girl is aiming to raise an incredible £2000 for Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust’s Three Wishes Charity, by taking part in a head shave this weekend.

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