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Why Choose Wrightington?

There are many reasons why we believe Wrightington should be the provider of choice for Orthopaedic Surgery in the North West, here is our top ten:

1. We put our patients at the centre of everything we do.
2. We are a centre of excellence for Orthopaedic Surgery.
3. We have over 30 outstandingly talented Orthopaedic Consultants, many of whom have an international reputation for surgical excellence.
4. We carry out more Orthopaedic activity than any other Hospital in the North West (for example over 1,000 hip and knee replacements each year).
5. We are able to offer exceptional clinical outcomes when compared to other providers using the National Joint Registry data (September 2013).
6. We have one of the lowest infection rates in the North West:

  • Zero MRSA since 2002
  • Only five Clostridium Difficile Toxin CDT cases since 2002
  • Low deep wound infection rates <1%

7. We have one of the lowest readmission rates in the North West.
8. We are a dedicated Orthopaedic Hospital, specifically equipped for Orthopaedic Surgery, which makes treatment and operations run more smoothly and improves the patient experience.
9. We are conveniently situated and easy to find, being one mile from junction 27 of the M6 motorway.
10. We have already invested £6min two new modular theatres and car parking facilities. Over the next two years we will be investing a further £18m improving Wrightington’s facilities. The new development will feature two new wards with a total of 56 beds, a new admissions and recovery unit and a 4-bay theatre complex. The new facilities will be operational in the spring of 2016.

What our Patients Say

May 2014
“Well done to everyone from the cleaners to the consultants. I had an exceptional stay.”

February 2014
“I had a revision of my right hip with a bone graft. I received impeccable care, my whole experience was positive from start to finish. The nursing staff and consultants were pleasant and professional at all times.”

February 2014
“I went in for an op on my hand and it was my first time in hospital. I was admitted to ward 1 and was put at ease right away. Welcomed by a student nurse I would give her 10 out of 10. All the nurses and surgeons are first class. If I do need another op sometime I hope it’s there well done guys.”

April 2015
“Consultants took time to understand the complex problems, explain the procedure and understand any risks”

May 2015
“I just had to review this hospital as the whole experience from Consultant to procedure was outstanding. Every member of staff I met from reception, consultant, physiotherapy, radiologists to voluntary cafe helpers were friendly, efficient, helpful and courteous and I can't thank everyone enough. I would recommend this hospital to anyone who needs Orthopaedic treatment. Well done Wrightington, you are the best hospital and staff I have ever come across”

June 2015
“Thank you, you are a fantastic team and have changed my life!”

July 2015
“Outstanding staff incredibly efficient”

August 2015
“Consultants took time to understand the complex problems, explain the procedure and understand any risks”

Source: Patient Opinion