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Telephone: 01942 244 000

Wrightington Hospital - A Centre of Orthopaedic Excellence

Wrightington HospitalWrightington Hospital
Hall Lane
Appley Bridge

Tel: 01942 244000

Orthopaedic Surgery, Hip Replacement Surgery, Hip Revision Surgery and Joint Replacement Surgery

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, the hospital always 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.

 Your guide to Orthopaedic Services at Wrightington Hospital

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Accessibility Information
Detailed accessibility information is available via the AccessAble website.

Have your details changed?
If you personal details have changed in any way since your last visit, please inform the Patient Administration Staff when you attend for your next appointment. Please also ensure you inform your GP.

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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.

Please see information below regarding site facilities, car parking and a direction map:

PDF Document Download a site map for Wrightington Hospital

Car Parking

Car parking is available on a Pay and Display basis. It applies to all cars parks and includes disabled areas. The cost is:

  • Up to 30 minutes drop off  Free
  • Up to 1 hour     £1.70
  • Up to two hours   £2.70
  • Between two and four hours £5.00
  • Over four hours   £6.50

Car Parking Concession Criteria

  • Any oncology patient who attends the Trust for frequent regular treatment will receive free parking for the length of their treatment. This criterion was agreed by Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Any patients attending clinics at the Trust for a minimum of one day a week for an extensive period will receive free parking
  • Visitors of patients hospitalised for more than 2 weeks (14 days), will be offered free parking for the remainder of the patient's stay from day 15 onwards


  • Orthopaedic Centre
  • Rheumatology
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Related Outpatient Services
  • Private Patient Unit


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