Leigh Infirmary our elective diagnostic and rehabilitation site to complement our emergency site in Wigan with space for future development.
This site is devoted to elective care, protected from the pressures of emergency work and also provides an atmosphere which is very attractive to patients undergoing elective investigational procedures.
- Site Map
To view a map of the Leigh Infirmary site click here.
- Travelling by car?
Directions from the M6
Leave the M6 at Junction 23, travel eastbound towards Manchester on the A580. Go straight across the roundabout straight through two sets of traffic lights close together. Turn left at the next set of traffic lights and at the next set of lights (fire station on left) turn right heading towards Leigh. Continue on, going through Leigh Town Centre, move into right hand lane when the Parish Church is on the left side. Turn right at the traffic lights into The Avenue. Go straight across the mini roundabout, down to the bottom. The hospital is on the left hand side, turn into the Lake Street entrance.
Directions from the M61
Leave the M61 at Junction 5 and follow signs for A6 - Manchester. Continue along the A6 for approximately 2 miles. At the traffic lights (Red Lion Pub) turn right onto A579. Travel through Atherton and follow signs for Leigh. When approaching Leigh town centre turn left at traffic lights at the First and Last pub (at the lights you will notice a small Asda on the right), turn left into The Avenue. Go straight across the mini roundabout, down to the bottom. The hospital is on the left hand side, turn into Lake Street entrance.
Directions from A580 Manchester
At the roundabout where you see the Greyhound Hotel leave at the third exit across the front of the hotel and continue along Warrington Road. Go over the canal bridge and turn right at the traffic lights. Follow the road, at the mini roundabout turn left onto Holden Road. After approximately 1 - 1 1/2 miles turn right into Hanover Street. At the end of Hanover Street, turn right into The Avenue and the hospital is on the left hand side, turn into Lake Street entrance.
- Car Parking
* Leigh Development Work Notice*
As work begins on WWL’s new Community Diagnostic Centre and Theatre scheme at our Leigh Infirmary site, those attending appointments at Leigh should be aware of potential car parking difficulties during this time.
While the commencement of work on this new development is excellent news for our patients and the Leigh Infirmary site, it will mean some public car parking at Leigh Health Centre will be reallocated from 21st November 2022. From this date it is advised that those needing to attend appointments at our Leigh Infirmary site leave plenty of time to find suitable car parking.
This issue however is short term and additional car parking improvement works will be in place in the New Year.
Car parking is available on a Pay and Display basis. The cost is:
Up to 30 minutes drop off - Free
Up to two hours £3.00
Between two and four hours £5.50
Four to 24 hours £7.00
Payment is cash only and we ask that visitors bring the correct change as the machines do not accept notes.
There is a concession for long term patients/visitors of £2.50 for each and every 24 hr period providing the visitor acquires a concessionary pass from either the security department or the relevant ward and the pass is clearly displayed in the vehicle windscreen.
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 2 weeks or more will be offered free parking for the duration of the patients stay.
The Government has recently introduced new guidance on the provision of free car parking for certain groups of hospital patients and visitors. This means that the following people are now eligible to receive free parking at our hospitals:
1. Disabled people holding a valid Blue Badge, to be displayed in windscreen of vehicle.
2. Frequent outpatient attendees, defined as those who are required to attend hospital for an appointment at least three times within a month for at least three months.
3. Parents or guardians of sick children staying overnight in the hospital.
Outpatients and parents/guardians outlined in points two and three need to request an exemption pass from the relevant ward manager or the security office and display this in their vehicle for the duration of their stay.
- Contact Details
Main Phone: 01942 244 000
Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC): 01942 483 453
- Our Services
Day surgeryShort stay surgery
- Care Quality Commission (CQC) Report and Ratings
Our CQC provider report and ratings link is below as well as the report and ratings for our site.
CQC overall rating
26 February 2020