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NHS Facilities at Wrightington Hospital

Wrightington Hospital is number one in the North West for Orthopaedic Activity and undertake approximately 1000 procedures per month.

We specialise in joint replacement surgery of both hand and upper limb, and hip and lower limb, and also adult elective orthopaedics. Few Centres have more experience; in 2018 we undertook more than 3000 hip and knee procedures alone.

Our waiting times for treatment are extremely favourable and are progressively being reduced. The waiting list position is regularly reviewed and quarterly updates are routinely sent to Health Authorities and General Practitioners who use the Hospital's services.

Our Rheumatology Service manages rheumatic diseases and there is close co-operation with the Surgical Department. This multi-disciplinary approach is essential in the management of inflammatory arthritis.

We also have an efficient and modern Out Patient Department, a Theatre Suite with three Charnley Howarth Theatres, and a specially equipped plaster room. Adjacent to the theatres is a specialised Recovery Unit where patients are monitored following surgery, and prior to returning to the ward.

A full range of diagnostic and support services is available to ensure that patients receive prompt and efficient attention.


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