Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust works with other organisations, groups and individuals to achieve its aims and objectives.
We work closely with our partners within the NHS including:
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Northwest (the North West Strategic Health Authority)
and neighbouring Trusts.
Our role is very important in the local economy as we are a major employer and purchaser of goods and services.
Anyone who uses our services are also seen as partners in their own care. We aim to work with you to provide care and treatment which you understand and which has the best possible outcome for you. If you are unhappy at any stage, please let us know.
The partnership between management and staff at the Trust is vital to ensure that services are delivered effectively and efficiently. A range of consultation and communication methods with staff ensures this partnership works.
- Our roles within the community
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provide emergency and planned hospital care, including outpatient, inpatient and day case services and diagnostic tests.
Our service vision is driven by wishing to deliver the best services to patients, as set out and measured by the NHS plan, but to do so in a way that fits the local situation in Wigan, Leigh and surrounding areas.
The service vision is to deliver high quality:
- Emergency Care
- Care for serious disease (Cancer, Diabetes etc)
- Planned care for surgery
- Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.
- The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust provides Paramedic Emergency Services to repond to 999 calls and non-emergency Patient Transport Services to convey patients for non urgent appointments.
- Wigan Council
Wigan Council provides social care support for people and their carers assessed as in need. This includes children, older people and people with disabilities. The Council's Department such as Environmental Health, Education and Housing also contribute to the health and well-being of the Borough.
- The National Orthopaedic Alliance
WWL is proud to be a founder member of the National Orthopaedic Alliance (NOA) - a membership organisation that leads on collaboration in orthopaedics. The NOA brings together orthopaedic providers across the country to share experiences and address shared challenges with an aim of delivering consistent, high quality care for patients nationwide.
The alliance is led by the below founder member organisations and is supported by many other providers of orthopaedic care across the UK:
- Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
- Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in Stanmore
- Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham
- Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Find out more about the NOA:
- Voluntary organisations
Voluntary organisations also play a major role, and are important partners in health and social care in Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh.
A more detailed list can be obtained from the Voluntary Services Manager at the following contact details:
Voluntary Services Manager
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Albert Edward Infirmary