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Why Choose Wrightington Hospital

There are many reasons why Wrightington Hospital is the provider of choice for Orthopaedic Surgery in the North West.

  • We put our patients at the heart of everything we do.
  • We are a Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic Surgery.
  • We are a dedicated Orthopaedic Hospital, specifically equipped for Orthopaedic Surgery. Our facilities, combined with our leading consultants and multi-disciplinary team, enables us to achieve consistently positive results for our patients. 
  • We have more than 37 of the UK's leading Orthopaedic Consultants, many of whom also have an international reputation for surgical excellence, and more than 60 therapists supporting patients.
  • We undertake more Orthopaedic activity than any other Hospital in the North West. In 2018 we provided more than 3000 hip and knee replacements. 
  • We are able to offer exceptional clinical outcomes when compared to other providers using the National Joint Registry data.
  • We have the Lowest Infection Rates of any NHS Hospital in the UK.
  • We have one of the Lowest Readmission Rates in the North West.
  • We are conveniently situated and easy to find, being one mile from junction 27 of the M6 motorway.


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Our Partners

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  • NHS
  • Three Wishes
  • Healthier Wigan
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Wigan Council
  • Healthwatch Wigan and Leigh
  • Macmillan
  • Fertility Fusion