Wrightington Hospital stands in pleasant open countryside between Southport and Wigan, and was built in the extensive grounds of Wrightington Hall, formerly the home of the Gerard family. Located just half a mile from junction 27 of the M6 motorway, the hospital is readily accessible by road.
Wrightington Hospital's status as an Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Centre of Excellence originated with 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 total hip replacement operation was performed by Sir Charnley at Wrightington in 1962.
- Travelling by car?
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.
Directions from the North
Follow the M6 South bound heading for Wigan. At junction 27, Standish, leave the M6. Get in the right hand lane of the slip road. At the roundabout follow signs for Parbold and Ormskirk on the A5209. Once you are on the A5209 signs for Wrightington Hospital are clearly visible. The hospital is approximately a half mile form junction 27 of the M6 on your left.
Directions from the South
Follow the M6 North bound for Wigan. At junction 27, Standish, leave the M6. Get in the left hand lane. At the round about follow signs for Ormskirk and Parbold on the A5209. Once you are on the A5209 follow signs for Wrightington Hospital which are clearly visible. The hospital is approximately a half mile from junction 27 of the M6 on your left.
- Car Parking
Car parking is available on a Pay and Display basis. The cost is:
Up to 30 minutes drop off - FREE
Up to 1 hour - £1.70
1 hour to 2 hours - £2.70
2 hours to 4 hours - £5.00
4 hours to 24 hours - £6.50
Charges apply 24 hours over 7 days including public holidays.
Payment is cash only and we ask that visitors bring the correct change as the machines do not accept notes.
Car Parking Concession Criteria
Any oncology patient who attends the Trust regularly for treatment will receive free parking for the length of the duration of their treatment. This 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 two weeks (14 days), will be offered free parking for the remainder of the patient's stay from day 15 onwards.
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 or visit the security office for an exit ticket.
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
Conference Centre: 01257 256 522
- Our Services
Related Outpatient Services
Private Patient Unit
- 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