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Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Background to this inspection

Updated 26 February 2020

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust provides acute and community services to approximately 320,000 people across the Wigan borough and specialist orthopaedics services to a wider regional, national and international population.

The trust is registered to provide care at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wrightington Hospital, Leigh Infirmary, the Thomas Linacre Centre, Wigan Health Centre and the Wilmslow Health Centre. Since 1 April 2019 the trust has also provided community services from a number of locations in the community and a walk in centre at Leigh Infirmary.

Between September 2018 and August 2019 there were 82,098 inpatient admissions, 749,612 outpatient appointments, 116,891 A&E attendances and 1,209 deaths. Between July 2018 and June 2019 there were 2,531 babies delivered at the trust.

As of September 2019 the trust had 460 inpatient beds, 28 maternity beds and 11 critical care beds and 16 private beds.

In August 2019 the trust had 5,115 staff (whole time equivalent). 502 were medical staff and 1,247 were nursing staff.

Overall inspection


Updated 26 February 2020

Our rating of the trust stayed the same. We rated it as good because:

  • We rated safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led as good. We rated all three of the core services we inspected as good. In rating the trust, we took into account the current ratings of the five core services not inspected this time.
  • Our ratings for Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Leigh Infirmary and Wrightington Hospital were good, which was the same as the ratings at the last inspection.
  • Our ratings for surgery at all three sites and critical care at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary were good which was the same as the last inspection. Although, our rating for safe in surgery at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary and Wrightington Hospital has gone from good to requires improvement.
  • Our rating for maternity at Royal Albert Edward Infirmary was good which was an improvement from the last inspection when we rated it as requires improvement.
  • We rated well-led for the trust overall as good, which was the same as the last inspection.
  • We have not yet inspected and rated community services or urgent and emergency services at Leigh Infirmary which the trust has provided since 1 April 2019. We have not inspected and rated Wilmslow Health Centre.

Use of resources


Updated 26 February 2020

Combined Quality


Updated 26 February 2020