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Wrightington hospital is a specialist orthopaedic hospital with a unique heritage and an international reputation. Originally a Tuberculosis hospital, Sir John Charnley setup the Centre for Hip Surgery in 1962. This is where he pioneered the the total hip replacement operation. We still have the pleasure of reviewing Sir Charnley's patients, with many having hip replacements that have survived over 40 years!

We have continued Sir Charnley's legacy, and are now one of the the highest volume joint replacement units in the country. Between 2016 and 2019, we have carried out over 10,000 joint replacement procedures. More importantly, we pride ourselves on the quality of our work. Our surgical site infection rate is one of the lowest in the NHS (source: CQC report). Our revision (redo operation) rates also significantly better than expected (NJR Trust Level report 2020). Our reputation attracts training fellows and visiting surgeons from both the UK and internationally.

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In 2015, the first phase of our redevelopment plan was completed. This comprised of 2 brand new 28-bed surgical wards, surgical admission unit, post-op recovery unit and a state of the art barn theatre complex. 

A significant proportion of our beds are side rooms, complete with en-suite facilities. These purpose built facilities help us achieve our aim of giving the best possible patient experience. 

We are conveniently located less than a mile from J27 on the M6. We have plenty of convenient on-site parking and are also served by a bus service.

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