WIGAN’S multi-million pound health education centre will be for the whole town.
WLT bosses say it will not only support the educational requirements of medical students and doctors, but will provide a fully integrated facility supporting the educational requirements of the local health economy.
Ian Bradley, WWL Head of Capital & Property Services, said: “We are really thrilled with this new state-of-the-art development.
“The centre provides a modern, flexible and high quality facility, fit for the purpose of providing first class educational services.
“One of the principles of the development was that is that good quality, educational and library services, produce first class health care professionals, and thus support first class patient care and quality.”
As part of a wider £70m investment programme across all three sites run by Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL), Wrightington Hospital will see new wards, operating theatres and a new admissions facility built over the coming three years.
At Wigan Infirmary there will be increased car parking, a dedicated elective surgical centre, an oncology suite, more single room accommodation, a second MRI scanner and a pathology essential services laboratory.
At Leigh Infirmary there will be a complete refurbishment of Hanover block to host gastroenterology, urology and decontamination services and new outpatients, diagnostic and treatment facilities.
Wrightington has already seen new theatre units delivered last month and all three sites have work ongoing.