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Patient Services Updates

Wednesday 15th April 2020

Sleep Medicine Department

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
Contact 01942 773096

Please be advised the Sleep Service remains operational for all current service users. Whilst staffing is reduced and we observe social distancing only patients requiring urgent replacements will be able to collect equipment. All routine replacements will be posted and there may be a slight delay for clinician enquiries. Please contact the service and leave a message if you are unable to get through to a member of the team.

We appreciate your ongoing support and cooperation. 

Wednesday 15th April 2020

Maternity Services

An update to maternity services has been added to the maternity webpage, click here for more info.

Friday 3rd April 2020

Infant Feeding Team

During COVID-19 the Infant Feeding Team are still available on the Maternity and Neonatal units to support mothers.

However the amount of visits has decreased.

Mothers can still receive infant feeding support from the virtual clinic which is run by our Infant Feeding Coordinator.

This can be accessed by using the following URL: 
or by ringing  07384459308 or 07384459308 for further information or support.

Monday 30th March 2020

Macmillan Information and Support Centre

The Macmillan Information and Support Centre is curently closed for face to face consultations.

This applies to our Wigan Infirmary site and the Thomas Linacre Centre.

The service is still open for telephone consultations on 01942 822760.

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Reassurance Regarding Maternity Services

The WWL Maternity service remains open, however, we have been required to make some changes to how we see women, specifically in Antenatal Clinic and the community.

If you are due to be seen by a midwife or have an Antenatal Clinic appointment one of the Midwifery team will be in contact with you. Some appointments will be done via phone, however some will go ahead but prior to this a midwife will call you.

We appreciate you may be feeling anxious and have some very specific questions so please in the first instance contact your own Midwife her number is on the front of your green notes, if she is not available please contact the community hubs.

Leigh - 01942 264004
Wigan South - 01942 481487
Wigan North - 01942 433602
Ashton - 01942 482476
Thomas Linacre Clinic Outpatients and Scan - 01942 774778
Maternity Triage - 01942 778628

If you think you are in labour or have any concerns about you or your baby please call Maternity Triage as usual and a midwife will be available to advise you.

To assure you, the maternity services remain on site at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary.

We appreciate your patience at this time

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Breast Screening Services

Due to the current COVID 19 risk we have paused breast screening.
If you have a booked appointment or are expecting a screening appointment please be aware that this will no longer be taking place.

Please call 01942 774713 if you have any queries.

During this time staffing levels may be low and there may be a delay getting through to the breast screening office.

In the meantime, if you have any changes in your breast or symptoms that are causing you concern, please contact your GP.

Monday 23rd March 2020

Macmillan Information and Support Centre

The Macmillan Information and Support Centre based at Wigan Infirmary is closed.

However the service is still open for telephone consultations on 01942 822760.

Our centre at the Thomas Linacre Centre is still open for face to face drop in or telephone consultation on 01942 774620.