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Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 allows anyone the right to ask for information about us. On some occasions, there may be cases where we do not need to provide the information which are called exemptions.

Access to Information

The Trust routinely publishes many types of information about:

  • Who we are and what we do
  • What we spend and how we spend it
  • What our priorities are and how we are doing
  • How we make decisions
  • Our policies and procedures
  • The services we offer

This information can be found on our website. If you would like to search our Publication Scheme, please click here.

The information you have requested may have previously been released and in these cases check the Trust Freedom of Information Requests Disclosure Log. Please click here to view this.

Information on the website is provided free of charge. Please note that there is a possibility that you may be charged a fee for the information that you request.

If you are unable to find the information you are looking for, you may make a request in writing to:

Information Governance Officer (Freedom of Information)
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
Wrightington Hospital
Hall Lane
Appley Bridge


Making your request

Be specific

You will get the information faster if you help us identify the exact information you require.
Make sure that you:

  • Are specific about exactly what information you want
  • Provide, where appropriate, a relevant time frame e.g. financial year for 2011 to 2012 or January to April 2012.

Let us know how you would like to receive the information

For example, by post, email.

Provide your contact details

We may need to clarify details of your request. It would be helpful if you could provide us with a contact telephone number.

When we receive your request

We aim to reply promptly to your request, and are obliged by statute to provide a response within 20 working days. Some information may not be available because it falls within one of the exemptions of the Act.

Further information

Further information about the Freedom of Information Act 2000 can be found at the Information Commissioners website at The Information Commissioner oversees the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Please note that public organisations such as Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust will often hold information as part of their normal activities, which cannot be expected to make public. This is recognised in the Freedom of Information Act 2000, which provides exemptions from the obligations under the Act in certain circumstances.