THE borough's hospital trust has been praised in its latest inspection.

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) was given an overall rating of "good" after a visit by healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The rating comes after inspectors scrutinised three WWL services last year October including surgery and maternity services at Leigh Infirmary.

The CQC found the trust's maternity services had improved in three areas from the last inspection in 2017 from "requires improvement" to "good".

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The report, which was published yesterday, Wednesday, said: "Staff treated patients with compassion and kindness, respected their privacy and dignity, and took account of their individual needs.

"The trust planned and provided care in a way that met the needs of local people and the communities served.

"People could generally access the trust when they needed it and received the right care promptly."

Inspectors found improvements need to be made though

The report said: "Not all surgical services had a clear vision and strategy as plans were dependent on progress in regional developments within the wider health economy.

"In surgery, risks we identified during our inspection had not been identified and mitigated through the risk management processes."

The trust say action plans are in place to tackle issues raised.

WWL chairman Robert Armstrong said he was "really pleased" with the outcome and "it is a great tribute" to the "hard working staff".

Chief executive Silas Nicholls added: “We will continue on our improvement journey to be outstanding in everything we do and work together to ensure our patients and community continue to receive the best possible care."