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Warrington and Halton Hospitals (WHH) employs approximately 4,100 staff to provide first class services in three locations across the northwest of England: Warrington Hospital; The Nightingale Building (formerly known as Halton General Hospital); and The Captain Sir Tom Moore Building (previously named Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre). The Trust was named as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in the NHS by the Health Service Journal in 2014.
The majority of the Trust’s emergency care and complex surgical care takes place at Warrington Hospital, in the city centre, where the Trust’s A&E and maternity services are located. Many new departments and facilities have opened at the hospital over the last few years, and nearly every ward has been refurbished, allowing it to provide a full range of expert inpatient and outpatient services.
Routine surgery is undertaken at the Nightingale Building in the nearby town of Runcorn. They also provide chemotherapy services on site and the hospital is home to the Delamere Macmillan Unit, which offers cancer support and advice. Next door, is The Captain Sir Tom Moore Building, which provides orthopaedic surgery services to the Trust’s patients.
With around 600 beds across its hospitals – which are just 10 miles apart – the Trust serves a local population of 330,000 people and is committed to continually improving the quality of care, embracing new ways of working and developing and empowering its staff to lead change and improvement.
Location and cost of living
Located on the banks of the famous River Mersey, the town of Warrington is equidistant from both Liverpool and Manchester (and their respective airports), and within easy reach of the Peak District, North Wales and the Lake District. With Runcorn just 10 miles south of the city, staff working at the Trust’s other facilities also enjoy easy access to the surrounding areas, both by car and public transport.
Warrington town centre has been a hub of activity ever since it was founded by the Romans, who took advantage of its location for trading. By the Middle Ages, when local textile and tool production were beginning to be established, it had become well-known as a market town. Since then, it has evolved into the largest town in the Country of Cheshire and is popular with both tourists and locals alike.
It’s not all commerce and industry in this part of the region, however. Warrington is also blessed with fabulous parks, glorious canals and wonderful countryside, including Rixton Claypits, Lymm Dam, Risley Moss, Woolston Eyes and Walton Hall and Gardens – ideal for day trips and short breaks.
Further South, in Runcorn, the town enjoys a spectacular view of the ruins of Halton Castle, a beautiful historic landmark situated on top of nearby Halton Hill. Those who venture up the hill are rewarded with an interesting view of the town, too, where tightly packed houses – developed in response to the industrialisation of the area in the early 20th century – surround various green spaces, including Runcorn Hill and the extensive Town Park.
The cost of living
The actual cost of living in any part of Britain can vary a lot, depending on the type of accommodation you find, as well as your personal spending habits and lifestyle. However, it’s fair to say that Warrington is a relatively affordable place to live when compared with other parts of the UK (especially London and South-East of England). To get a sense of how much various goods and services cost, we recommend having a look at the Numbeo website.