Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is located in Greater Manchester
Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Shown in Greater Manchester
Location Great Leaver, Greater Manchester, England
Coordinates 53°33′14″N 2°25′48″W / 53.553957°N 2.429894°W / 53.553957; -2.429894Coordinates: 53°33′14″N 2°25′48″W / 53.553957°N 2.429894°W / 53.553957; -2.429894
Care system NHS
Funding NHS foundation trust
Emergency department Yes

The Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is based in the town of Farnworth, near Bolton, in Greater Manchester (Previously based just outside the town centre opposite Queens Park). It provides NHS health care services for the people in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton and surrounding areas. Prior to its acquisition of Foundation Trust status in October 2008, the trust was known as Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust. Bolton Hospitals integrated with some of the community services which were formerly part of Bolton Primary Care Trust in July 2011 to form Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.


The Trust is based on several sites across the wider Metropolitan Borough of Bolton including a number of health centres and clinics, and the Royal Bolton Hospital in Farnworth.

Other NHS Trusts on-site[edit]

Mental health services are provided by Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust on the Royal Bolton Hospital site, and include wards K1-3, Maple House (Psychiatric Intensive Care), Hazelwood, Redwood and Hawthorn House. NHS Bolton (formerly Bolton Primary Care Trust) operates some services on site, including Genito-Urinary Medicine and the BCU (Bolton Community Unit) intermediate care facility. Additionally, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust maintains a Renal Dialysis Unit on the hospital site.

Making It Better[edit]

Under the "Making it Better"[1] development plan for Greater Manchester's hospitals, the Royal Bolton Hospital has become one of the three sites to have specialised paediatric and neonatal services.

Royal Bolton Hospital[edit]

The Royal Bolton Hospital is one of the busiest NHS hospitals in the North West and the busiest in Greater Manchester, having over 32,000 admissions in 2007-08 year.[2]


  • A4 - Acute Stroke Unit (ASU)
  • B1 - Winter Pressures ward (short stay)
  • B2 - complex care (mixed)
  • B3/B4 - Complex Care / Endocrine
  • C1 - Cardiology and Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
  • C2 - Complex Care and haematology
  • C3 - Gastroeneterology
  • C4 - Complex care/stroke
  • D1/D2 - Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMRU)
  • D3/D4 - Respiratory Medicine
  • E3/E4 - General Surgery
  • E5 - Paediatric
  • F3 - Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU)
  • F4 - Orthopaedics/Urology
  • F5 - Breast Surgery/ENT
  • F6 - Elective Surgery/High Dependency Unit (HDU)
  • G3 - Orthopaedics/Trauma Stabilisation Unit (TSU)
  • G4 - Orthopaedics
  • G5 - Paediatric Assessment Unit/Paediatric Surgery
  • G6 - Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • H1 - Women's Health Unit
  • H2 - Ophthalmology/Day Surgery
  • H3 - Stroke Rehab
  • J1 - 65+ psychiatric ward
  • J2 - 65+ psychiatric ward
  • K1 - Psychiatric ward
  • K2 - Psychiatric ward
  • K3 - Psychiatric ward
  • Linden Ward - (Formally Redwood & Hawthorn House) Mixed female and male dementia ward
  • Maple House - Psychiatric intensive care unit ward
  • M1 - Gynaecology
  • M2 - Ante-Natal Unit
  • M3-M6 - Obstetrics & Maternity

Other facilities at the Royal Bolton Hospital include:

  • Accident and Emergency (incorporating Children's A&E)
  • Bolton Breast Unit (which covers Bolton, Bury and parts of Wigan)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Endoscopy (including dedicated Bowel Cancer Screening unit)
  • Pathology; including Haematology, Microbiology and Clinical Biochemistry
  • Radiology


The Trust is an Associated Teaching Hospital allied to Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, and contributes to the training of medical students from The University of Manchester.

A large number of nursing students from the University of Salford train at Bolton in each of the Adult, Child and Mental Health disclipines.


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