'Miracle' baby is best 40th birthday present mum could ask for

The Bolton News:

9:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

FOR new mum Laura Hind, her bundle of joy was the best 40th birthday present she could have ever received.

Bolton firm sends supplies to help tackle Ebola crisis

The Bolton News: Health workers wearing protective gear wait to carry the body of a person suspected to have died from Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia

4:15pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A BOLTON company has shipped out infection prevention control products to West Africa to help combat the spread of Ebola.

Two social clubs get defibrillators after death of snooker player

The Bolton News:

9:43am Friday 17th October 2014

TWO social clubs have raised cash to buy defibrillators in memory of a snooker fan who died after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Feature: How health services in Bolton have changed over the last 40 years

The Bolton News:

2:45pm Friday 17th October 2014

IN AN age where people are constantly bombarded with information on smart phones, tablets and laptops, society has never been more informed about our health.

VIDEO: The new painful alternative to firewalking - standing on toy building bricks

The Bolton News:

3:46pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

FORGET fire, ice or a bed of nails — brave "soles" are now being asked to walk across ten thousand toy bricks in the name of charity.

Bolton doctors' surgeries to be rated by watchdogs

The Bolton News: Half of GP surgeries open longer

1:47pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

GP surgeries will be inspected and rated for the first time by care watchdogs.

How Gary Parkinson's family are coping with nightmare of locked-in syndrome

The Bolton News:

9:14am Wednesday 15th October 2014

THERE’S a photograph of former Whites star Gary Parkinson on his own website that gathers further poignancy each week that passes for Deborah Park-inson.

Brave heart operation girl enjoys luxury stay at theme park

The Bolton News:

11:05am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A BRAVE little girl given just an 80 per cent chance of survival after a serious operation was given a weekend to remember at a popular theme park.

Bolton transplant patients back 'opt-out' organ donor system

The Bolton News:

8:49am Tuesday 14th October 2014

TRANSPLANT patients in Bolton have given their support to an “opt-out” system of organ donation.

Diabetes diagnosis was 'wake up call'

The Bolton News:

8:47am Tuesday 14th October 2014

HEALTH chiefs have warned that thousands of people are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every year.

VIDEO: Midwives and nurses strike at hospital

The Bolton News:

1:15pm Monday 13th October 2014

MIDWIVES, nurses and other NHS workers stood side by side during a four-hour strike at The Royal Bolton Hospital.

Arriva hits back after MP slams patient transport service

The Bolton News:

10:45am Monday 13th October 2014

PATIENT transport bosses have hit back at the shadow health secretary for criticising their service.

Learning lyrics helps cancer battler beat memory loss side-effect

The Bolton News:

9:38am Monday 13th October 2014

A WOMAN who suffered memory loss from chemotherapy as she battled cancer sang her way to recovery after joining a Bolton choir.

Cyclists raise £7,000 with Manchester to Blackpool ride

The Bolton News:

8:32am Monday 13th October 2014

A SMALL team of volunteers from Bolton raised £7,000 for The Christie by cycling 63 miles.

Support for carers of people with dementia

The Bolton News:

10:56am Monday 13th October 2014

CARERS looking after relatives with dementia were given extra support at a training day.

Mental health detention suite 'saves police 400 hours per month'

The Bolton News: One in ten in town have mental health problems

8:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

A SPECIALIST mental health detention suite is saving Bolton police up to 400 hours of officers’ time every month, it has been claimed.

Mental health services 'being put up for sale', claim campaigners

The Bolton News:

7:40am Saturday 11th October 2014

HEALTH services for victims of anxiety and depression are being “put up for sale”, campaigners claim.

Diabetes costs taxpayer more than £6 million per year

The Bolton News:

6:40am Saturday 11th October 2014

HEALTH chiefs spend more than £6 million on diabetes care a year, new figures show.

Stressed charity workers get massages to help them relax

The Bolton News:

10:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

BOSSES of a lifeline charity have been praised — for giving massages to help relax staff.

Bolton health worker arrested on suspicion of tampering with blood samples

The Bolton News: More blood donation clinics to boost stocks

12:05pm Friday 10th October 2014

A BOLTON health worker has been arrested after shocked staff discovered damaged packets blood donated by the public.

Hundreds of hospital staff to strike on Monday in pay row

The Bolton News: Car parking costs set to rise at the Royal Bolton Hospital

6:00am Friday 10th October 2014

HOSPITAL chiefs are preparing for hundreds of staff to walk out on strike on Monday.

Superfit widower's goal to run 100 marathons to help him cope with death of wife

The Bolton News:

8:23am Friday 10th October 2014

A GRIEVING widower set himself the mammoth challenge of running 100 marathons when his wife was dying of breast cancer.

'How to brush your teeth is one of the most important things you can learn as a child'

The Bolton News:

1:43pm Friday 10th October 2014

MANY toddlers in Bolton do not own their own toothbrush or clean their teeth every day.

Residents grill health secretary over closure of beds at Westhoughton care home

The Bolton News:

12:38pm Friday 10th October 2014

ELDERLY residents challenged the health secretary on the closure of beds at their Westhoughton care home.

Warning over Bolton's 'diabetes tsunami'

The Bolton News: ROUTINE Diabetes sufferers must check their blood sugar level regularly and some may need to inject insulin daily, right

9:23am Thursday 9th October 2014

A “DIABETES tsunami” is engulfing Bolton’s population, a leading doctor has warned.

Mum sheds the pounds after learning her weight gain was caused by menopause

The Bolton News:

8:46am Thursday 9th October 2014

A MUM-OF-TWO who piled on the pounds blaming depression after the breakdown of her marriage found out she had actually gone through an early menopause.

Charity ball raises £20,000 for Christie

The Bolton News:

2:48pm Thursday 9th October 2014

A GLITZY charity ball helped two ambitious fundraisers achieve their aim of collecting £20,000 for The Christie in less than a year.

Zoe Milton campaign breaks £30,000 barrier

The Bolton News:

12:48pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

FUNDRAISING in memory of cancer victim Zoe Milton has now passed the £30,000 mark.

Call to scrap hospital car park charges

The Bolton News: Hospital parking system deemed a failure

8:50am Tuesday 7th October 2014

PARKING charges at the Royal Bolton Hospital are "taxing the ill" and should be scrapped, a Bolton MP has said.

Massive baby boom in Bolton

The Bolton News: Baby boom?

8:27am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A MASSIVE baby boom in Bolton has been blamed on a lack of family planning.

Student delivers baby while on work experience

The Bolton News:

10:07am Tuesday 7th October 2014

TEENAGER Charlotte Purcell went on work experience — and ended up delivering a baby.

Tributes to much-loved voice of hospital radio

The Bolton News:

9:43am Tuesday 7th October 2014

A MUCH-LOVED voice of hospital radio has left a lasting legacy at the Royal Bolton.

Children, pregnant women and long-term sick should have flu vaccine now, warn Bolton health bosses

The Bolton News:

9:40am Tuesday 7th October 2014

HEALTH chiefs are urging people at risk of catching flu to have their vaccine early ahead of winter.

'I used to veg out, but now I've lost weight by eating vegetables', says slimmer

The Bolton News:

9:10am Tuesday 7th October 2014

SEVEN years ago, the only vegetable that would feature in Simone Fay’s life was when she would “veg out” on her couch with a glass of wine and a takeaway.

Major health service shake-up may be delayed until after Christmas

The Bolton News: The Royal Bolton Hospital

10:04am Tuesday 7th October 2014

THE final decision on radical proposals to transform NHS services may not be made until after Christmas, The Bolton News can reveal.

Hospital bosses defend decision to close 50 mental health beds

The Bolton News: The Royal Bolton Hospital

11:30am Monday 6th October 2014

MEDICAL chiefs have defended the decision to close 50 mental health beds at the Royal Bolton Hospital after criticism from councillors.

Cervical cancer survivor does Tough Mudder challenge

The Bolton News:

9:41am Monday 6th October 2014

A MUM who beat cervical cancer has conquered her latest tough challenge.

Bolton teenager's night-time walk after family's double cancer blow

The Bolton News:

10:04am Monday 6th October 2014

FINDING out one family member has cancer is hard enough — but teenager Emily Clinton has been given the devastating news twice during her life.

Almost half of patients using Arriva hospital service are late, new figures show

The Bolton News:

7:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

Almost half of Bolton patients being taken to hospital appointments by transport company Arriva are not getitng there on time according to new figures.

Farnworth mum's campaign after tragic baby dies from rare heart condition

The Bolton News:

7:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

LITTLE Olly James lived for just four weeks — but he left his devastated mum with a lifetime of memories.

Warning over young people 'pre-loading' on cheap booze before a night out

The Bolton News: Cheap alcohol on sale in the North-East

10:50am Friday 3rd October 2014

A LEADING Bolton doctor has warned young people about the dangers of “pre-loading” before a night out.

Charlotte goes sober for October

The Bolton News:

9:34am Friday 3rd October 2014

STEP away from the sauvignon.

Hospital bosses ask for £30 million to improve busy A&E

The Bolton News:

11:48am Thursday 2nd October 2014

HOSPITAL chiefs will call on the government for a further £30 million cash boost in a bid to improve its busy A&E as well as its IT systems.

Deaf campaigner leaves £30,000 in his will to create new nursery

The Bolton News:

9:59am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A NEW nursery for youngsters with hearing problems has been opened — after a deaf campaigner left £30,000 in his will to fund the project.

Family of tragic postman call for more research into deadly disease

The Bolton News:

8:59am Thursday 2nd October 2014

THE family of a postman who died of a deadly asbestos cancer has called for more research into the deadly disease.

Bolton doctors blast 7-day-a-week plan

The Bolton News: Half of GP surgeries open longer

7:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

DOCTORS have criticised David Cameron’s promise to give people access to a GP seven days a week.

Mark Two man has his colourful hair shaved off

The Bolton News:

12:55pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

BRAVE Adam Cropper had a very close crop for charity.

Little Lever bowling club gets life-saving defibrillator

The Bolton News: Members of the Mytham Park Veterans Bowling Club with the defibrillator they purchased

4:24pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A BOWLING club in Little Lever is hoping to save lives after raising enough money to buy its first-ever defibrillator.

15-year-old determined to help her sister

The Bolton News:

2:52pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THERE is nothing stronger than the bond between siblings - so when schoolgirl Jade Shepherd found out her sister had been diagnosed with a debilitating illness she was determined to do something about it.

Fred Dibnah's biggest fan does 11,000ft skydive

The Bolton News:

2:48pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

DAREDEVIL fundraising champion Wendy Close jumped 11,000 ft in aid of a charity which supported Fred Dibnah in his final days.

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