Health services to get £50 million cash injection - but not in Bolton

The Bolton News: On-call NHS staff to get parking permits

12:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

HEALTH bosses in Bolton have said that their number one priority is to improve patient access to doctors — despite missing out on a share of the government's £50 million handout.

Egerton Primary School gets life-saving defibrillator

The Bolton News: Pupils Isaac Harulow and Holly Bent with Joan Caswell

11:04am Tuesday 15th April 2014

YOUNGSTERS and teachers now have access to life-saving equipment at Egerton Primary School.

Popular neonatal nurse retires after 35 years of looking after Bolton's babies

The Bolton News: Margaret Watt with her collegues at the Royal Bolton Hospital

9:33am Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Royal Bolton Hospital is bidding farewell to one of its longest-serving neonatal nurses.

New £2 million centre for disabled adults opens in former Tonge Moor Labour Club

The Bolton News: At the opening of the new centre, from left, Chris Gallagher, contracts manager for GB Building Solutions, Amanda Plimley, Lucie Plimley, service user, Ian Proctor, disability and autism day service manager and Cllr Llinda Thomas

9:14am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A NEW facility for disabled adults is set to open in the former Tonge Moor Labour Club.

'Health care in Bolton must change', warn NHS bosses

The Bolton News: Dr Stephen Liversedge gets his message across

11:12am Monday 14th April 2014

HEALTH care services in Bolton must change if they are to cope with growing demand, GPs said at a town hall NHS summit.

Turton author's book charts family's experience of cancer

The Bolton News: Author Christine L Conroy

9:22am Monday 14th April 2014

WHEN Christine Conroy’s mum said she should write a book about their family’s horrific experiences of cancer, she decided to do just that.

Bolton Wanderers fan overcomes brain tumour to take on London Marathon

The Bolton News: Gareth Dunn after completing the London Marathon in 2010

7:25am Saturday 12th April 2014

WHEN a lifelong Bolton Wanderers fan found out he had a malignant brain tumour in March last year, his life was turned upside down.

Report that sparked death rates probe at Royal Bolton Hospital 'fell below standards'

The Bolton News: The Royal Bolton Hospital

10:02am Friday 11th April 2014

HEALTH experts have criticised the body that sparked a controversial investigation into death rates at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Mum: 'I didn't think twice before donating kidney to my husband'

The Bolton News: Jennie Smith and her mother Pauline Birch

9:23am Friday 11th April 2014

NO one knows the importance of organ donation more than Pauline Birch and her daughter Jennie Smith.

'Lung cancer won't stop me cycling'

The Bolton News: Derek Couple on his training bike

8:56am Friday 11th April 2014

WHEN cycling fanatic Derek Coupe was diagnosed with lung cancer, he was determined to carry on with the sport he loved.

Tragic baby's parents help other families record their precious memories

The Bolton News: Parents Mahmoud Seliman and Jane Moulton

8:43am Thursday 10th April 2014

BROKEN-hearted parents whose miracle baby lived for just 46 days are hoping to give other families the chance to record lasting memories.

Tributes to 'brave little princess' after she loses battle with brain tumour

The Bolton News: Jessica Green’s smiles lit up her family’s life

8:35am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE devastated parents of a six-year-old girl have paid tribute to their brave little “princess” who defied the odds and fought terminal cancer for three years.

Couple enter London Marathon after losing 15 stone between them

The Bolton News: Shirley and Kieran Lloyd out running with Andy Burnham.

12:06pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A COUPLE who lost 15 stone between them have signed up for their biggest challenge yet — running the London Marathon.

Plans for Winifred Kettle care home are 'brilliant for Westhoughton'

The Bolton News: The Winifred Kettle care home in Westhoughton

9:33am Tuesday 8th April 2014

PLANS to scrap intermediate and respite services at a Westhoughton care home are going ahead.

Health bosses to spend £600,000 on 24-hour home care

The Bolton News: The role of Winifred Kettle care centre in Westhoughton will be changing

9:31am Tuesday 8th April 2014

HOME healthcare for recovering patients will be provided 24 hours a day after a £600,000 investment.

Hundreds of Bolton families missing out on money to help care for relatives

The Bolton News: Councils defend criticism of 15-minute appointments for elderly and disabled

9:21am Tuesday 8th April 2014

HUNDREDS of families are missing out on money to help with the cost of nursing care for their elderly or sick relatives, a Bolton solicitor has warned.

10-year-old overcomes asthma to finish charity swimathon

The Bolton News: Jessica Jackson raised £236 for Families and Babies

8:01am Monday 7th April 2014

HAVING asthma was never going to stop brave 10-year-old Jessica Jackson from completing a swimathon for charity.

Couple thank medical team who helped them after death of baby Spud

The Bolton News: The challengers: Top row, Gareth Caunce, Rosh Fakira, Natalie Clarke, Sara Davies, Gill Dover and Josh Dover. Bottom row: Danny Davies, James Clarke, Craig Davies and Dave Lewis

7:46am Monday 7th April 2014

THE heartbreak of losing a baby during childbirth is still a painful memory for Clare and Danny Davies — but that has not stopped them from thanking the medical teams who helped them through the ordeal.

St Maxentius daredevils abseil from Trafford Centre tower to raise money for life-saving equipment

The Bolton News: Time for a smile at the top of the Bell Tower

8:35am Saturday 5th April 2014

PARENTS and teachers at St Maxentius CE Primary turned daredevils to raise money for lifesaving equipment for their school — and others in Bolton.

Hospital bosses told: 'It's okay to have more superbugs'

The Bolton News: SUPERBUG: The number of C.diff cases has fallen in Worcestershire.

8:32am Saturday 5th April 2014

HEALTH chiefs have hit back at a “ridiculous” superbug target for the next financial year.

Air pollution 'still high across England'

The Bolton News: Desert Storm...........Hazy sun over Worcester Cathedral,caused by inland smog and dust, swept in from the Sahara Desert. Picture Jonathan Barry 2.4.14 1414562501 (5058247)

11:56am Friday 4th April 2014

Air pollution levels are still high across parts of England and Wales but are expected to reduce later today.

'Spinal unit refused to scan my son because they said he would never walk again'

The Bolton News: Cory Peyton with his mum Michelle

9:34am Friday 4th April 2014

THE mother of a brave teenager who was left paralysed after a holiday accident claims that a spinal unit refused to scan her son because he would “never walk again”.

'If it wasn't for wonder pill I could be dead already'

The Bolton News: Chris Evans, who has chronic myeloid leukaemia, is taking part in the Manchester 10k run

9:01am Friday 4th April 2014

TEN years ago, Chris Evans could have had just weeks to live.

27-year-old's shock as IVF treatment reveals golf ball-sized cancer

The Bolton News: Laura, front, with, from left, Julianne Foster, Carla Grainey, Kerrie Lamb and Jennifer King

10:55pm Friday 4th April 2014

LAURA Hodgkinson has good reason to be thankful that her IVF treatment — in a bid to become pregnant — had to be stopped.

'Forget no makeup selfies - here's the real face of cancer'

The Bolton News: Lily Beswick undergoing cancer treatment in hospital

9:33am Thursday 3rd April 2014

CLAIR Beswick knows better than anyone what the face of cancer looks like.

3-year-old boy at risk of brain damage fighting fit after pioneering treatment

The Bolton News: Joe Haywood and his grandfather Chris

9:08am Thursday 3rd April 2014

WHEN little Joe Haywood was born, his parents were told he had a 50 per cent chance of suffering permanent brain damage.

UPDATE: Air pollution from Sahara dust cloud hits Bolton

The Bolton News: The smog is expected to hit parts of Essex

11:11am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

POLLUTION from a smog cloud caused by sand from the Sahara Desert has hit Bolton.

Bolton's first public access defibrillator installed in Little Lever

The Bolton News: Claire Axon, left, with Tracey Wilkinson, fundraising manager of Bolton ICD Support Group

9:54am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE first public access life-saving defibrillator has been installed in Little Lever in memory of a loving husband and father who died suddenly on Christmas Day, 2012.

Hospital bosses cut £18 million from budget 'but still improve services'

The Bolton News: The Royal Bolton Hospital

9:44am Monday 31st March 2014

FINANCE bosses at the Royal Bolton Hospital have managed to save £18 million this financial year.

Mum's trek in memory of husband who died from sudden heart failure

The Bolton News: Suzanna Smith

8:17am Monday 31st March 2014

A BRAVE mum whose husband died from an undiagnosed heart condition is to take on a challenging trek in his memory.

Brave Georgia, aged seven, does the Cancer Slam

The Bolton News: Ann Wood and granddaughter Georgia Kelly

8:00am Monday 31st March 2014

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD cancer survivor will be leading Race for Life’s Cancer Slam dance this summer.

Hospital bosses save £18 million in last year

The Bolton News: The Royal Bolton Hospital

9:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

FINANCE bosses at the Royal Bolton Hospital have managed to save £18 million this financial year.

Health chiefs defend mental health bed closures

The Bolton News: Coffee time

9:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

MENTAL health chiefs have strongly defended their proposals to deliver care in the community.

Mental health staff slam plans to close 50 beds

The Bolton News: Mental health staff slam plans to close 50 beds

9:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

MENTAL health campaigners and staff have criticised plans to close 50 mental health beds at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Royal Bolton Hospital has to make £73 million of cuts

The Bolton News: The Royal Bolton Hospital

10:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

THE Royal Bolton Hospital has to make £73 million of cuts over the next five years.

Hospital hopes to come out of health watchdog "breach" this year

The Bolton News: David Wakefield, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust chairman

9:30am Wednesday 26th March 2014

HOSPITAL chiefs are hoping the trust will come out of “breach” with health watchdogs this year.

Group forced to give up after 20 years of helping people

The Bolton News: Group forced to give up after 20 years of helping people

8:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

IT IS the end of an era for a group which has supported people living with osteoporosis for more than 20 years.

Brave Jodie, aged three, can finally sit with her family

The Bolton News: Brave Jodie, aged three, can finally sit with her family

10:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

LITTLE Jodie Settle can finally sit with her family now the brave three-year-old has a special chair to make her life easier.

Cancer Voices Choir given huge boost

8:00am Monday 24th March 2014

THE Bolton Cancer Voices choir is celebrating after it was given a donation by David Wilson Homes North West’s Our Space, Your Place scheme.

Devoted daughter backs Cancer Research UK Race For Life in memory of mum

The Bolton News: Keri and Janice Truesdale

7:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

A DEVOTED daughter who lost her mum to cancer is taking part in Race for Life in her name.

Brave heart operation girl is one of youngest in UK to swim 400 metres

The Bolton News: Rosanna Ogden in the pool at the Georgian House Hotel, Blackrod

8:00am Friday 21st March 2014

A BRAVE little girl who had a life-saving operation just weeks after she was born has become one of the youngest children in the UK to swim 400 metres.

'How Zumba helped me lose eight stone'

The Bolton News: A slim Jo Bradley with a pair of outsize jeans

7:40am Friday 21st March 2014

A MUM-of-two has shimmied off more than eight stone by taking up Zumba classes — because she feared she would die young like her mum.

Reconstruction of man's face using 3D printer is 'major development'

The Bolton News: Stephen Power, before and after his 3D surgery

7:00am Friday 21st March 2014

THE reconstruction of a badly injured motorcyclist’s face with a 3D printer has been hailed a “major development” by a Bolton expert.

The shock of breast cancer in men

The Bolton News: Stuart Webb sitting in a bath of custard to raise money for Cancer Research UK

6:50am Friday 21st March 2014

WHEN Stuart Webb was told he had breast cancer, it came as the “biggest shock of his life”.

Helen Flanagan's done a no makeup selfie - and so can you

The Bolton News: Helen Flanagan's no makeup selfie

4:32pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THE latest craze to sweep social media is the no makeup selfie, and The Bolton News wants to see women – and men – across the borough bare all in aid of Cancer Research UK.

'Thanks for the kidney that gave me life'

The Bolton News: Adam Bhaji, Becky and Ellie at the bake sale

8:57am Thursday 20th March 2014

A STUDENT given the gift of life has helped to raise more than £300 for Kidney Research UK.

Bolton eye experts will assess Team GB Paralympic skiers at next games

The Bolton News: Cara Burns, left, Jeff Kwartz and Alison Wilson

8:52am Thursday 20th March 2014

EYE specialists at the Royal Bolton Hospital have been invited to assess Team GB’s alpine skiing team at the next Paralympics in South Korea.

Smithills woman will do Midnight Memories walk in memory of mum

The Bolton News: Nicola Johnson, right, and sister Sarah Gaskell.

8:49am Thursday 20th March 2014

NICOLA Johnson will take on the Midnight Memories Walk for the second time this summer — in memory of her mum.

Plans to make Bolton more family friendly may cut alcohol-related hospital admissions, says expert

The Bolton News: Dr Kieran Moriarty

8:44am Thursday 20th March 2014

PLANS to transform Bolton town centre and make it more "family friendly" at night may reduce drink-related admissions at the Royal Bolton Hospital, a leading consultant has said.

9 ways to make yourself happier

The Bolton News: These people are happy. Just look at those smiling faces. You can be too, experts believe, if you follow this guide.

4:17pm Thursday 20th March 2014

TODAY is "International Happiness Day", and we've spoken to experts from Action For Happiness, who have come up with 9 ways to make you a happier person.

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