Rival hospitals form new alliance amid controversial health reforms

The Bolton News:

6:20pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

RIVAL hospitals in Bolton, Wigan and Salford — who were competing against each other to become a “super hospital” — have formed a new alliance, The Bolton News can reveal.

Smokers fined in crackdown on littering

The Bolton News:

2:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

SMOKERS caught dropping cigarette butts in Bolton town centre have been fined in a new crackdown on littering.

Midwife retires after 43 years

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

A RETIRING midwife who has welcomed thousands of babies into the world says her career almost took a turn in the opposite direction.

Consultation dubbed 'dishonest' as politicians and health bosses clash over major hospital change plan

The Bolton News:

12:09pm Friday 12th September 2014

HEALTH chiefs and politicians have clashed over radical proposals to transform hospital care.

Kick the habit with the help of Bolton's stop smoking service

The Bolton News:

10:00am Friday 12th September 2014

IT’S the habit you’ve wanted to kick for years, but for some reason there’s just never a good time to stub out the cigs for good.

Farewell to Bolton's funniest doctor

The Bolton News:

12:15pm Thursday 11th September 2014

HE is known as one of the funniest men in medicine and a treasured consultant at Royal Bolton Hospital.

Healthier Together experts face public questions

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

5:38pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Healthier Together experts will thrash out the pros and cons of radical proposals for hospital care across Greater Manchester.

Public Question Time-style event on massive health changes tonight

The Bolton News:

9:01am Wednesday 10th September 2014

HEALTH chiefs will thrash out the pros and cons of radical proposals for hospital care at a public meeting.

Daughter's 'horror story' about failing Heaton care home

The Bolton News: Ladymead care home in Heaton

7:19am Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE daughter of a former resident at Ladymead has spoken out about the conditions at the failing care home.

Nursing home 'forced to close' after damning health watchdog report

The Bolton News: Ladymead care home in Heaton

7:25am Monday 8th September 2014

RESIDENTS have been moved out of a failing nursing home after a third damning report by care watchdogs.

Quit smoking, says Paddy McGuinness

The Bolton News:

9:30am Monday 8th September 2014

PADDY McGuinness will encourage smokers to “no lighty” as part of the Stoptober quit smoking campaign.

Acoustic band 'overwhelmed' by support for Alzheimer's

The Bolton News:

9:23am Monday 8th September 2014

AN acoustic band gigging for charity has said it is overwhelmed at the generosity of Bolton shoppers.

Muamba drops in as Asda installs defibrillators in all its shops

The Bolton News:

12:29pm Sunday 7th September 2014

FABRICE Muamba visited a Bolton Asda for a defibrillator training session after supermarket bosses agreed to install the life-saving devices in all its stores, offices and depots.

Former Prestons of Bolton boss died the day after he was moved out of specialist care ward

The Bolton News:

10:04am Saturday 6th September 2014

THE former boss of Prestons of Bolton died a day after hospital staff moved him out of a ward with superior nursing care, an inquest heard.

Mum was rebuilding life after house party attack when she died from flesh-eating virus

The Bolton News:

8:38am Thursday 4th September 2014

THE family of a mum who suffered “unsurvivable injuries” after a brain haemorrhage said she had only just started rebuilding her life after a vicious assault seven years ago which left her with a flesh-eating virus.

Free activities to celebrate 10 years of Bolton Community Leisure Trust

The Bolton News:

8:09am Thursday 4th September 2014

KEEP fit fanatics can take part in a host of free activities — as the organisation which runs Bolton’s leisure centres celebrates its 10th birthday.

Teenager may have died after injecting insulin to lose weight

The Bolton News:

9:52am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A TEENAGER who died after injecting herself with insulin may have done it in an attempt to lose weight, an inquest heard.

Brave terminal cancer mum's joy as she lives to see son start school

The Bolton News:

12:03pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

SEEING your child off to school is a happy time for every parent.

Quads are all smiles on first day at school

The Bolton News:

10:53am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

BOLTON’S record-breaking quads were all smiles for their first day at school.

101-year-old still goes out on town twice a week

The Bolton News:

9:59am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

FLORENCE Wadsworth may have just turned 101 — but she is not letting her age get in the way of enjoying life to the full.

Bolton 4-year-old wows Olympic swimmer Keri-Anne Payne

The Bolton News:

9:35am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

REAL-LIFE “water baby” Rosanna Ogden has been wowing yet more Olympic swimmers after becoming the youngest person to take part in a national swimming event.

Bolton News wins award for helping Cancer Research

The Bolton News:

9:33am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

THE Bolton News has been honoured by Cancer Research UK.

Bolton's hospital food 'among worst in country'

The Bolton News: Hospital food doesn’t agree with everyone

6:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

FOOD served up at the Royal Bolton Hospital has been ranked “among the worst” in the country by patients.

Quads ready for first day at school

The Bolton News:

3:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HUNDREDS of children across Bolton were today experiencing their first day at school — but for one family the occasion was four times as special.

£1.3 million cuts needed for Bolton health services to break even

The Bolton News: Su Long

10:48am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HEALTH chiefs will need to make further cuts of more than £1.3 million if they are to break even this year.

Family fun day at Breightmet United ground raises £200 in memory of cancer dad

The Bolton News:

11:53am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

THE family of a man who died from cancer raised more than £200 for The Christie.

Bradshaw street party raises £1,000 for hospice - and dads get cream pies in face

The Bolton News:

8:37am Saturday 30th August 2014

RESIDENTS on a street in Bradshaw raised nearly £1,000 for Bolton Hospice — by throwing their own party.

Care home warned to make urgent improvements

The Bolton News:

8:30am Saturday 30th August 2014

A CARE home has been warned that it must make urgent improvements after an inspection.

Bolton's first colour run starts tomorrow

The Bolton News:

9:10am Saturday 30th August 2014

CARERS will be taking part in the town's most colourful fundraising event in aid of Bolton Hospice.

Question Time-style debate about massive healthcare changes on Tuesday

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

9:23am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Bolton News will chair a Question Time-style debate on radical proposals to shake up hospital care.

Life after stroke: how Little Lever support group helps survivors and carers get back on track

The Bolton News:

8:36am Friday 29th August 2014

STROKE. A word many of us associate with trauma or a time when a loved one’s health was changed forever.

Doctor lost 6 stone to inspire her patients

The Bolton News:

9:05am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A BOLTON GP who lost six stone to help inspire her patients to keep their weight down has been crowned Woman of the Year at Lostock Slimming World.

Friend of 'inspirational' tragic cancer mum has her head shaved

The Bolton News:

8:47am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A FRIEND of tragic cancer sufferer Lesley Bostock has raised nearly £4,000 in her memory by shaving her hair.

Daughter's skydive to help lung cancer dad

The Bolton News:

9:03am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A WOMAN whose father is battling lung cancer has raised £3,000 for Bolton Hospice — and will jump from 10,000 feet in aid of the charity.

Young arthritis sufferer develops app to help children battling the condition

The Bolton News:

8:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A TWENTY-YEAR-OLD arthritis sufferer is putting his tech skills to the test help other youngsters living with debilitating condition.

Royal Bolton Hospital fails stroke targets and recruits new consultant

The Bolton News: The Royal Bolton Hospital

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AN “UNACCEPTABLE” number of stroke patients are not being assessed quickly enough at the Royal Bolton Hospital, according to monthly figures.

Bolton nurses achieve a national first as they now carry out revolutionary eye injections

The Bolton News:

9:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

NURSES at Royal Bolton Hospital are among the first in the country to carry out eye revolutionary injections on patients.

Blind motorist swaps four wheels for two

The Bolton News:

8:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

A VISUALLY impaired motor enthusiast who lost his driving licence because of he lost his sight will soon be back on the road — when he replaces four wheels with two.

Claire optimistic over new cancer statistics

The Bolton News:

8:16am Thursday 21st August 2014

A CANCER survivor has welcomed the news that death rates for some of the UK’s most common cancers have fallen.

Warning as Bolton population predicted to hit 300,000 in 20 years

The Bolton News: BUSY DAY Crowds enjoyed browsing the stalls in the bank holiday sunshine

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THE population of Bolton will top 300,000 in the next 20 years — placing a greater strain on cash-strapped health and social care services.

Pensioner bikes 50 miles the day before his 83rd birthday

The Bolton News:

9:28am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A KEEN bike rider cycled more than 50 miles for charity — the day before his 83rd birthday.

Children may have to travel out of Bolton to have teeth removed

The Bolton News: Worcester second cheapest place in the county to visit a private dentist

9:49am Tuesday 19th August 2014

CHILDREN may have to travel out of Bolton to have teeth removed — due to changes in theatre space at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Specialist dementia care home opens in Bolton

The Bolton News:

8:17am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A specialist dementia care unit has opened after Bolton was given £1 million of government funding to improve care in the town.

'Back Royal Bolton's bid to become super hospital', says top doctor

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

12:09pm Monday 18th August 2014

AN internationally acclaimed doctor and his team are urging people to back the Royal Bolton in radical hospital proposals.

Mum who lost seven stones in 18 months will take on half marathon

The Bolton News:

12:01pm Monday 18th August 2014

A FINANCE officer who lost seven stones in just 18 months is hoping to inspire other mums by running a half marathon.

Halliwell mum shaves off long hair for charity

The Bolton News:

3:58pm Monday 18th August 2014

A MUM from Halliwell has proved she is “brave to shave” after chopping off her long hair for charity.

Iraqi teenager wants to repay UK by becoming doctor

The Bolton News:

3:42pm Monday 18th August 2014

TEENAGER Hana Barzinji wants to repay the UK as a doctor — after fleeing her wartorn homeland at the age of four.

Art studio for mental health patients opens in Bolton town centre

The Bolton News:

11:16am Saturday 16th August 2014

AN art studio for mental health patients has officially opened its doors.

Heart transplant saves Darcy Lever dad's life

The Bolton News:

11:55am Friday 15th August 2014

A MONTH ago, Michael Taylor’s future was bleak.

15 new nurses arrive from Spain and Portugal

The Bolton News:

10:20am Thursday 14th August 2014

THE Royal Bolton’s latest nursing recruits from Spain and Portugal have arrived — and will start work at the hospital next week.

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