Plan to reduce hospital admissions

The Bolton News: The Royal Bolton Hospital

10:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

HEALTH and social care teams will try to reduce the number of hospital admissions in two new pilot schemes.

'Heart transplant saved my life - and 14 years later it's still going strong'

The Bolton News:

9:48am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A CHARITY volunteer from Breightmet now cherishes every moment — after her life was saved 14 years ago by a heart transplant.

Young Rosanna survives major heart operation - and now dreams of Olympic swim medal

The Bolton News:

9:16am Monday 21st July 2014

SURVIVING major heart surgery as a baby is miraculous enough, but for brave Rosanna Ogden, she had to go one step — or stroke — further.

Tributes after death of popular Bolton doctor

The Bolton News:

8:59am Saturday 19th July 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid after the death of a dedicated and decorated surgeon who worked in Bolton for three decades.

Police communications officer died after taking cocktail of drugs

The Bolton News:

8:48am Saturday 19th July 2014

A WOMAN died after taking a cocktail of illegal drugs — despite having only tried them a handful of times before.

Dad will do Ironman tomorrow - despite crippling illness that left him unable to walk

The Bolton News:

9:40am Saturday 19th July 2014

A FATHER is preparing to compete in Bolton’s Ironman tomorrow — seven years after he was diagnosed with a crippling illness that left him unable to walk.

Young brothers will remember tragic baby sister in Ironkids

The Bolton News:

9:38am Saturday 19th July 2014

TWO brave brothers who lost their baby sister to cancer will remember her every step of the way in their Ironkids challenge.

Big Bolton Health Check praised by national health chiefs

The Bolton News: WARNING: Dr Stephen Liversedge

9:29am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE Big Bolton Health Check — a campaign led by The Bolton News — has been praised by national health chiefs for having one of the best take-up rates in the country.

Grieving partner calls for more research after grandfather dies from agonising asbestos-related cancer

The Bolton News:

9:34am Friday 18th July 2014

UNTIL June last year, grandfather Terence McCarthy was a fit and healthy postman.

'Double organ transplant saved my life'

The Bolton News:

9:10am Thursday 17th July 2014

A FORMER teacher whose life was saved by a double organ transplant visited his old school to urge students to Sign Up To Save Lives.

Golfers raises thousands in memory of tragic cancer girl

The Bolton News:

3:12pm Thursday 17th July 2014

GENEROUS golfers teed-off in memory of a little girl who lost her battle to cancer — raising thousands of pounds for Derian House.

Don't miss your chance to have a say on massive health service changes, urges doctor

The Bolton News: Dr Wirin Bhatiani

11:39am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A LEADING Bolton GP is urging residents to have their say on a huge shake-up of hospital services.

Lagan's Foundation to become national charity

The Bolton News:

9:49am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A CHARITY launched by a Horwich mother to help families of babies born with congenital heart defects is set to go national.

50 patients left waiting in ambulances outside A&E for more than an hour - in just one month

The Bolton News: Boy hit by car on way to school

9:38am Wednesday 16th July 2014

FIFTY patients were left waiting in ambulances outside the Royal Bolton Hospital’s A&E department for more than an hour during just one month, figures have revealed.

Friend too ill to carry coffin as mourners say goodbye to tragic cancer mum

The Bolton News:

9:51am Tuesday 15th July 2014

HUNDREDS of family, friends and well-wishers said goodbye to inspirational Natalie Poole at her funeral.

'Tell your relatives you want to be an organ donor,' urges acid attack model Katie Piper

The Bolton News:

9:44am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A HOST of celebrities are backing organ donation as we urge Boltonians to Sign Up To Save Lives.

Mum gives birth in living room after being turned away from hospital

The Bolton News:

8:05am Monday 14th July 2014

A WOMAN in labour was turned away from the Royal Bolton Hospital’s maternity unit — only to give birth 40 minutes later in her mother’s living room with no medical staff there.

'Listening' meeting to discuss hospital plans

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

1:51pm Monday 14th July 2014

HEALTH chiefs will come face-to-face with Bolton residents to speak about the proposed shake-up of hospital care.

'I won't let Crohn's disease stop me leading a normal life'

The Bolton News:

8:22am Monday 14th July 2014

SIMON Stones’ childhood was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease aged just 14.

'My daughter is suffering because of lack of healthcare funding'

The Bolton News:

8:12am Monday 14th July 2014

A MUM claims her mentally ill daughter is being allowed to "slip through the cracks" because of a lack of funding in health care.

New 'colour run' event to be launched in Queens Park next month

The Bolton News:

4:15pm Monday 14th July 2014

BOLTON Hospice’s latest fundraising event is set to brighten up the borough — and a few of its runners.

Shake-up of health service costs Bolton taxpayers £700,000

The Bolton News:

9:42am Saturday 19th July 2014

THE Healthier Together review has cost the Bolton taxpayer more than £700,000 in the past two years.

Secret documents could be revealed about 'government cover-up' over pregnancy drug

The Bolton News: MP Yasmin Qureshi

10:23am Saturday 12th July 2014

DOCUMENTS relating to controversial pregnancy testing drug Primodos could be revealed by the government, following a campaign by an MP.

Surgeon and Little Lever matron get MBEs from Prince Charles

The Bolton News:

10:06am Saturday 12th July 2014

PRINCE Charles asked ‘How’s Bolton doing?’ as he handed out gongs to two of the town’s medics.

Crocked action man finally finishes marathon despite broken hip

The Bolton News:

6:10am Saturday 12th July 2014

TWO months after breaking his hip just as he was about to finish a marathon, fundraiser Stuart Barnes has finally completed the challenge — on crutches.

Kidney transplant saved my life, says former teacher

The Bolton News:

11:25am Friday 11th July 2014

BRAVE Graham Brushett has suffered heart failure, kidney failure and a stroke which has left him deaf in one ear and reliant on a walking stick.

Former sunbed addict with terminal cancer will carry friend's coffin

The Bolton News:

10:03am Thursday 10th July 2014

A FORMER sunbed addict with terminal cancer has said he is “honoured” to be carrying his friend Natalie Poole’s coffin at her funeral.

Specialist centres are a 'must for a robust NHS', warns Muamba's life-saving doctor

The Bolton News:

9:56am Thursday 10th July 2014

A LEADING cardiologist from the hospital which nursed Fabrice Muamba back to health following his near death cardiac arrest, says specialist centres are a must for a “robust NHS”.

'Become an organ donor', urges Mayor of Bolton

The Bolton News:

9:49am Thursday 10th July 2014

BOLTON’S first citizen has Signed Up To Save Lives.

Boltonians sign up to organ donor register in Victoria Square

The Bolton News:

12:05pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

CROWDS of people have Signed Up To Save Lives as the NHS appealed for organ donors in Victoria Square.

Have your say on massive shake-up of NHS services

The Bolton News:

11:56am Wednesday 9th July 2014

HEALTH chiefs breathed a sigh a relief as the long-awaited Healthier Together consultation finally went live.

Race for Life plea: Collect your sponsorship money

The Bolton News:

9:14am Wednesday 9th July 2014

HUNDREDS of women donned their trainers to take part in Bolton’s Race For Life.

State-of-the-art head cooling system can prevent hair loss during chemotherapy

The Bolton News:

9:05am Wednesday 9th July 2014

PATIENTS receiving cancer treatment will now have access to state-of-the-art scalp-cooling equipment — thanks to a Bolton charity.

Hospital bosses travel to Madrid to recruit nurses from Spain and Portugal

The Bolton News: The Royal Bolton Hospital

6:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

HOSPITAL bosses travelled to Madrid to recruit 40 Spanish and Portuguese nurses to work at the Royal Bolton to help a shortage of staff, it has been revealed.

'The future of the Royal Bolton Hospital is in your hands'

The Bolton News:

9:56am Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE future of the Royal Bolton Hospital is in YOUR hands.

Cousin vows to continue fight after brave Stoneclough mum loses battle with cancer

The Bolton News:

9:34am Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE cousin of brave Natalie Poole has vowed to continue raising awareness for cervical cancer after the mum-of-one lost her fight with the disease on Saturday.

'Tell your family you want to be an organ donor'

The Bolton News: A donor card. We want you to sign up to the organ donor register.

10:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

NEARLY 600 people in Greater Manchester are waiting for life-saving operations because of a shortage of organ donors.

Domestic abuse refuge gets defibrillator

The Bolton News:

9:41am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A HEART support group has donated lifesaving equipment to a Bolton domestic abuse charity.

In pictures: Race for Life

The Bolton News:

3:32pm Monday 7th July 2014

LEVERHULME Park was pretty in pink as women of all ages took part in this year’s Race for Life.

Sign up to organ donor register, says councillor who had three kidney transplants

The Bolton News:

11:56am Monday 7th July 2014

A COUNCILLOR who has had three kidney transplants has implored people to sign the organ donor register during National Transplant Week — and tell relatives what they are doing.

The nine-year-old girl who cares for her seriously ill mum

The Bolton News:

11:47am Monday 7th July 2014

NINE-YEAR-OLD Lucy Foster is like any other little girl. She loves school, going to Brownies and playing with her little sister Eliza.

Deputy mayoress praises hospital after breaking wrist

The Bolton News:

11:22am Monday 7th July 2014

THE deputy mayoress of Bolton has heaped praise on the Royal Bolton Hospital following treatment she received after breaking her wrist.

Couple face backlash after becoming surrogate parents for gay couple

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Saturday 5th July 2014

A COUPLE’S dream of having a baby has come true thanks to the mum who carried their bundle of joy for them.

Generous donor who gave kidney to colleague is diagnosed with breast cancer

The Bolton News:

12:18pm Friday 4th July 2014

A BANK worker — who successfully donated a kidney to a colleague — has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Lostock mum quits bank job to become super slimmer

The Bolton News:

11:19am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A MUM-OF-TWO is a super slimmer — after quitting her bank job to take over a weight loss club in Lostock.

9-year-old girl left in agony as she waits 40 minutes for ambulance after being hit by van

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl who was seriously injured in a road accident had to wait 40 minutes for an ambulance.

Blackshaw Primary School gets defibrillator

The Bolton News:

12:04pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

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

Hospital super centre plans will open to public comments

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

5:22pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

RADICAL healthcare plans which could see the Royal Bolton become a "super hospital" will soon be open to public comments.

Bolton professor invents special cushion for wheelchair users

The Bolton News:

3:58pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A REVOLUTIONARY cushion developed by the University of Bolton for wheelchair users has been showcased to the House of Lords.

Bolton MPs join fight to make hospital a specialist centre

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

2:53pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

BOLTON’S three MPs have met with hospital chiefs to discuss the Royal Bolton’s bid to become a specialist centre.



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