MORE than two thirds of hospitals and care premises in Bolton have the highest food hygiene rating of 5, meaning standards are very good.

This includes the Royal Bolton Hospital which was last inspected in February, 2018.

No hospitals and care premises in the borough received a rating of 0 or 1, meaning urgent or major improvements are necessary.

A total of 57 organisations are categorised as hospitals or caring premises, three of which are rated below four, a rating which means that standards are very good.

The lowest rated care home in the borough is Take A Break With Choices in Chadwick Street.

The care home received a rating of two when it was last inspected in November 2017 which meant that some improvement was necessary.

Deputy manager Kelly Wilkes said that the boiler broke on the morning of the inspection and the maintenance worker was on site at the time.

She said: “It was all because of the boiler and it was dealt with in an hour.”

Registered Manager Freda Varley added: “We did ask for a reinspection after that but were told that we would be charged £160.”

Two care homes received a rating of 3 which means that food hygiene standards were generally satisfactory.

The Old Vicarage in Ivy Bank Road was rated 3 when it was inspected in August, 2018.

Four Seasons Care Home in Breightmet Fold Lane, which is owned by HC-One was also rated 3 in June last year.

A spokesperson for the home said: “The health and wellbeing of our Residents is our top priority and take feedback from the Foods Standards Agency very seriously.

Whilst our rating denotes we are ‘Generally Satisfactory’ we acknowledge we can and must do better.

“Since the inspection, we have worked closely with the home’s team and have completed all recommendations. We look forward to welcoming them back in the near future to demonstrate the positive changes we have made.”

Crawford Street, Mere Hall View, New Lane, The Autism Centre, The Jubilee Centre, Thicketford Learning Disability Day Care Centre, and Winifred Kettle - Older Adults Day Care Centre are awaiting to be rated.

Here are the complete ratings. All data has been taken from the Food Standards Agency website accessed on April 9.


  • Astley Grange Home, Bolton
  • Bakewells Private Rest Home, Bolton
  • Beechville Care Home, Lostock
  • Bolton Cares, Bolton
  • Bolton Hospice, Bolton
  • Breightmet Centre for Autism, Bolton
  • Cornerstone Trust, Bolton
  • Darley Court, Bolton
  • Eldon Street Extra Care Housing Scheme, Bolton
  • Glenbank Care Home, Bolton
  • Glenhomes Rest Home Limited, Bolton
  • Grange Lea Residential Home Ltd, Bolton
  • HazelbrookNursing Home, Horwich
  • Hyde Lea, Bolton
  • Knightswood Residential Home, Blackrod
  • Laburnum Lodge, Bolton
  • Lever Edge Care Home, Bolton
  • Lyngate Healthcare, Bolton
  • Max Potential, Bolton
  • Meadow Bank House - HC-One, Bolton
  • Mencap Residential Care Home, Horwich
  • Millview Nursing Home, Bolton
  • Parkview Residential Care Home, Bolton
  • Perpetual (Bolton) Limited, Somerset Road
  • Perpetual (Bolton) Limited, Hartington Road
  • Rivington View Ltd, Horwich
  • Royal Bolton Hospital, Farnworth
  • Shannon Court Nursing Home, Bolton
  • Southlands Residential Home Ltd, Bolton
  • Spennymoor Residential Home, Bolton
  • St Catherines Care Home, Horwich
  • The Bungalow Residential Home, Farnworth
  • The Clough Residential Care Home, Bolton
  • The Hollands Nursing Home, Kearsley
  • Wilfred Geere House, Farnworth
  • Wingates Residential Home, Westhoughton
  • Withins Residential Home, Bolton
  • Woodlands Care GRP Ltd, Atherton
  • Woodlands Westhoughton, Westhoughton


  • Abafields Residential Home, Bolton
  • Blackrod House, Blackrod
  • Farnworth Care Home, Farnworth
  • Greenlands Residential Home Ltd, Bolton
  • Perpetual (Bolton) Limited, Chadwick Street
  • Queens Park View Care Home, Bolton
  • Strathmore Nursing Home, Bolton
  • Sunnyside Residential Home, Bolton


  • Four Seasons Care Home - HC-One, Bolton
  • The Old Vicarage, Bolton


  • Take a break with choices, Bolton


  • Crawford Street, Bolton
  • Mere Hall View, Bolton
  • New Lane, Bolton
  • The Autism Centre, Bolton
  • The Jubilee Centre, Bolton
  • Thicketford Learning Disability Day Care Centre, Bolton
  • Winifred Kettle - Older Adults Day Care Centre, Westhoughton