Royal Bolton Hospital

Telephone: 01204 390390
Address: Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0JR

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 347 ratings for this hospital


This Department is managed by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

H Block, Royal Bolton Hospital
01204 390390

Eye Unit Ward
01204 390736

Outpatient Clinic
01204 390390 ask for extension 3935

The Eye Unit at the Royal Bolton Hospital provides care for patients with a range of eye conditions.  The Department undertakes an extensive range of treatments for eye and vision disorders of both adults and children. The Bolton Eye Unit is widely regarded as one of the leading NHS ophthalmic departments in England.

The Unit (or Ophthalmology Department) has a ward, 2 operating theatres, an Outpatient department, Pre-Assessment clinic plus Orthoptist and optometry clinics. Clinics are also run at Salford Royal Hospital and community settings within Salford and Bolton.

There are seven consultants in the Ophthalmology Department who treat general eye conditions as well as each specialising in specific conditions including Occuloplastics, Ocular motility, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Disorders and Corneal Transplantation.

The consultant team is supported by the wider multi disciplinary team of nurses (many with highly specialised skills), optometrists, Orthoptists, and assistant practitioners as well as the support teams of secretaries and admin staff. We are also assisted by our clinic liaison officer and volunteers who provide vital information and counselling for our patients.

The department is also an important centre for teaching and training for doctors, nurses, medical students, Orthoptists and optometrists.

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Latest reviews of this service

Laser eye treatment

Everyone was so kind and explained everything thoroughly. My appointments were met on time. On my first visit the hole in my retina was d...

15 April 2015

NHS at its best

All the staff including admin nursing and consultants are very helpful caring and cheerful I have seen people going out of there way to...

3 April 2015

Consultation Appointment

The consultant gave a very detailed explanation of my condition and the treatments available to me. I was delighted with the subsequent ...

30 March 2015

The consultant was fantastic and their nurses superb

I was attended to promptly by different nurses of both genders. I saw a member of staff dealing very sympathetically with a lady in a whe...

24 March 2015

Lucentis Injections Eye Unit

I am a very nervous patient when it comes to anything to do with my eyes, so when in 2013 I was told that if I wanted to keep my sight I...

26 February 2015

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

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