Royal Bolton Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 348 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

Ophthalmology department outpatients

Excellent service in outpatients. Everyone introduced themselves and explained all procedures

15 May 2015

Feedback on day patient experience

I have been associated with the NHS for nearly forty years as a nurse and then a teacher capacity. I have recently had two cataract opera...

13 May 2015

RBH eye clinic

More doctors should be like this doctor, frank forthright and to the point, very refreshing.

27 April 2015

Referred by Optician

I do not do this lightly as a previous NHS employee I know there are many staff who work extremely hard but was very disappointed with th...

25 April 2015

Excellent level of care consistently delivered to my Mum

I regularly accompany my mum for her eye appointments at Royal Bolton Hospital. The initial appointments were in connection with catarac...

21 April 2015

Last updated on 08 April 2015.

Information supplied by Bolton NHS Foundation Trust