Royal Bolton Hospital

01204 390390 Minerva Road, Farnworth , Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0JR
http://www.boltonft.nhs.uk

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 433 ratings for this hospital

Surgery - Breast

4.5 Stars

4.5 out of 5 stars

NHS Choices users' overall rating
Based on 433 ratings for this hospital

Cleanliness

4.5 out of 5 stars

(428 ratings)

Staff co-operation

4.5 out of 5 stars

(430 ratings)

Dignity and respect

4.5 out of 5 stars

(428 ratings)

Involvement in decisions

4.5 out of 5 stars

(423 ratings)

Same-sex accommodation

4.5 out of 5 stars

(342 ratings)

Reviews

735 total

Anonymous gave Surgery - Breast at Royal Bolton Hospital a rating of 5 stars

Follow up care

There are insufficient superlatives to describe the care and attention given by all members of the fantastic team at Bolton breast unit. The treatment and support is given with the utmost empathy and understanding and the diagnosis and plan is explained at every stage giving all the time needed for any concerns to be addressed.
If there is anyone reading this in trepidation then do not worry you are in the very safest hands.
Thanks to everyone from the bottom of my heart.

Visited in March 2016. Posted on 18 March 2016

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Royal Bolton Hospital replied on 21 March 2016

So lovely to read comments like this, especially when you must have had a worrying time. We are so please our staff were able to reassure you. Thank you for taking the time to post this.

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Barbara H Berry JP gave Surgery - Breast at Royal Bolton Hospital a rating of 5 stars

Breast Surgery following mammogram

Following a routine mammogram I was recalled for a biopsy which revealed a carcinoma in my left breast. The breast care nurse reassured and comforted me as I came to terms with this shocking diagnosis, it was very helpful knowing that I could ring or see them anytime, they are compassionate and knowledgeable, and has helped me through the whole process. My surgeon, is skilled and accomplished. , On the day of my op, I felt calm and confident, I thank God for the consultant's talents. All the staff in the unit are pleasant and helpful. I can only say Thank you to each one of them.

Visited in December 2015. Posted on 26 April 2016

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Royal Bolton Hospital replied on 27 April 2016

This must have been a difficult time for you, so we're pleased to hear that our staff were able to support you well. Thank you for posting this.

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Anonymous gave Surgery - Breast at Royal Bolton Hospital a rating of 5 stars

Warm and caring staff

My mother visited the breast unit today following an urgent referral. Mum has severe anxiety and is agoraphobic. She was petrified of leaving the house. Staff went out of their way to make my mum feel at ease and put her in a consulting room throughout so she didn't have to sit in a crowded room. Timescales were kept to and every member of staff we came across could not have been nicer. I cannot praise them enough.

Visited in August 2015. Posted on 13 August 2015

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Royal Bolton Hospital replied on 14 August 2015

Different people have different needs and our staff are aware of that. It is good to know that they were so helpful to your mother at what must have been already a worrying time. Thank you for posting this -- we will share with the staff who will appreciate your comments.

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Anonymous gave Surgery - Breast at Royal Bolton Hospital a rating of 5 stars

National breast screening attendance

I am 48 and invited to take part in the national breast screening programme for women 47-49. I wasn't looking forward to it but the radiographer made me feel at ease and was very reassuring. I expected the procedure to be more painful and although it wasn't pleasant it was much better than I expected. In the room there were two screens which displayed a sunset and sea waves along a beach. It certainly took my mind off the experience. I'm glad I attended and now will wait for a couple of weeks for the screening results.

Visited in August 2015. Posted on 26 August 2015

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Royal Bolton Hospital replied on 27 August 2015

It is important to take part in the screening programme, so well done for attending even though you were apprehensive. We're pleased to hear the experience was better than you had anticipated. Thank you for your comments.

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Gill Evans gave Surgery - Breast at Royal Bolton Hospital a rating of 5 stars

Breast Unit

My care and support both medical and emotional were of the highest order. I cannot speak highly enough of the nursing staff, doctor and consultant who helped and advised me in difficult circumstances.
They were without exception professional and caring.

Visited in August 2015. Posted on 28 August 2015

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Royal Bolton Hospital replied on 03 September 2015

Dear Gill, it is good to know that the staff were able to support you both medically and emotionally -- this is what any of us would want, especially at difficult times. Thank you for taking the time to post this and we wish you well.

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Anonymous gave Surgery - Breast at Royal Bolton Hospital a rating of 5 stars

I know I am in safe hands

I was referred urgently by my GP to the breast unit and had my appointment yesterday. I want to say that I know whatever the outcome I know I am in safe hands. The whole staff were caring kind and respectful. They are Angels in disguise, thank you all xxx

Visited in June 2015. Posted on 24 June 2015

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Royal Bolton Hospital replied on 25 June 2015

Thank you for taking the time to post this when you must be feeling anxious. We do hope that all is well, but good to know that regardless you feel you are in safe hands.

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Anonymous gave Surgery - Breast at Royal Bolton Hospital a rating of 5 stars

Seems like we have two different hospitals in Bolton.

After a very anxious couple of weeks, For my partner & myself, we went to the breast cancer unit. Obviously very nervous. From start to finish we found the unit very very professional all staff were brilliant very informative and caring. I can't give it any better rating than this. My partner used to work at The Royal Marsden. Before our visit I was saying we will go back and get treatment there. Now I wouldn't do that. We would go to Bolton breast unit every time.

Visited in June 2015. Posted on 30 June 2015

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Royal Bolton Hospital replied on 30 June 2015

What a great testimonial! Thank you for posting this. We wish you and your partner well.

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Anonymous gave Surgery - Breast at Royal Bolton Hospital a rating of 5 stars

Breast Unit

I was referred and seen within the advised 2 weeks referral limit. With a family history of breast cancer my concerns were listened to timely and with respect. I arrived early and promptly I'd had a review and mammogram. The whole team worked efficiently and each member of the team I saw introduced themselves and were so clear in the explanations. I was made to feel so at ease and felt safe in their care. An amazing team! Thank you.

Visited in June 2015. Posted on 30 June 2015

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Royal Bolton Hospital replied on 01 July 2015

This must have been a worrying time for you so thank you for bothering to post this. It will be very reassuring to other patients and our staff will appreciate your comments.

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Anonymous gave Surgery - Breast at Royal Bolton Hospital a rating of 5 stars

Breast cancer

In March 2015 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.I was fully informed at all times by my Consultant breast surgeon what my treatment options were and decided to have a mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. This took place within 3 weeks on M1ward and I was only in hospital overnight. The nursing care on the ward was excellent. After further tests I was recommended to have a course of Chemotherapy. Fortunately I was able to have this at the Churchill Unit at the RBH. The chemo nurses,nursing staff and volunteer helpers here all provided excellent care in a relaxed environment and meeting other patients here going through the same treatment helped me to cope at a difficult time. I would like to thank all the staff involved in my treatment - Consultant breast surgeon, breast care nurses, chemo nurses who always treated me as an individual and not just another patient. I was shown care, kindness and reassurance at all times and always felt I was being given the best treatment available. I would not hesitate in recommending Bolton Breast Unit to anyone needing treatment.

Visited in March 2015. Posted on 04 October 2015

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Royal Bolton Hospital replied on 05 October 2015

Thank you for your kind comments. I'm pleased to hear the quality of care you received helped you through and that you were kept fully informed at all times. I hope you're now on the road to recovery.

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Anonymous gave Surgery - Breast at Royal Bolton Hospital a rating of 5 stars

Breast Cancer services

I have just completed radiotherapy having had breast surgery on M1. I can only say I am in complete awe of the wonderful care given by everyone I've met since being referred to the breast unit in Feb and the Churchill Unit/ Christie since.
The care is exemplary and everyone makes a scary and worrying time much easier.
If anyone reads this and is frightened , trust them all and don't be fearful

Visited in February 2015. Posted on 04 July 2015

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Royal Bolton Hospital replied on 06 July 2015

It is understandable that women are anxious when they need breast surgery, so thank you for your very reassuring and appreciative comments.

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Last updated on 08 January 2014.

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