Breightmet Health Centre

Address Contact Details Opening Times
Breightmet Health Centre
Breightmet Fold Lane,
01204 463366
Mon to Fri 7:00am – 8:00pm

Sat & Sun 8:30am – 12 noon (Treatment Room by appointment only)

Breightmet offers:
• Active Case Manager
• Adult & Paediatric Orthopaedic Clinics
• Adult Dietician
• Anti-Coagulation Clinic
• Audiology for Children
• Bowel and Bladder Clinic
• Child Health in the Community
• Children and Young Peoples’ Mental Health Team
• Children’s Community Nurses
• District Nursing Service (includes home visits, treatment room, ear syringing and leg ulcer clinic)
• Eating Disorder
• Health Visiting
• Neurology, including CFSME (Chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis)
• Occupational Therapy for Children
• Primary Care Psychological Therapy Services
• Paediatric Dietician
• Physiotherapy for Children
• Podiatry
• Rapid Response (Bolton IV Therapy Team)
• Speech and Language Therapy
• Tissue Viability
• Well Baby Clinic

How to find us


Please double check directions to the health centre if you are using a sat nav as sometimes they can incorrectly direct people to Hough Fold Way towards Harwood.
From Bolton town centre, head east on the A579 out of the town centre. Continue onto the A58, Bury Road. After about 600m turn left onto Milnthorpe Road and then take the first right onto Breightmet Fold Lane. Breightmet Health Centre is on the left.


Car parking is available for visitors to Breightmet Health Centre, including disabled spaces, mother and child spaces and cycle parking.

Services at Breightmet Health Centre

Audiology for Children

Our specialised service supports children aged 0 to 19 (if in full-time education) with hearing and balance difficulties and works closely with a number of other services.  We provide hearing aid assessments, management of hearing loss and hearing aids, and instigate medical investigations to determine possible causes of hearing loss and balance problems.

Bolton IV Therapy Team

Bolton Intravenous (IV) Therapy Team is based at Darley Court and provides a range of intravenous care treatments (administering substances through a vein), either in patients’ own homes or at Breightmet Health Centre. The types of treatments we are able to provide include: blood transfusions, chemotherapy, IV antibiotics, venesection and iron infusions. Patients value our service greatly as it allows them to stay at home, avoiding frequent visits or admissions to hospital.

Child Health in the Community

Community paediatricians are specialist children’s doctors who see children mostly in community based settings, out of hospital. We aim to provide high quality, appropriate assessment, treatment and care for children and young people and their families in Bolton.

Children’s Community Nursing

The Children’s Community Nursing teams are highly specialist nurses who provide care at home or as close to home as possible. We work to ensure children do not need to stay in hospital, where care in the community supports early hospital discharge and prevention of attendance or readmission.

District Nursing

The district nursing service is a 24 hours a day, seven days a week service providing nursing care to patients who are housebound, in the patient’s usual place of residence. The nursing teams are based in local health centres, and work closely with GPs and a wide variety of other services and agencies. The team can coordinate care, which includes discharge planning for patients who have been in hospital and need care from the district nursing team when transferred home.

Long Term Conditions

Long term conditions practitioners aim to improve the quality of life for patients with a long term condition such as heart failure or lung disease.  We work with people who have been struggling to cope in daily life due to their health problems, enabling them to care for themselves more effectively. 

Neurological Long Term Conditions

The service offers one stop access to patients who have a diagnosed neurological condition. Within the team we have consultants, specialist nurses in Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy and a therapy team consisting of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics and neuropsychology. We aim to treat, educate and offer support and advice in a timely, professional manner which will help people live as independently as possible with a long-term neurological condition.

Nutrition and Dietetics for Children

The children’s dietetic service is a small friendly team who offer high quality individual and group interventions. We support children and young people who have nutritional problems such as food allergy, nutritional deficiencies, concerns with weight management, and who want to be fitter, healthier and happier. We do this through a variety of programmes to ultimately reduce their future risk of diet-related ill health.

Occupational Therapy for Children

We provide an occupational therapy service to children from birth to 16 years of age. We provide therapeutic programmes, specialist equipment, advice, short term loan equipment, informal training and hands on therapy, working with the children, their parents and carers to empower them to manage their condition. Intervention is provided in a variety of settings including at home, at their place of education, on the neonatal ward and in clinics.

Physiotherapy for Children

We provide physiotherapy to all young people who have a Bolton GP. This service is for both musculoskeletal and neuro-developmental issues.

Speech and Language Therapy for Children

The Speech and Language Therapy Service will assess, diagnose and develop an individualised programme of care to maximise the communication potential of the children and young people referred to them and under their care.  The work involves direct contact with children and young people with communication difficulties as well as their carers and other key people in their lives. Therapists also support children and young people with swallowing, eating and drinking difficulties.

Tissue Viability

The tissue viability service specialises in assessing, diagnosing and treating a variety of complex wounds. The team is committed to delivering a highly specialised service that is available across the Bolton area. The tissue service is also a teaching centre that is accessible to health professionals in Bolton.