Requesting Information under Freedom of Information

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust makes a great deal of information available on this website.

The Freedom of Information Act makes it clear that a public authority does not need to provide information if it is already reasonably accessible. So before you make a request under FOI you should check the website. If you can’t find the information, we can help you.

How to make a request

Although most people use their rights under FOI sensibly and responsibly, some individuals and organisations do not. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced a charter which sets out how your rights can be used responsibly and which will help you to make legitimate FOI requests.

You can ask for information in several ways:



Phone: 01204 390861 between 8:30a.m. and 5:00p.m. Monday to Friday.


In writing:
Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
Informatics Building – opposite N block
Royal Bolton Hospital
Minerva Road

Visitor restrictions

To protect you and our staff during the current outbreak of Covid-19 we’ve put in place significant restrictions on hospital visitors.

Full details of these can be found on our website.

We would like to thank you for your understanding and helping us stop the spread of Covid-19.

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