Dr Lucy Bates

Consultant - ICU and Anaesthetics

Telephone Number: 01204 390719

Professional Background

Dr Bates studied at Leeds University Dentistry and Medicine. She then worked the North West Rotation Anaesthetics and ICM before coming to work at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust in May 2012.

Dr Bates is a member of FDSRCS, FRCA and EDICM.

Special Interests and Research

Dr Bates has special interest in tracheostomy care and difficult airway in critical care areas.

Dr Lucy Bates works in the following services:


The Anaesthetic Department provides a specialist service in support of surgery, urology, ophthalmology, paediatrics and maternity, caring for patients before, during and after surgery or other procedures. The highly experienced team comprises many specialists. Bolton Theatre Team won the 2011 Patient Safety Awards for Patient Safety in Surgery.

Critical Care

Critical Care at the Royal Bolton Hospital comprises an eight bed intensive care unit and a ten bed high dependency unit which care for seriously ill patients. Both units are staffed by critical care trained nurses and covered by doctors trained in intensive care medicine. Other specialists from across the Trust provide input where necessary. We care for almost 1,400 patients a year making Bolton the third busiest critical care unit in Greater Manchester.