Our Services


Our General Surgery service has a high volume of emergency admissions, with short length of stay for surgical patients.

The department provides a variety of complex upper gastrointestinal and colorectal surgeries including for some types of cancer, and a variety of laparoscopic (keyhole) surgeries, both planned and emergency cases.

There is also a Vascular department on site that deals with complex vascular (blood vessel) problems.

This animation will give you general advice on what you can do to get the best outcome from your surgery – Preparing for surgery: Fitter Better Sooner – YouTube

In the main theatre suite at the Royal Bolton Hospital there are eight theatres for planned surgery which includes general surgery, gynaecology, ENT, oral maxillofacial, orthopaedic and vascular.

There is also a dedicated 24-hour emergency theatre and an orthopaedic trauma theatre. All our theatre staff complete an intense training programme to develop their competencies in care provided before, during and after operations.

The Day Care Unit has two operating theatres and a treatment room. We care for adult patients undergoing a range of surgical procedures including orthopaedic, gynaecology, general surgery, plastic, dental, oral, pain management, breast and vascular surgery who will go home the same day.

Our Anaesthetic service 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 consultants and associate specialists.

We also provides extensive educational and training opportunities as well as opportunities in clinical audit and research.

Here you can find information about having sedation for a procedure.

ERAS+ (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) is for patients having major abdominal surgery, for example to remove a bowel cancer.

All patients having these types of operations at Bolton are offered the ERAS+ programme as we think it helps them prepare better and recover more quickly from the effect of major surgery.

Gemma Faulkner, Surgeon at the Royal Bolton Hospital, explains the programme in this video.

By carrying out ERAS+ here at Bolton, we look to show a reduction in Length of Stay which should result in a saving to our Trust. If we are able to repeat the findings presented by Manchester Royal Infirmary and the other hospitals involved, we could also contribute to initiatives more widely spread than Greater Manchester.

For more information on ERAS+, please look at the program website: ERAS+ website

Service locations

Royal Bolton Hospital

Key contact numbers

Day Care Unit (DCU)

Tel: 01204 390390 ext. 4849


Tel: 01204 390390 ext. 4527


Tel: 01204 390719

To contact the General Surgery Department, please phone the main switchboard on 01204 390390 and ask to be put through to one of the consultant’s secretaries

Meet the team

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