Royal Bolton Hospital

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Alongside Birth Centre

The Midwife Led Birth Suite

Contact & visitor information

A birth centre is a more homely environment, where the focus is on birth without medical intervention.



Birthing rooms available

  • Epidural
  • Birth pools available
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Pain-relief options

  • Entonox (gas and air)
  • Epidural
  • Birth pool
Find out more about pain relief during labour

Having a baby here

During labour and birth

  • Birthing rooms
    • 5 Birthing room(s)
    • 1 Birth pool(s)

    Who can give birth here?

    • Eligibility
      • Straightforward pregnancy
      • Straightforward previous pregnancies

    Support services

    • Accessibility
      • Wheelchair access to the wards and delivery suite
    • Interpreting service
      • When faced with a person who is not fluent in the English language, a trained interpreter should be called for in order to improve the quality of our communication.

    Women's experiences

    Reviews of this hospital

    Source: Care Opinion
    • Brilliant from start to finish

      I recently gave birth to my first baby at the Royal Bolton maternity unit, all the staff were fantastic and I could not have been in better hands. I had a long and difficult labour and was very...

      by Anonymous, 09 Aug 2019

      Read on Care Opinion
    • Poor facilities and Cafe Hygiene - Maternity unit

      Visiting a family member and was disgusted at the cleanliness in toilets, and the restaurant hygiene on the ground floor. I watched a member of the serving staff wipe their snotty nose, pick their...

      by Anonymous, 09 Jul 2019

      Read on Care Opinion
    Source: CQC

    Care Quality Commission (CQC) Maternity Services Survey 2015

    Scores are for the NHS Trust that this hospital is part of.

    • Labour and birth

    • Staff

    • Care in hospital after birth

    • Labour and birth


      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Staff


      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Care in hospital after birth


      About the same compared with other trusts

    General information

    • Tours
      • You will normally be invited to come and have a tour of the maternity unit towards the end of your pregnancy so that you are familiar with the department and are aware of the facilities available when you come into the hospital to give birth.
      • Take a virtual tour
    • Breastfeeding accreditation
    • Neonatal care
      • Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides special care for newborn babies in the local area and also for critically ill babies from the surrounding area who need the highest level of nursing and medical care.
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    • Contact information
    • Visiting information
      • Visiting is allowed 24 hours a day with a maximum of two visitors per patient at a time.
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