Royal Bolton Hospital

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Alongside Birth Centre

Last updated: 22 Jun 2017

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.

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5

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
    • Excellent care

      I had a very positive experience during the delivery of my second child. The midwife who looked after me the entire time was amazing. She was really helpful, professional, organised and very...

      by Anonymous, 01 Oct 2018

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    • Induction and labour ward

      I went in to be induced with my son, the staff on the induction ward were lovely. They were short staffed on the labour ward so I was waiting a while to go down, I was 7cm by the time I got there !...

      by Anonymous, 29 Sep 2018

      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

      8.8/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Staff

      8.9/10

      About the same compared with other trusts

    • Care in hospital after birth

      8.1/10

      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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