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Royal Bolton Hospital
Royal Bolton Hospital
We aim to deliver high quality urgent care for patients whilst reducing the demand on A&E.

Royal Bolton Hospital

Urgent Treatment Centre, A&E,  Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 0JR

Opening Times: Available 7 days a week - 08.00 - 00.00

BARDOC was commissioned by Bolton to provide an Urgent Treatment Centre.

The aims of the Urgent Treatment Centre are to provide high quality urgent primary care services, including the assessment and treatment of patients presenting with minor and moderate illness and possible minor injuries.

The objective of having an Urgent Treatment Centre is to deliver high quality urgent care for patients whilst reducing the demand on A&E.

Available Amenities

What to Know About an Urgent Treatment Centre

Here’s a quick guide from the NHS as to when it’s appropriate and what to expect when visiting an Urgent Treatment Centre

Frequently Asked Question

We understand it can often be a stressful time when yourself or someone you care for is unwell. Below are a few commonly asked questions.

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Urgent treatment centres are usually overseen by doctors (sometimes GPs) working with nurses.

If you need one, you can often get tests like an ECG (electrocardiogram), blood tests or an x-ray.

They can diagnose and deal with many of the most common problems people go to A&E for.

These are things like: 

  • broken bones and sprains
  • injuries, cuts and bruises
  • wound dressing
  • stomach pain 
  • coughs, colds and breathing problems
  • vomiting and diarrhoea 
  • skin infections and rashes
  • high temperature (fever) in children and adults
  • mental health problems

If a doctor decides you need a prescription, they can organise one for you. Emergency contraception is also available.

Use NHS 111 online (111.nhs.uk) or call 111 if you think you need medical help right now.

We can direct you to the best place to get help if you cannot contact your GP during the day, or when your GP is closed (out-of-hours). 

Depending on what you need, you might be advised to:

  • call 999 or go to A&E in an emergency
  • go to an urgent treatment centre
  • see an evening and weekend GP (out-of-hours GP)
  • get a callback from a nurse
  • contact an emergency dentist or find a dentist
  • contact your own GP surgery
  • see a pharmacist for a minor illness or to get medicine
  • look after yourself safely at home

111 online cannot:

  • issue fit notes – you need to contact your GP
  • make or cancel appointments for you in other parts of the NHS

111 online asks for feedback, but this is only used to help improve our service.

We are unable to respond to requests for medical help left as feedback.

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