"Awful Hospital"

About: Royal Bolton Hospital

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I visited the hospital over many years now and I can honestly say its an awful place to have to go to. I have witnessed staff showing pictures of their nights out to patients on their mobiles, the awful smokers that hang around the main entrance in there dressing gowns, coffee cups left near the pharmacy, the antibacterial soap dispensers empty . The only friendly staff you find are in the WRVS shop. The heat in there makes me ill when I come out I crave fresh air but as I have just said you are meet by the smokers as you leave, unless you come near the Bolton Breast Unit, which I have done and walked back up to the Chadwick Car Park. The main restaurant is just a doctors place to go and laugh their heads of, the doctors at the RBH just swan around thinking they own the place, I am referring to the young doctors who are just about qualified but not as good as the ones who have years of training and actually know how to act when walking around the RBH. Pharmacy takes for ages to send up to wards drugs for patients that are being discharged, but if you the hospital wants the bed, why does it take to late afternoon to get drugs sent up to a ward? If I try can avoid this hospital I, I would rather travel for appointments at Fairfield Gen then go to the RBH.

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Response from Royal Bolton Hospital

We're very sorry to hear your comments. In terms of smoking near the main entrance, the Trust is currently seeking views about whether or not to reintroduce smoking shelters in order to keep smokers away from other people. The main restaurant now has separate areas for staff and members of the public. You clearly do not have a good opinion of the hospital but as you'll see from this site a number of people have posted of very good experiences here.

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