Bolton, Salford and Wigan Partnership

The Bolton, Salford and Wigan Partnership (BSWP) is all about NHS organisations in Bolton, Salford, and Wigan coming together to make sure that specific areas of hospital care are the best they can be. 

The members of the BSWP are:

  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group
  • NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Wrightington, Wigan, and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

The aim of the BSWP is to deliver high quality hospital care to people in Bolton, Salford, and Wigan, that is....

  • Sustainable – we know we have enough clinical staff, plus the resources we need, to continue providing it
  • Standardised - no postcode lottery!
  • Available around the clock, seven days a week
  • Provided as locally as possible
  • Part of a wider, joined up plan for Greater Manchester

The BSWP was formed in response to the Healthier Together programme so that the required changes could be made in this part of Greater Manchester.  Healthier Together looked at how all patients across Greater Manchester could receive the best care, acknowledging that limited resources did not allow for all hospitals to meet the same clinical standards.  Following a public consultation, the programme identified a number of specialist hospital sites for high risk general surgery (surgery of the stomach).

In our part of Greater Manchester, Salford was selected as the hub for high risk surgery, with low risk patients still to be managed at their local hospital.  Surgeons from Salford Royal, the Royal Bolton Hospital, and the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary will work together across all three sites and operate as a ‘single service partnership.’

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