Archive Your Stories 2014-2016
On this page, find patient stories and real life experiences of using NHS services, from 2014 to 2016.
This story is all about what happened when Brenda had a stroke in 2009 which includes the importance of the help and support she received afterwards.
This is the story of a 59 year old Bolton man who has multiple health conditions including heart disease, prostate cancer, and pre diabetes. This is an inspirational story about how a small change can make a massive difference.
At our first roadshow event we asked Bolton people about their experiences of using NHS services and filmed their responses. Click on the link above to find out what they said.
At our next roadshow we asked local people how they found getting an appointment with their GP. Click on the link above to see the film.
Sharon lives in Chorley and has been using Bolton’s maternity services since 2012. Click on the link above to read Sharon's story in her own words.
Susan became ill with pneumonia in December 2015 after a holiday, and needed treatment over the Christmas break.
This is a story about a Bolton patient called Julie who was diagnosed with gastroenteritis in May 2016 and stayed at the Royal Bolton Hospital for two days. Click on the link above to read Julie's story.
Paul's life completely changed in 2012 when he unfortunately suffered a brain stem stroke. He has been left quadriplegic and unable to speak effectively, but having a Personal Healthcare budget has really helped. Click on the link above to read his story.
This is a story of a 34 year old Bolton patient called Danielle who had a hip replacement in October 2013. Click on the link above to read her story.
This is a story told by a Bolton patient called Lizzie who had treatment from district nursing for a burn in the summer of 2016. Click on the link above to read her story.
This is a story told by a Bolton patient called Derek who suffered financial, physical and emotional abuse from his neighbour in early 2014 and received help and support from various NHS services and Shared Lives. Click on the link above to read his story.
A Bolton patient called Sarah recently gave birth to a little girl at Royal Bolton Hospital. Click on the link above to read her story.
This is a story of a Bolton patient who took her 40 year old son to Bolton’s A&E Department in November 2016. Click on the link above to read their story.