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aboutuslargeaboutuslargeUK healthcare is the trading style of Bolton & District Hospital Saturday Council whose roots can be traced back to 1813 when the residents of Great and Little Bolton organised a public collection to raise money for the first 7-bed dispensary. By 1877 an organisation was set up to raise the huge sum of £70,000 needed to build a new infirmary to meet the ever-increasing needs of the town. To fund the planned new building and the dispensary the town’s residents paid less than 1p a week from their wages on a Saturday and so Bolton & District Hospital Saturday Council was born.


Although we have come a long way from our Hospital Saturday roots the values of making every day healthcare affordable and accessible to all are retained. Through our parent company UKH Foundation, a registered charity, we make regular donations to a wide range of health related causes and our goal is to continue to do so for many years to come. Our charitable ethos is a key feature of our constitution as a not-for-profit organisation.