Re-open Bolton's NHS Walk-in Centre


In July 2012 Bolton's Clinical Commissioning Group closed our NHS walk-in centre at Lever Chambers, claiming it created a demand that hadn't been there and other services could handle local health issues.

Today people are struggling to get an appointment with their GP when they need it, and A&E services are so stretched that it created a "major incident" in January 2015 with patients waiting over 12 hours for a bed. The walk-in centre would ease pressure on both of these services.

Join me in calling for the walk-in centre to re-open by signing my petition below.


We the undersigned agree that Bolton’s NHS walk-in centre at Lever Chambers should never have been closed. We call on Bolton’s Clinical Commissioning Group to reverse this decision and re-open the walk-in centre as soon as possible.

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signed 2017-08-29 17:06:42 +0100
I am a disabled 29 year old male in poor health, I was disgusted this centre was closed down, why do the NHS not take into consideration people who are less mobile, its not fair and i am 100% backing this as it needs to be reopened and ASAP. Thank you.
signed 2017-06-20 15:32:48 +0100
signed via 2017-06-09 23:06:11 +0100
It’s needed! Instead of putting up new buildings that we dont need, and wasting money on other projects how about this place reopening, and funding with the money that gets flushed down the toilet in bolton by the powers that be? Just a thought.
signed via 2017-06-09 09:10:39 +0100
signed via 2017-06-09 07:44:30 +0100
Take the strain if doctors, out of hours and A and E. This was a vital service used when gp surgeries had no appointments left. So now you are seeing a rise in people going to A and E. Bringing this service back is a winner all round in my eyes
signed via 2017-06-09 05:55:50 +0100
signed via 2017-06-09 05:14:09 +0100
Bring back our walk in centres may just free GPs a little and we want the original staff to they were lind friendly and always helped never tirned amy1 away

Excellent service they provided

posted about this on Facebook 2017-06-09 05:10:20 +0100
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signed 2017-06-09 05:09:47 +0100
An excellent efficient service sadly taken away from the people who need it the most.
signed 2017-06-06 12:52:48 +0100
signed 2017-06-01 14:52:59 +0100
signed 2017-03-13 14:51:49 +0000
If Lever Chambers was re-opened, it would decrease the number of people who attend A & E desperate to seek medical help. It’s impossible to get a doctors appointment, even after calling the surgery at 8am.
signed 2016-08-26 08:55:09 +0100
signed 2016-07-19 13:59:21 +0100
signed 2016-06-17 07:29:16 +0100
posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-16 05:01:40 +0100
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signed 2016-04-16 05:00:15 +0100
signed 2016-01-13 12:51:42 +0000
signed 2015-11-28 00:05:00 +0000
signed 2015-11-02 18:54:32 +0000
signed 2015-09-14 22:31:40 +0100
With 2 young children, we have had to use this service several times in the past year and a half (though the waters meeting one). It has been invaluable to us, possibly life saving in the instance of sending my baby with a fever quickly to the children’s ward when a problem was identified out of hours. I would hope the service could continue for everyone in Bolton.
signed 2015-09-08 10:04:52 +0100
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signed 2015-05-10 22:57:51 +0100
signed 2015-04-08 13:52:51 +0100
signed 2015-03-24 15:17:44 +0000
it would relieve A & E, It was very handy instead try spending £25 on a taxi from Bromley X to take an elderly parent to A & E because we have an Health Centre that can’t even do a blood/urine test/anything else.
signed 2015-03-19 18:17:07 +0000
signed 2015-03-16 11:20:37 +0000
signed 2015-03-16 11:16:01 +0000

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