UK Healthcare, the trading name of Bolton & District Hospital Saturday Council, is a not-for-profit health provider with a nationwide corporate and consumer customer base. They joined the Westfield Health Group in 2018.
The company’s 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 money 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.
UK Healthcare continues to hold a strong presence in the North West.