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Date: 28 March 2019

New home for RUH Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics department

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics at the Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is moving to a new home from Monday 1 April 2019.

From that date it'll be found in Zone C29 in the main body of the RUH. New signs and directions will be in place.

The new outpatient department, with updated patient facilities and equipment, is part of the Trust's Fit for the Future programme, a redevelopment plan to transform the RUH site and further improve the services provided.

The department has new X-ray equipment, four modern consulting rooms, a fully-equipped orthodontics suite, two minor operations rooms, an updated dental laboratory, and a bright and welcoming reception and waiting area.

Serryth Colbert, Clinical Lead for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics said: "The team and I are really excited about the move and we can't wait to start work in such a fantastic, modern department. It'll make a huge difference as we continue to deliver lifechanging care and treatments to the 9,900 new patients we see each year."

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics team's work includes diagnosis and management of facial skin cancer, malignant disease of the jaw and mouth, traumatic facial injuries, facial deformity and pain, oral surgery and orthodontics.

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Notes to Editor
  • The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire. The hospital provides healthcare to the population served by four Clinical Commissioning Groups: Bath & North East Somerset CCG, Wiltshire CCG, Somerset CCG and South Gloucestershire CCG.
  • The Trust has 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services.
  • In 2015 The Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust acquired the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) NHS Foundation Trust. The RNHRD treats patients from across the country offering services in rheumatology, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, cancer related fatigue and fatigue linked to other long term conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
  • The RUH is changing - we have an exciting programme of redevelopment underway transforming our site and further improving the services we provide. The Trust is building a purpose built RNHRD and Therapies Centre and is now working towards a new Dyson Cancer Centre. For more details visit: www.ruh.nhs.uk/fit4future

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