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Welcome to the RUH

Who we are

We are one of the region's acute hospitals which provides treatment and care for a diverse population of more than 500,000 people in Bath, North East Somerset and West Wiltshire.

We provide 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. The CQC recently rated the care we provide as outstanding.

We employ around 4,500 dedicated staff, some who also provide outpatient, diagnostic and same-day case surgery services at local community hospitals in Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire. This fulfils part of the Trust's aim to provide high quality care to people in their local communities.

Fit for the Future

Over the past ten years we have completed some major building projects to make the RUH "Fit for the Future".

Our staff are working in some amazing new buildings and departments that provide modern facilities and services that we are proud of, such as the RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre, a new Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department. We’re now on the next phase which is building the Dyson Cancer Centre which is scheduled to open for patients in late 2023.

Fantastic Location

Our hospital is situated in the beautiful city of Bath which provides equal access to city life and the beautiful countryside of Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

We have great transport links to Bristol and the South West and London and locally we have Park & Ride services and the national cycle routes 24 and 244.

Bath is a UNESCO world Heritage site and is well-known for its iconic Georgian architecture, highlights include the Royal Crescent and the majestic Circus as well as its excellent leisure and shopping facilities, thriving festivals, music and cultural scene. Find out more about Bath.

If you are planning looking to relocate to work here and would like to learn more about living in Bath, take a closer look at these areas in Bath.

Here at the RUH you can find opportunities in a wide range of occupations and professions, from front-line doctors and nurses through to other health professionals, and essential support and corporate services - all working together to provide outstanding care every time for patients, and the communities we serve.

To see our current vacancies you will need to visit the NHS Jobs website:

When you join our Trust, you will work alongside high calibre staff, many of whom have a national and international reputation for specialist expertise and world-class care, focusing on providing the best services to our patients. Our values are: Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, and they represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be.

Whatever role you work in, we are committed to offering you excellent learning and development opportunities and supporting you in your career.

Find out more

Discover more about specific areas by clicking on the appropriate headings to the left, where you can also find videos. There is information on our clinical services throughout our website.

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