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About Us

Who We Are and What We Do

At the Royal United Hospital, Bath, our aim is to offer the best practice and highest standards of clinical and customer care to our patients.

We treat more than 70,000 patients each year covering a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

The Trust occupies a 52 acre site about 1.5 miles from Bath city centre and became a National Health Service Trust in 1992.

Patient care and patient safety are at the heart of everything we do and recent results from a number of national healthcare surveys have shown our standards of cleanliness, survival rates and the services we offer our patients, to be very high.

Organisational Structure

We provide a wide range of services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services.

We are also provide specialist services for rheumatology, chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome/ME via the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases which we acquired in 2015.

In 2021, we acquired Sulis Hospital Bath, an independent hospital that provides care for both private and NHS patients. This has enabled us to provide more care for NHS patients, as well as continuing to provide private care to those who choose it. Any additional income earned through private care is reinvested in services for the benefit of the people we care for at both Sulis and the RUH.

We work closely with other health and care organisations as members of the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board. We strive to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in our community by working together build one of the healthiest places to live and work.

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