Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

01225 428331 Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust, Combe Park , Bath, BA1 3NG

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 51 ratings for this trust


2 smiling nurses at a ward desk

The Royal United Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is located in Combe Park on the north western side of Bath. The hospital provides acute treatment and care for around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire.

At the core of RUH business is the Trust’s service for patients needing emergency and unplanned specialist care, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  From that core is built a comprehensive planned surgical, medical and diagnostics service for adults and children. Specialised care is delivered in a small number of areas:

  • Cancer care
  • Cardio-vascular care (care for those with heart disease, stroke and vascular disease)
  • Higher levels of critical care
  • Specialist orthopaedics (surgery on joints and bones)
  • Care for older people, particularly those with dementia.

The RUH, in partnership with local universities and colleges, also plays a major role in education and research. Doctors, nurses and many other professionals work at the hospital as students and then as qualified staff. The strength of learning, teaching and Research and Development at the RUH means it attracts only the best candidates. The focus on learning supports innovation and improvement in providing excellent care for all patients.

The RUH welcomes applications for membership from patients and members of the community. Please click here for more details

Departments and services

For information about specific departments, wards and clinics, please go to the Trust's website at

Latest reviews of this trust

Today's visit to the mobile mammography unit at the RUH

I attended for my routine mammogram today; I've had them done before without any problem so I felt quite relaxed & knew what to expec...

12 February 2019

Thank you to everyone

Everyone I met during my recent admission we’re really thoughtful, caring and helpful. I was very grateful for the gift pack containing s...

6 February 2019

Stay on cardiac ward

Phenomenal care....over and above from the ambulance team to all other staff I encountered. Such dedication and compassion....words still...

26 January 2019

Thank you for your absolutely excellent care...

Thank you so much for the absolutely excellent care I received recently at the RUH. I was admitted to A&E extremely ill and after I w...

19 January 2019

My visit to the breast unit

I had to visit the breast unit on 8th January after finding a lump. Every person I met from the receptionist to the radiographer, nurses ...

9 January 2019

Last updated on 29 June 2018.

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