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 33 ratings for this trust


2 smiling nurses at a ward desk

The Royal United Hospital is a major acute hospital in Combe Park on the north western side of the city of Bath. It provides care for the people of Bath, North East Somerset, north and west Wiltshire, Somerset (Mendip) and South Gloucestershire.

We have substantially reduced our infection rates for MRSA and Clostridium difficile; there were just 2 cases of MRSA at the hospital in the past financial year. Our monthly figures are always displayed in the hospital.

We are in the top 10% of hospitals in England and Wales for our standards of care for patients who have suffered a stroke and we are also leading the way in reducing the number and severity of pressure ulcers (bed sores) we treat.

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 is applying to become an NHS Foundation Trust hospital  and we welcome applications for membership from patients and members of the community. Please go to 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

Fantastic team in gastroenterology!

I have been under the care of my doctor and specialist nurses, for almost 10 years. During that time, I have found them all to be very pr...

13 November 2017

Blood dept shuts at 16-15 PM

my wife was seen by a consultant in general surgery yesterday [17th oct], at just gone 04-15 pm, they ask the nurse to ring down to the b...

18 October 2017

Perfect labour & delivery experience

I moved to Calne last year and fell pregnant with my 3rd child shortly after. Having had 2 straight forward natural births previously I o...

18 October 2017

Fantastic Ambulatory Care Team

A few days after I got back from a holiday in Africa I began to feel very poorly. My GP referred me to Ambulatory Care at the RUH. Ther...

18 October 2017

Neurology and Tests

I spent yesterday morning at the RUH. I initially saw the Doctor. They organised tests. It was amazing, I went from one Department to ano...

13 October 2017

Quality of service at Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

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Last updated on 21 June 2017.

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