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