Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 49 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

Switchboard response

I rang the only number available on your web site trying to get A&E so you can imagine what we were thinking when after seven minutes of ...

29 May 2018

Wonderful people in a dilapidated and understaffed hospital

The staff were wonderful. Before we even arrived at the hospital we were cared for by two wonderful paramedics. Thank you. It was...

8 May 2018

Excellent service in MRI dept

Clearly a busy Saturday morning, but staff were very polite, professional and patient. Everything was explained in a good humoured way, a...

29 April 2018

Chair port is a bad idea!

After having anal surgery I was not given a bed to recover, I was given a chair!!!

22 April 2018

Biospy of the prostate

I had a prostate biopsy on 24th January 2017 following which I had a 3-monthly blood tests which revealed that my PSA was increasing aga...

20 April 2018

Last updated on 11 May 2018.

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