The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD), known locally as ‘The Min’, is a specialist hospital in the centre of Bath with an international reputation for research and expertise in rheumatology, chronic fatigue and pain management. It also provides diagnostic and clinical measurement services.
The RNHRD became part of the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust (RUH) in February 2015. Over the next three years services will move from their current location at the Min in central Bath to the RUH site or suitable community settings where clinically appropriate and if it would be in the best interest of patients.
There will be careful planning and appropriate engagement with patients, staff and other relevant parties before each service is transferred from the Min. A phased approach is also being adopted to ensure all relocations are undertaken in a safe and patient-centred way.