Summary

The Mineral Water Hospital was founded in 1738 (later becoming the RNHRD)

The RNHRD became part of the RUH NHS Foundation Trust on 1 February 2015

The RNHRD has an international reputation for research and expertise

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.  There is now a phased approach to moving services 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.

Until 4 September the RUH will be engaging patients and other key stakeholders on proposals to relocate the services currently provided by the Bath Centre for Fatigue Services (BCFS) from their current location at the Mineral Water Hospital site to a purpose built RNHRD and Therapies Centre on the RUH’s Combe Park site in 2018. The new Centre will bring together a number of outpatient services from the RUH and RNHRD which support patients to live independently in the community.  You can find out more and how to get involved here.