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Date: 22 May 2019

Meet your RUH Governor in Holt

Residents in the South Wiltshire area interested in their local health service are invited to meet Public Governors from the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust at an afternoon event on Monday 3rd, June. The meeting will be taking place from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

The South Wiltshire constituency meeting will be hosted by Chris Hardy and James Colquhoun, Public Governors, at Holt Village Hall. Refreshments will be available from 1:30pm.

Chris Hardy and James Colquhoun said: "We're looking forward to meeting as many people as possible, to hear your views about our services and to share them with the Trust's Board of Directors through the Council of Governors."

Those attending will be able to hear from Rebecca Carlton, the Trust's Chief Operating Officer, about new developments at the RUH.

This includes the new RNHRD and Therapies Centre, which is being built close to the main entrance of the RUH. It will be an outpatient centre providing treatment, care and education for patients to recover from episodes of illness or injury, or to manage their longterm condition. It opens in the autumn.

Alison Ryan, Chair of the Trust said: "These constituency meetings are a great way for us to meet our members and members of the public and to hear their thoughts on the services we provide. All of the feedback we gather will be taken to the next Council of Governors meeting and used to influence the RUH's priorities and future business plans." "If you are able to attend, please book your place by calling our membership office on 01225 821262 or email: ruhmembership@nhs.net. We look forward to seeing you there."

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  • The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire. The hospital provides healthcare to the population served by four Clinical Commissioning Groups: Bath & North East Somerset CCG, Wiltshire CCG, Somerset CCG and South Gloucestershire CCG.
  • The Trust has 759 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services.
  • In 2015 The Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust acquired the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases (RNHRD) NHS Foundation Trust. The RNHRD treats patients from across the country offering services in rheumatology, chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, cancer related fatigue and fatigue linked to other long term conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
  • The RUH is changing - we have an exciting programme of redevelopment underway transforming our site and further improving the services we provide. The Trust is building a purpose built RNHRD and Therapies Centre and is now working towards a new Dyson Cancer Centre. For more details visit: www.ruh.nhs.uk/fit4future

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