The Royal United Hospital (RUH) is the acute district general hospital for Bath and surrounding towns and villages in Somerset and West Wiltshire. Each year the dedicated staff at the RUH treat and care for 30,000 in-patients and day cases, 53,000 accident and emergency patients, plus 249,000 out patients.
They receive the best medical care that money can buy, but the NHS funding cannot meet these ever-increasing costs, and that’s where the hospital’s charity, The Forever Friends Appeal , steps in.
A lot has changed at The Forever Friends Appeal since it started in 1999. This is a brief look at the history so far. Read more>
We raise money to enable the Royal United Hospital to provide the very best equipment and facilities for its patients and their families. Read more>
The Forever Friends bear phenomenon began way back in 1987. It started with the introduction of the Forever Friends Bears on a range of greetings cards. Read more>
Thanks to our supporters, the charity is able to provide the hospital with leading edge equipment so that our exceptional doctors and nurses can improve diagnosis and treatments and continue to provide the very best care. Read more>
Read the audited Annual accounts for the RUH Charitable funds. These accounts include The Forever Friends Appeal as the fundraising arm of the charity. Read the accounts>