We are just completing the £2m fundraising target needed for the RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre which is now open at the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH).

We’re delighted to see the new, purpose-built centre is now complete. Built close to the main entrance of the RUH, the outpatient facility provides treatment, care and education for patients to recover from episodes of illness or injury, or to manage their long-term condition.

Thanks to the Brownsword Charitable Foundation’s gift of £1m, every donation has been doubled by the Brownsword match-funding scheme.

It is the new home for many of the services previously provided at the Mineral Water Hospital site, known as the Min, including:

  • Rheumatology
  • Rheumatology Therapies
  • The Bath Centre for Fatigue Services
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Service
  • Complex Cancer Late Effects Rehabilitation Service

The new building has a large hydrotherapy pool, specialist gym and rehabilitation equipment, and a biologics treatment space. Gina Sargeant, Head of Therapies, RUH said: “We are truly grateful to The Forever Friends Appeal for helping us create an environment which has brought our clinical experts together and help patients get back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.

“The new hydrotherapy pool has versatile hoists to enable all patients to be able to use the facilities. We have natural light flooding through the spectacular architectural glass panels that interprets Bath’s landscape, medical history and connection to thermal healing waters.”

If you would like to support this fabulous new Centre,  funds will go towards new specialist therapies equipment for patient recovery. To make a donation, please click here, thank you.

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Find out more about the RNHRD & Brownsword Therapies Centre

Find out how we are planning to bring the heritage of the RNHRD to the new RNHRD & Brownsword Therapies Centre.

Facilities were out of date, dispersed across the hospital, on two different sites and did not complement or help facilitate the hospital’s aims for achieving the highest quality of clinical care.

The new building will bring together many of the services currently located at the Mineral Hospital and in RUH North, namely rheumatology, therapies and pain management services under one roof.

Along with other current building developments on the RUH site, we are determined to provide a holistic solution to the care and wellbeing of our patients.

The total cost of the new RNHRD & Brownsword Therapies Centre is c£16million. A partnership of NHS and charitable funding has proved highly successful in ensuring that similar pioneering projects at the RUH succeed.

The Brownsword Match-Funding Challenge. For every pound you donate the Foundation will match it – up to the level of £1 million!