We are close to completing the £2m fundraising target needed for the RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre which is now open at the Royal United Hospitals Bath (RUH).
Thanks to the Brownsword Charitable Foundation’s gift of £1m, we have almost completed the £2m target for this new centre. Since our Therapies Matter campaign launched, every donation has been doubled by the Brownsword match-funding scheme.
The vision for the new Centre was to create a nurturing environment with dedicated facilities for rheumatology, therapies and pain management services. The new building has a large hydrotherapy pool, specialist gym and rehabilitation equipment, and a biologics treatment space.
The first services and staff have moved into the new RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre. Therapies and Pain services have moved from their old department area at the RUH and have been joined by the Bath Centre for Fatigue Services, which is the first department from the Mineral Water Hospital to move.
These are the first moves in a phased relocation programme. Rheumatology Services and Rheumatology Therapies will transfer from the Mineral Water Hospital, also known as the Min, next weekend (7-8 September).
Bringing staff and services together on one site has been many years in the planning, and the RUH has worked closely with patients and staff to design the best new home for each service.
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.
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.
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.