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You're in safe hands with leading specialists who will ensure you receive the very best care.
All in a world-class hospital.

Care is our top priority

Sulis Hospital is an award-winning hospital designed to feel modern and relaxed so you can enjoy your stay in comfort.

The hospital was purpose-designed through a collaboration between world-renowned architects Foster & Partners and the founding doctors, who combined their experience in NHS and private practice, to create a healing experience for patients.

This is why we are able to offer a world-class experience that we would want to receive as a patient.

The atmosphere is calm yet efficient, combining the simplicity and beauty of a modern, well-equipped hospital with a relaxing environment to help you feel at ease.

Specialist teams of experts will ensure you receive the best treatment and care every step of the way.

Sulis Hospital Atrium

Sulis Hospital’s private patient care model benefits all. Additional income, earned through the care of private patients, is reinvested in high-quality services for patients across the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust.

Sulis Hospital is the first private hospital in the UK where 100% of the shares are owned by an NHS Trust. The acquisition by the RUH has grown the hospital’s services, increasing capacity for both NHS and private patients. This is particularly important at a time of recovery for NHS waiting lists nationally.

Previously known as Circle Bath, the hospital was acquired by the Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on 1st June 2021 and renamed Sulis Hospital.

Rapid access

We offer hospital treatment without the wait. At Sulis Hospital you will benefit from short waiting times.

Efficient processes allow us to focus on our patients so whether it’s our friendly nurses, convenient appointment times or free car parking, we will take the hassle away.

Upon arrival, you can be certain of a friendly smile, no queues, and the kind of individual attention and care that will reassure you and your family.

Digital diagnostic services

Specialist clinical teams

Sulis Hospital Bath is recognised for its centres of excellence where clinicians work together to achieve the best outcome for the patient. Joint ways of working transform the shared learning process across the clinical disciplines providing patients with a truly multidisciplinary approach to their care.

All our consultants are leading specialists in their field of expertise, and many are nationally-acclaimed. Consultants who see private patients have been appointed to substantive NHS consultant posts in their medical careers.

All care at Sulis Hospital Bath is consultant-led. We have over 150 consultants in over 40 specialities.

Comprehensive digital diagnostic services

Sulis Hospital Bath has some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment on-site and specialist consultant radiologists who can provide rapid access to accurate diagnosis. In some instances you can book a same-day assessment with a specialist to diagnose your condition.

The comprehensive diagnostic services we provide include the following:

  • JAG Accredited Endoscopy services. The Joint Advisory Group (JAG) Accreditation Scheme is designed to recognise examples of exemplary standards. The award denotes formal recognition that an endoscopy unit has the competence to deliver against national measures set out in the Global Rating Scale Standards (GRS), a tool produced to assess how well a unit provides patient-centred care.
  • Imaging services include CT scanning, MRI scanning, X-ray and Ultrasound.
  • Phlebotomy services (blood tests) provide access to a range of blood tests to help diagnose any diseases and conditions or help assess your health.

The scans and diagnostic facilities at Sulis Hospital Bath are available to everyone. You just need to pay for your scan or use your health insurance.

Treatment specialities

We offer a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments, delivered by some of the leading consultants in the country.

Our specialities include:

Cosmetic surgery
ENT (ear, nose and throat)
Foot and Ankle
General surgery
Ophthalmology (eyes)
Pain Management
Plastic Surgery

View our full range of treatments here

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated Sulis Hospital Bath as “outstanding” for how caring it is with an overall rating of good.

Sulis Hospital Bath was inspected in December 2016 and the CQC report was published in April 2017.

Read the full report here.

Some comments from the CQC Report Summary of Findings:

“Patients we spoke with were fulsome in their praise for staff. We heard of numerous examples where staff had “gone the extra mile” to support people.”

“Staff treated patients with dignity, respect and kindness during all interactions. Patients told us that staff took time to listen to them and felt supported by them.”

“Patients told us that their conditions and treatment options were explained to them in a way they could understand.”

“Staff showed compassion when people were distressed or anxious.”

“Staff, including those in different teams, worked together to provide seamless and coordinated care.”

You can spread the cost of your treatment over 12 months with our 0% interest-free finance*. Minimum finance amount is £1,500.

*Sulis Hospital Bath is an appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited which is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to carry out the regulated activity of credit broking. Finance is subject to status and prices correct at time of publication.

Our services

28 bedrooms each with en-suite facilities and 22 day-case beds

Flexible visiting hours and delicious food, available all day

Five ambulatory care beds

Nine consulting rooms

Four state-of-the-art operating theatres

Endoscopy suite with JAG accreditation

Dedicated cardiology suite

Intervention treatment room

Dedicated physiotherapy department with gym and four treatment rooms

Digital diagnostic unit

Resident medical officer on-site 24 hours a day

Free car parking directly outside the hospital


Changes to inpatient visitors: Visitors are welcome to visit between the hours of 08:00 and 20:00. If you are visiting a patient advice will be given on wearing face masks, hand hygiene, and social distancing. A lateral flow test and proof of a negative result will also be requested.

Pull-out beds are available for overnight visitors in each bedroom.

Gavin Jennings Clinical Chair

Quality and safety are at the heart of everything we do.

We have clear governance processes led by our Head of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals with the Clinical Chairman and Hospital Director.

The Sulis Hospital Bath
Foxcote Ave
Peasedown St John

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How can we help you?

Contact our patient advisors on 01761 422288 or

We see the following patients:

  • 18 years of age and above for surgical procedures.
  • 16 years of age and above for consultations and non-invasive diagnostics.
  • Patients choosing to self-pay for private treatment.
  • Patients with private medical insurance.
  • Patients through the NHS eReferrals pathway.
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The Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN) is the representative body for independent sector healthcare providers. In partnership with The Patients Association, IHPN have created a short animation to help explain what patients can expect from independent healthcare. Please watch the video here.

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