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This is a new way of thinking in healthcare, benefiting all.

HSJ (Health Service Journal) Senior Correspondent Nick Carding, explains how the Royal United Hospital NHS Trust has shown massive foresight.

Sulis Hospital Atrium

Since the takeover by the Trust, Sulis Hospitals’ private activity has significantly increased reflecting more patients choosing to go private.

The HSJ article goes on to explain exactly how the switch to NHS ownership has resulted in extra capacity for the trust given that Sulis Hospital (formerly Circle Bath Hospital) still needs to perform private work to run sustainably.

Simon Milner, director of Sulis Hospital, told HSJ that the hospital’s ability to perform lots of high-volume and low-complexity work had freed up space within RUH for more complex patients. Additionally, the long waits seen across England are prompting increasing numbers of patients to be treated privately, which also shortened the trust’s waiting list.

“Given the demands on the system at the moment, we took a conscious decision in conjunction with the clinical commissioning group to take our fair share of two-year waiters,”

“There will always be a private market and encouraging people to come to Sulis takes people off the waiting list if they go private, and it creates space for those people who can’t afford private healthcare to be seen as quickly as possible.

“Consultants love that the revenue generated for the hospital goes back to the NHS as they want to give something back.

“RUH has shown massive foresight in getting a fantastic site that can leverage off the private work that will always be there, keep consultants happy, and link up the good governance and clinical safety between the two sites. It’s gone beyond my expectations." Simon Milner explains.

Read the full HSJ article here.

How to find us
Just 10 minutes from Bath
The Sulis Hospital Bath,
Foxcote Avenue,
Peasedown St John,
Bath, BA2 8SQ
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By Car

Sulis Hospital is located 6 miles south of Bath city centre. Travelling from Bath, head south west on the A367. After you pass the Audi and Mercedes-Benz dealerships, on your left, take the first exit at the roundabout then turn left into Foxcote Avenue. Sulis Hospital is immediately on your right.


A visitors' car park is located directly in front of the hospital. This is free of charge to patients and visitors.

By Public Transport

There are regular buses from Bath to Peasedown St John.