The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire.The Trust occupies a 52-acre site about 1½ miles from Bath city centre and became a National Health Service Trust in 1992. The Trust provides 732 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services. The Trust employs around 4,800 staff, some of who also provide outpatient, diagnostic and someday case surgery services at local community hospitals in Bath & North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire. This fulfils part of the Trusts aim to provide high quality care to people in their local communities. The hospital provides healthcare to the population served by four Clinical Commissioning Groups: Bath & North East Somerset CCG Wiltshire CCG Somerset CCG South Gloucestershire CCG The RUH is now an NHS Foundation Trust. This means they are free from central government control, but they continue to deliver free care based on need, not ability to pay. they can be more flexible about how our money is invested in patient care and are more accountable to patients, staff and visitors through a body called the Council of Governors.Being an NHS Foundation Trust does not mark the end of our journey to improve care, but it is a milestone along the way, and they are looking forward to continuing their journey together, with you. If youd like to know more detail about how they will operate as an NHS Foundation Trust hospital, you can read their Constitution. Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust is pleased to confirm that we are compliant with the Governments requirements to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except when it is in the patients overall best interest, or reflects their personal choice.Insight is their community magazine for patients, visitors and members. You can read it online, or pick up a free copy from any of the main entrances to the hospital. You may also find it in your local GP surgery or community hospital. Published quarterly, the magazine is packed full of features, news and insights into the work we do at the Royal United Hospital and at our other sites (the RNHRD in the city centre and our community birthing centres).