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Contact us

There are a number of ways in which you can contact our hospital. Full details are listed below, along with telephone numbers for specific departments that you may find useful. If you are unsure which department you need, please contact the main hospital switchboard where you will find somebody happy to help you.

By post:
Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases
Upper Borough Walls

By email: 
Please note that we are not able to provide any confidential patient information via email.  Please visit here for contact details

The RNHRD recognises that some patients have difficulty using the telephone.  If you would like to communicate with the hospital by email please email the hospital's Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

PALS will support your communication with relevant staff across the hospital.

By phone:
Switchboard: 01225 465941
Patient advice and liaison service (PALS): 01225 825656
Outpatient manager: 01225 473451 ext 451
Appointments: 01225 473401 or 473431
Therapy appointments:01225 473416

Parry Ward: 01225 473405
Violet Prince Ward: 01225 473404
Rheumatology telephone advice line: 01225 428823

Rheumatology Flare-up Information
If you are experiencing a flare-up in the first instance please contact your GP. For more information on what to do if you have a flare click here.

Rheumatology outpatient appointments (opening hours Mon-Thurs 8.30am-6pm; Friday 8.30am-4.00pm)
01225 473401
To change or cancel routine rheumatology outpatient appointments, you can contact us on the above number, alternatively you can email us at  Please be aware that email is not a secure form of communication. If you have concerns about your personal details being visible to others please do not use email. If, however you choose to communicate with us in this way we will take this as consent for us to use your email address to reply to you regarding your appointment. All emails should contain the following information to enable us to process your request:

Date of birth
Hospital number
Telephone number (this will not be used to contact you, unless you indicate that you are happy for us to do so in your request)
Date of clinic appointment you wish to cancel or change 

Pain management: 01225 473427

Complex regional pain syndrome service (adults): 01225 473 462 fax 01225 473 461

Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
Adult service: 01225 473456

Children and Young People’s Service – Please contact the team at the Royal United Hospital Foundation Trust on 01225 821340.


Macmillan Step Up Fatigue Management Service for Cancer Survivors
Tel.01225 473 456
Fax 01225 473411

Endoscopy: On 1st February 2015 our Endoscopy service transferred to the RUH site at Combe Park and was integrated with the RUH endoscopy service. If you would like to make a referral please make this in writing to the RUH Gastroenterology service. Further information and referral advice is available here.

Clinical measurement: 01225 473414

X-ray: 01225 473412

Finding our hospital

The RNHRD hospital is situated in Bath city centre. This location is ideal for rehabilitation in an everyday environment but means that we do not have a car park. However, the city is well served by buses and trains to Bath Spa Station. There are excellent Park and Ride facilities in Bath, and Park and Ride buses pass close to the hospital.