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Opening Times are Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm

Welcome to The League of Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath)

The League of Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath) provide amenities and comforts for patients and relatives which could not otherwise be provided by the NHS. This includes having volunteers across the hospital, fundraising along with a Coffee Shop and Shop.
Find us at B18 in the Royal United Hospital.

Opening Hours are:

Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 10-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm 
Coffee Shop Opening Hours are: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4pm
Core Office Opening Hours are: Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm 

Welcome to The League of Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath)

The League of Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath) provide amenities and comforts for patients and relatives which could not otherwise be provided by the NHS. This includes having volunteers across the hospital, fundraising along with a Coffee Shop and Shop.
Find us at B18 in the Royal United Hospital.

Opening Hours are:

Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, Saturday 10-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm 
Coffee Shop Opening Hours are: Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4pm
Core Office Opening Hours are: Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm 

LATEST DONATION

OCT 8TH 2019

On the evening of October 8th 2019 we were delighted to hand over our donation of £150,000 to the critical care project. This is a collaboration between the Forever Friends and our organisation to fund columns to house clinical information systems for each patient so the staff can deliver care in a more modern way.
We donate to the Trust in many ways.

LATEST DONATION

OCT 8TH 2019

On the evening of October 8th 2019 we were delighted to hand over our donation of £150,000 to the critical care project. This is a collaboration between the Forever Friends and our organisation to fund columns to house clinical information systems for each patient so the staff can deliver care in a more modern way.
We donate to the Trust in many ways.

LATEST OPPORTUNITIES

Responsible to:  Senior Sister Onward Care Hub

Location: Onward Care Hub (A7)

Key Tasks & Responsibilities –

• To provide regular hot drinks to patients

• To lead and organise table top activities (puzzles, games etc…)

• To assist with giving out sandwiches

• To walk to the hospital shop for patients

• To sit and talk to patients

• To assist staff with errands

• Shop trolley to visit

• PAT dog visits

Skills Required: To be able to communicate with patients and staff and be comfortable in leading some of the activities.

Days/Hours/Shifts Required – The Onward Care Hub will be open from 08.00-20.00 Monday – Friday and 08.00 – 18.00 Saturday and Sunday.

We would be open to anything that can be provided within these hours

Responsible to:  Helen Slocombe and Sandra Phipps (Ward managers)

Location: Combe Ward B19

Key Tasks & Responsibilities –

Providing companionship to support the patients on Combe Ward. To support those who are able to independently mobilise into the dayroom and support them to watch TV, play games, do any kind of activity they wish. If no one can go into the dayroom the volunteer could offer activities at the bedside- reading, games, chatting.

 Also to support those able to sit in the dayroom for lunch or teatime

Skills Required: Empathy, calm manner, confident, kind, friendly

Ability to recognise and alert staff of changes if patient becomes unwell

Days/Hours/Shifts Required – From around 11 am to 2pm or 3pm to 6pm Saturday and Sunday

We would be open to anything that can be provided within these hours.

Training to be undertaken – Understanding of dementia/safeguarding Understanding of food and hydration safety and management

  NEWS

Resignation of Chair of the Board of Trustees

Stan Barker has resigned as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of the RUH. This was a planned resignation as he had previously stated that he would take up the position until the Charity had achieved CIO status (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) this happened at the end of September this year.
He took over the chair at a difficult time when, due to other resignations the board was down to four trustees five were needed to make the board quorate. No decisions could be taken. Gradually the membership built up and the Trustees could now work towards becoming CIO.
During his tenure Stan drew the Friends Charity closer to the Forever Friends by working on two joint ventures The Dementia Care Project, later called the Friendly Faces Project to to which we donated £24Kand the Critical Care Project to which we donated £150K
Although he has resigned as a Trustee he will continue as a Volunteer Guide every Friday morning where he has been for the last eleven years. Thank you Stan for everything you have done for the charity.

MEDIA RELEASE OCTOBER 2019

Friends of the RUH have now become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

From the 1st of October we are delighted to announce that the Friends of the RUH have now become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Our Official name is Friends of the Royal United Hospitals and we will still be known as the Friends of the RUH, charity number 1176686. You can find out more about what a CIO is on the charity commission website www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission. Whilst this change has been the result of lots of work behind the scenes, what won’t change is our continued support for the patients with comforts and amenities and the provision of over 280 valued volunteers throughout the trust.

  NEWS

Resignation of Chair of the Board of Trustees

Stan Barker has resigned as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of the RUH. This was a planned resignation as he had previously stated that he would take up the position until the Charity had achieved CIO status (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) this happened at the end of September this year.
He took over the chair at a difficult time when, due to other resignations the board was down to four trustees five were needed to make the board quorate. No decisions could be taken. Gradually the membership built up and the Trustees could now work towards becoming CIO.
During his tenure Stan drew the Friends Charity closer to the Forever Friends by working on two joint ventures The Dementia Care Project, later called the Friendly Faces Project to to which we donated £24Kand the Critical Care Project to which we donated £150K
Although he has resigned as a Trustee he will continue as a Volunteer Guide every Friday morning where he has been for the last eleven years. Thank you Stan for everything you have done for the charity.

MEDIA RELEASE OCTOBER 2019

Friends of the RUH have now become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

From the 1st of October we are delighted to announce that the Friends of the RUH have now become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Our Official name is Friends of the Royal United Hospitals and we will still be known as the Friends of the RUH, charity number 1176686. You can find out more about what a CIO is on the charity commission website www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission. Whilst this change has been the result of lots of work behind the scenes, what won’t change is our continued support for the patients with comforts and amenities and the provision of over 280 valued volunteers throughout the trust.

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ABOUT THE HOSPITAL

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.
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The League of Friends of the Royal United Hospitals (Bath),
B18, Royal United Hospital,
Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG

Office Opening Hours are:
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Telephone: 01225 824046
email: ruh-tr.volunteers@nhs.net

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