The first services and staff moved over at the weekend, 31st August – 1st September, to the new RNHRD and Brownsword Therapies Centre at the Royal United Hospital’s Combe Park site.
Therapies and Pain services, currently housed at the RUH, transferred to their new home in the nearby building.
They are joined by the Bath Centre for Fatigue Services, which is the first department from the Mineral Water Hospital to move.
These are the first moves in a phased relocation programme. Rheumatology Services and Rheumatology Therapies will transfer from the Mineral Water Hospital, also known as the Min, next weekend, 7th-8th September.
Other services currently housed at the Min, chronic pain services, as well as diagnostic and research teams and support staff, will be making the move to the main RUH site in Bath this autumn.
Bringing staff and services together on one site has been many years in the planning, and the RUH has worked closely with patients and staff to design the best new home for each service.
RUH Chief Executive James Scott said: “This is an exciting time for everyone at the Trust and we’re really looking forward to colleagues and patients joining us here at Combe Park.
“We know the Min is a much-loved building and there may be some sadness at moving.
“However, our new facilities will ensure that we can continue to provide the same high quality care, delivered by the same teams, in new and improved surroundings.
“We’ve also paid great attention to the interior design of our new buildings, incorporating some of the Min’s iconic features and artworks to ensure the history, heritage and significance of the Min will live on.”