Three specialities at RUH Bath now offering robotic surgery

Posted: 04th August 2023

Thanks to our extraordinary supporters, operations in a hat trick of specialities have now taken place at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust using its new Da Vinci surgical robot, which has been purchased by RUHX.

The Trust carried out its first gynaecology oncology and radical prostatectomy surgeries earlier in July. This follows its first ever colorectal operation using the technology in June.
This means that the RUH now has three specialities that can operate on the people it cares for with greater precision, and perform complex procedures with minimal access, while ensuring the highest levels of patient safety.

This is part of the commitment that has been made across the local area to invest in the latest technology. Great Western Hospital in Swindon has also recently completed its first robotic surgery, with Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust set to follow later this year.

Cara Charles-Barks, Chief Executive of the RUH Bath, said:
“I’m delighted that we can now offer robotic surgery to even more of the people we care for and I’m so proud of our teams who’ve worked tirelessly to make this happen. The fact that we have this cutting edge technology is not just great news for our community but everyone who works in our surgery teams – both now and in the future.”

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By committing to buying the robot now, we’ve saved £250,000, and secured a promotional benefits package worth over £240,000.

But in order to cover the remaining cost of the robot, we’re seeking donations from anyone who’d like to help change patients’ lives for the better – and play a part in this significant advancement in our hospital’s technology.