Min could be on way out of city
The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, known as the Min, could be moving out of the city centre.
Plans are in place to merge the Min and the Royal United Hospital, creating one big foundation trust.
Bosses at both hospitals have assured patients that all services will continue, but it is not clear yet whether services provided by the Min will continue at its current building in Upper Borough Walls or be moved to the RUH site, in Weston.
An assessment of the Min building is currently under way.
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A spokesperson for the hospital said: "It is the intention to join with the RUH once it is authorised as a foundation trust.
"Services, staff and assets will at that point transfer into the new organisation.
"Where services will be provided from in the future is not determined.
"At the moment an assessment of the Min building is under way to establish its condition, and that will assist in planning for the future."
The boards of both hospitals have approved the merger, saying it made financial sense to have one big foundation trust rather than two smaller ones.
The merger could take place as early as next spring.