Message from our Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
Continuity can be a rare commodity in this day and age, but it is one of the key features of the service that St John's Hospital has provided to the city of Bath for more than 800 years.
An organisation does not survive for that length of time without continually adapting to changes within society. It is this ability to adapt and evolve that has enabled St John’s to deliver a consistently high quality of care and support up to the present day.
St John’s Hospital was founded by Bishop Reginald Fitzjocelyn in 1174 to help those in need within the city of Bath. Over time, St John’s has developed into a modern almshouse charity which now provides self-contained flats for 120 older people of limited means, as well as making grants to community organisations and individuals.
I was delighted to be asked to become the Patron of St John’s Hospital at one of the most interesting points in its history. The first phase of the building modernisation programme is now complete and phase two is about to begin. Transforming these properties in the city centre will, in turn, help to transform the lives of those living at St John’s for generations to come.
I hope you will join me in supporting the wonderful work of St John's Hospital and in wishing it every success for the future.