Salisbury District Hospital has announced that it is currently under “intense pressure” and is at “full capacity.”
According to the hospital there are “a significant number of patients waiting to be discharged home or into alternative care.”
Chief Executive Stacey Hunter said, “We would like to ask for the community to support us as we work to alleviate the pressure and improve the flow of patients through the hospital. If people have a family member waiting to be discharged please try to respond quickly to calls about their ongoing care at home or in another setting.
“Please don’t attend the hospital site unless critical, and if attending A&E for emergency care please be patient as staff will prioritise those most in need of urgent or critical care.
“The hospital is open. Please do attend all appointments as normal unless directly contacted by the hospital.”