22 June 2024

Who is looking after you this winter? Behind the scenes at Salisbury District Hospital

Salisbury District Hospital is releasing a series of videos highlighting some of the teams that are dedicated to caring for the people of Salisbury this winter.

The first in the series focuses on the surgical team who have delivered care throughout the pandemic and continue to be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Dave Roberts, Head of Communications, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust explained, “This series will shine a light on some of our departments and the work they do to care for you this winter.

“Salisbury Hospital has over 4500 staff working together to care for our community. There are Doctors, nurses, midwives and therapists. There are porters, scientists, managers, electricians, carpenters, telephonists and chefs. Everyone here is dedicated to providing and supporting compassionate high-quality care.

“Working with local GPs, the ambulance service, NHS 111 and the local Walk in Centre, we are here to help 24hrs a day 7 days a week.”

A spokesperson for the hospital added, “The hospital is among the array of NHS services here to help you when you need it. We do have inpatient and outpatient services, and A&E for life-threatening or very serious conditions.

“Other services which could treat you include your GP and pharmacist, as well as the local Walk-in Centre. If you’re unsure of the right treatment for your illness or injury, contact NHS 111 online or by phone.

“But whatever your illness or injury, please don’t delay finding out how it can best be treated.”

They added, “We want to keep everybody safe – our patients, visitors and staff, so if you do need to come to our hospital be sure to follow all of our hygiene and COVID-19 guidelines, which include wearing facemasks, observing social distancing, handwashing and some restrictions on visiting.

“COVID-19 and Flu vaccinations are readily available, so if you’re eligible for first, second or booster COVID-19 vaccination and Flu jab – please book them as soon as possible.”

Photography credit: Harley Shearstone

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Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty