20 June 2024

Who’s looking after you this winter? Introducing the Community Midwives

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 third in Salisbury District Hospital’s video series focuses on the dedicated team of Community Midwives. The team provides antenatal care to pregnant women, labour care for home births, and looks after mothers and babies after they come home from the hospital.

The team has been delivering care throughout the pandemic and continues to be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You can meet some of them here:


A spokesperson for the hospital commented, “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 there is dedicated to providing and supporting compassionate high-quality care. The hospital also works with local GPs, the ambulance service, NHS 111 and the local Walk-in Centre, to provide help 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

“The hospital is among the array of NHS services here to help you when you need it. It has 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.

“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 the Flu jab – please book them as soon as possible.”

Photography by Harley Shearstone.

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Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty