Frances Owen has lived in Salisbury for 20 years, settling here after 11 years working in Zimbabwe and another 4 years working for UNICEF in Namibia. She qualified as a Consultant in Public Health in 2007 and worked in a variety of public health roles in the NHS and at Wiltshire Council before retiring in 2017. She remains a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and is also a Fellow of the RSA, a member of Salisbury Soroptimists and a volunteer with Healthwatch Wiltshire. She facilitates Creative Writing for Wellbeing courses for the WEA and community groups in Salisbury and her interests include swimming, playing Mah Jong and reading.
Frances was elected as a Public Governor for Salisbury City in June 2023 and looks forward to representing the concerns and health needs of people in the area.
Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.