2020 was a year like no other due to COVID-19, and more than eighteen months on from our first admission here at Salisbury District Hospital (SDH), we’re still dealing with the impact of the pandemic on a daily basis.
At pace, we were asked, and needed, to make some big changes to the way we worked and delivered care to keep our patients and our 4,500+ members of staff safe.
Below you can find some important information on how COVID-19 has impacted SDH and our response in numbers. However, behind some of the numbers are families and friends who are mourning a life cut short. And behind each and every patient are the staff who provided them with the very best possible care in the most difficult of circumstances.
Stacey Hunter, our Chief Executive has said:
“The teamwork across the hospital and those with our community partners has been outstanding. From the generous outpouring of support from the community which have helped ensure the Stars Appeal can continue to deliver the popular care packages to staff and the occasional curry or pizza, to the support from the military, and the staff fit testing help from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service - it is the 'one team ethos' that has got us through.”
The following information was correct as of 05 November 2021 and will be updated regularly.
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.