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Critical Incident at Salisbury District Hospital stood down


18 July 2022
The Critical Incident at Salisbury District Hospital was stood down at 4:55pm on Friday, 15th July. However, we continue to encourage our local community to help reduce pressure on the hospital, and only attend A&E if they are experiencing a life threatening condition. Alternatives to A&E include the Salisbury Walk in Centre and NHS 111 online and by phone.  For minor illness local community pharmacists can provide advice and a range of over-the-counter medicine and treatments.
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Salisbury Hospital declares critical incident


14 July 2022
At 07:50 this morning Salisbury Hospital declared a critical incident due to multiple operational pressures including increased length of ambulance delays, increased staff sickness and increasing number of patients awaiting to be discharged to another setting. To reduce pressure on the hospital, we would like to strongly encourage our local community to help us by only attending A&E if they are experiencing a life threatening condition. Alternatives to A&E include the Salisbury Walk in Centre and NHS 111 online and by phone.  For minor illness local community pharmacists can provide advice and a range of over-the-counter medicine and treatments.
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Advice for coping with hot weather


12 July 2022
With the Level 3 Heat Health Alert this week, please follow this advice to keep safe: Stay out of the sun. Keep your home as cool as possible – shading windows and shutting them during the day may help. Open them when it is cooler at night. Keep drinking fluids. If there’s anybody you know, for example an older person living on their own, who might be at special risk, make sure they know what to do.
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Salisbury District Hospital under pressure


08 July 2022
Salisbury District Hospital is under tremendous pressure and our A&E is very busy. Unless you are acutely ill and need urgent hospital treatment please do not attend so that we can care for patients with severe or life-threatening injuries and illness. If you do attend, please be patient and be prepared to wait.
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Face masks encouraged at Salisbury Hospital


07 July 2022
Due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the community and the increasing number of inpatients testing positive for COVID-19, from today (7th July 2022) Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust is asking all visitors and patients at Salisbury District Hospital to wear face masks while in the buildings.  The Trust also encourages good hand hygiene, and when possible visitors should maintain social distancing. Dr Peter Collins, Chief Medical Officer (pictured above) says: "The public’s cooperation will mean our services are safer and our staff can work more effectively."
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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.

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