During the upcoming industrial action on 6th and 7th February by the Royal College of Nursing at Salisbury District Hospital, the focus of the hospital is to maintain safe and compassionate patient care.
The hospital has been working closely with the Royal College of Nursing to ensure our wards are safely staffed and that critical services are maintained.
Our Accident & Emergency Department and urgent care services will be functional. If you need to visit A&E please do so and our maternity team will continue to safely deliver babies as they do 24 hours a day. We will have safe staffing levels for all inpatients.
However, many of our outpatient clinics and planned surgery may be unable to go ahead as planned. Patients impacted will be contacted directly by the hospital. If you are not contacted directly, we would ask you to attend as planned.
We would ask anyone that attends the hospital during the two days of industrial action to please be aware that staff might be stretched and to be prepared to wait a little longer or have appointments delayed.
03 February 2023
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.