During the 72-hour industrial action by Junior Doctors, which started at 07:00 this morning, and will continue until 07:00 Saturday morning, Salisbury District Hospital will be operating a Bank Holiday-level service. The focus of the hospital during the days of strike action is to maintain safe and compassionate patient care. Our Accident & Emergency Department will be fully functional as will our Maternity Unit, and we will have safe staffing levels for all inpatients. We’re working to ensure our wards are safely staffed and that critical services are maintained.
If you have a family member waiting to be discharged, please try to respond quickly to calls about their ongoing care at home or in another setting and help to get them home for Easter.
Please be aware that 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 also ask that you only attend A&E unless you have a life-threatening illness or severe injury. For illness and injuries that are not life-threatening or urgent, you can use alternatives such as your NHS 111 online, the Salisbury Walk-in Centre, your GP or local pharmacy.
If you do need to attend the hospital during the days of industrial action, please be aware that staff will be stretched, so please be prepared to wait a little longer or have appointments delayed.
14 June 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.