During the upcoming industrial action on 18th and 19th January by the Royal College of Nursing, Salisbury District Hospital will be operating a Bank Holiday level service. The focus of the hospital during the two days of strike action is to maintain safe and compassionate patient care.
Our Accident & Emergency Department will be fully functional and 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.
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.
We would ask anyone that attends the hospital during the two days of industrial action to please be aware that staff will be stretched by the industrial action and to be prepared to wait a little longer or have appointments delayed.
Here is a message from CEO Stacey Hunter on the RCN strike:
16 January 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.