Improving the emotional wellbeing of older people in hospital
The Engage Programme is run by the Department of Clinical Psychology at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust and is designed to support the psychological needs of older adults in hospital who often find the transition from home to hospital difficult. This may lead to problems such as anxiety and depression.
Engage uses specially trained psychology volunteers to help support the emotional wellbeing of patients during their stay in hospital.
Since 1954, the League of Friends has been raising funds to support projects in the hospital, as well as health care services within the local area. With the launch of the Stars Appeal as the hospital's official charity, we now work alongside them with separate fundraising efforts to support small projects that make a big difference to patients, visitors and staff.
Formed in 1981, the Salisbury Hospice Charity jointly funds palliative care services with the NHS. Through its activities it has funded the building of the Hospice and several subsequent extensions and refurbishments. It is committed to raising £1.5 million each year to maintain and develop the services. In some cases it is the sole funder of a service or activity.
The Stars Appeal is the official NHS charity for Salisbury District Hospital.
Find out more about our charity, what we’re fundraising for and how you can support us at www.starsappeal.org
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.