Salisbury Foundation Trust

Departments

Departments & Services

Anaesthetics

The Anaesthetics department houses the anaesthetists and their administrators.

ArtCare

Arts in health is widely recognised as a valuable asset to the quality of care provided in hospitals. and healthcare settings. ArtCare’s aim is to bring colour and inspiration to the Trust by delivering a quality arts programme. The ArtCare team has more than 25 years of experience delivering visual, participatory and environmental projects at Salisbury District Hospital, as well as projects in other hospitals and health care settings, including mental health. 

Audiology

The department provides audiology and hearing therapy services for patients of all ages. We test hearing and balance and provide treatment and/or hearing aids where appropriate.

Bereavement Suite

The Bereavement Suite provides a supportive and private area in which to deliver bereavement services and support for families and friends

Blood Tests

Provides a full diagnostic testing service and a phlebotomy service for patients to get blood taken for testing.

Breast Department

Breast and Endocrine Surgery

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

We are a specialist service that helps children and young people who are struggling with a range of mental health issues. You may have heard about our service or been referred to us by a professional who is worried about your emotional wellbeing.

Cancer Services

The Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) provides cancer services for a population of 225,000 across Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire. The hospital receives approximately 12,000 suspected cancer referrals per year and diagnoses approximately 2,000 new cases of cancer each year.

Cardiac Investigation Unit

We are the department at Salisbury Hospital responsible for Echocardiography services, Implantable Cardiac Device checks, Exercise Stress Tests, 24hr/7 day monitors, BP monitors, Syncope Testing, and ECGs.

Cardiac Suite (Cardiac Cath Lab)

Department undertaking Coronary Angiograms, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Pacemaker Insertions and Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapies.

Cardiology

The Cardiology Department undertakes many tests and investigations to ensure good heart health throughout the Wiltshire area. The aim of this site is to give you a brief introduction to our team and access to information regarding our services, clinics and the common cardiology investigations, along with frequently asked questions and their answers. Hopefully you will find this service informative and helpful.

Catering services

Catering for our patients, visitors and staff is provided by our in-house catering team. Our meals are prepared fresh each day, in our on-site purpose built kitchen, supporting local growers and suppliers.

Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy consists of a team of Ecumenical Chaplains who are available to offer religious and spiritual support for peoples of all faiths, or none. A Chaplain is on site during the daytime. The Chapel is open for quiet reflection and prayer. There are regular services that take place in The Chapel (times can be found on The Chaplaincy notice boards throughout the hospital).

Child and Family Services

The Child and Family Service team operates to provide therapy, treatment, consultation and education in children's mental health. Children are seen up to the age of 18 years.

Children's Hearing Services Working Group (CHSWG)

The Salisbury CHSWG (pronounced chizzywig) is a multi-disciplinary group, including service users, which takes the lead in integrated service delivery for deaf children and their families. The main focus of the Group is to monitor, to develop and to improve the services delivered to deaf children, their parents, carers and other family members through the processes of ongoing support.

Children's Physiotherapy

The Children's Physiotherapy Department provides treatment as appropriate for children aged 0-16 (and to 19 if they have a long-standing, complex condition) who have orthopaedic, respiratory, neurological or developmental issues. They aim to support parents and carers in the management of their child's condition and may also advise about special equipment.

Children's Unit

The Children’s Unit is proud of our team and delighted that we are able to care for children in such wonderful surroundings. This website tells you how children and their families are cared for here in Salisbury, both as outpatients or as patients on Sarum Ward.

Clinical Neurophysiology

The Clinical Neurophysiology team performs tests on the brain and nervous system. Our diagnostic procedures include EEG (electroencephalogram - brainwaves test), ambulatory EEG (wearing an EEG monitor for 24 hours), EP (evoked potential studies), NCS (nerve conduction studies) and EMG (electromyogram).  The department sees both inpatients and outpatients.

Clinical Psychology

The Department of Clinical Psychology contains a team of Clinical Psychologists who have particular experience and expertise in the field of physical health and disability. The psychologists have particular expertise in the following areas: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; anxiety; depression; body image problems and difficulties with intellectual functioning.

Clinical Science and Engineering

The Department of Clinical Science and Engineering (CSE) exists to provide the physical science and engineering input into healthcare in Salisbury Foundation Trust.

Day Surgery Unit

The Day Surgery Unit comprises four general anaesthetic operating theatres and two minor operating theatres, two ward areas with 33 beds, a main reception, outpatient clinic and central booking services. The Unit has a throughput of approx. 9,500 day surgery cases per year together with an additional 1,500 cases being treated in the minor operating theatres. Day surgical services are used by surgical and medical patients across 11 specialities.

Dermatology

Skin disorders

DEXA Bone Densitometry Scan

DEXA stands for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry. It is a useful technique because as a scan it is a low dose X-ray procedure which can measure the mineral density of your bones. Specifically, it looks at the bone mineral density or BMD, and compares your reading with a database of normal values to see if you are at a higher risk of having a fracture due to reduced strength in your bones. A low bone mineral density means that the bone is weaker than it should be.
The test will be reported back to your referring consultant or GP for them to discuss the finding with you.
Unlike a CT or MRI scan, you will not be enclosed by the scanner.

Diabetes Care Team

The Diabetes Care Team gives advice and support to people with diabetes and their families and carers.

Dietetic

The Dietitians provide a range of services to adults and children, applying the science of nutrition to the prevention and treatment of clinically related nutritional problems and the promotion of health, translating nutritional science into practical dietary advice for individuals, groups and communities. The department works both in the hospital and local community setting.

Dorset and Wiltshire AAA Screening Programme

Dorset and Wiltshire AAA Screening Programme promotes Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm screening in men age 65+.

Ear, Nose & Throat

The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department treats patients with a wide range of conditions, including those who require surgery.

Education Centre

The Education Centre helps staff learn and progress in their roles through coaching, training, mentoring and development.

Emergency Department

The Emergency Department (ED) cares for patients who come to hospital with urgent or life-threatening illness or injuries. A visit to a busy hospital A&E department for minor ailments, injuries and illnesses could mean a very long wait, as emergency cases take priority.

Endoscopy unit

The Endoscopy Unit carries out procedures using fibreoptic cameras for visual diagnosis purposes. This enables the healthcare professional to see structures inside the body.

Eye Clinic

Annually we see over 27,000 patients in Salisbury, Shaftesbury and Warminster, treating cataracts and other diseases of the eye including squints, retinal diseases and glaucoma. Our entire team is focused on providing our patients with a pleasant, comfortable experience as they receive advice and treatment during specialised consultations and surgical procedures.

Fertility Centre

Salisbury Fertility Centre provides assisted conception treatments for both NHS-funded and self-funded patients. The unit is licenced by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and complies with their code of practice.

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for patients with gastro-intestinal and liver diseases. We comprise of four Consultant Gastroenterologists who are supported by specialist nurses and secretarial staff. Our team has a wide range of speciality expertise and work together in a close multi-disciplinary fashion to provide integrated care for patients and their families. The Department has a comprehensive range of diagnostic procedures and specialist clinics.

Genetics

Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory

Gynaecology Unit

The Gynaecology Unit sees patients for Gynaecological problems, including Colposcopy for abnormal smears, Oncology and general Gynaecological problems.

Healthcare Library

The hospital medical library is accessible to all NHS staff and students. Membership registration required. Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm. Outside of these hours 24 hour access is available using Trust ID card. Books, journals, computers, electronic resources, self-issue system, printing and copying facilities, binding, meeting room, enquiry service.

Hospedia

Hospedia is a private company which provides the bedside television sets and telephones at the hospital. To find a patient's telephone number call 0345 414 1234. To purchase credit for the television/telephone call 0345414 1234.

Informatics

The Informatics Department is responsible for the Trust’s IT services, information governance, information services, medical records and coding. The IT Department aims to provide users with a service which is available 24 hours a day.

Laser Clinic

The Laser Clinic health professionals are highly trained to perform a range of laser procedures, including Salisbury Skin Service, Plastic Surgery and Burns.

Maternity

Whether you are expecting a baby or thinking of starting a family, we are delighted that you are considering Salisbury for your care. We are a small, professional and friendly team currently supporting approximately 2,500 mothers per year. Our team of caring midwives and experienced specialist doctors (obstetricians), supported by the team from the Neonatal Unit and other healthcare professionals from across the hospital provide you with comprehensive high quality care.

Medical Education

We are responsible for the education of all training grade doctors employed by Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust and for the training of those medical students who are on attachment from the University Medical Schools of Southampton, and King's College London. We also contribute to the continuing professional education of local general medical and general dental practitioners.

Medical Engineering

We are a professional clinical and engineering team that primarily provides bespoke solutions for special seating, wheelchair adaptations and rehabilitation aids. Clinics may be run in the hospital or off-site depending on service need and there is the capability to measure interface pressures. The purpose built workshop enables us to design and manufacture custom made devices for patients, as well as developing new products. The department works closely with other healthcare professionals and with regional wheelchair services.

Medical Photography

Medical Photography is a specialist profession supporting other healthcare professions within a medical environment. The area of expertise is made up of professionals called Healthcare Scientists who specialise in photography.

Medical/Surgical Outpatients

The Medical/Surgical Outpatients Department provides a comprehensive outpatient service for patients across a large range of specialities. A large number of clinicians, including dieticians and specialist nurses, run clinics within the department. Several specialities run one-stop services in which patients can have diagnostic tests on the same day.

Microbiology

The Microbiology Department processes diagnostic tests for bacterial, viral, fungal and human parasite infections.

Nunton Unit

The Nunton Unit contains several teams/services/practitioners. It is an outpatient area, consisting of chairs where patients can have blood tests and receive transfusions. The Community Rehabilitation Team, Neuro Rehabilitation Team, Nursing Staff who also cover The Lounge, Urgent Care Team, Parkinson's Specialist Nurse, Elderly Care Consultants and secretaries, Falls Co-ordinator and support staff/managers.

Odstock Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness. We are a small, happy and friendly team who are experts in our field of work. We work hard to ensure that the advice, service and the atmosphere you receive are to a high standard. We are a non-profit making centre who will invest membership fees back into the facilities provided for you. Our members are very important to us.

Oncology Outpatients

Oncology Outpatients is a dedicated area where the Oncology team see patients for consultations and assessments. It is located next to the Pembroke Suite on Level 3, near the main entrance.

Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery

Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery, Orthodontics and Dentistry. The maxillo facial surgeons treat patients who require surgery to the head, neck and mouth. The orthodontic service works to prevent and correct disorders of the teeth including those in people who have a cleft lip or palate. The dental service provides treatments which are complex or cannot be carried out by dentists in primary care.

Orthopaedic Department

Provides services for orthopaedic referrals, orthopaedic spinal service and fracture clinic appointments. Also provides facilities for application of and after-care of plaster casts. Pre-Assessment clinics are also held in the clinic from Monday to Friday by Specialist Nurse Practitioners.

Orthotics

An orthosis is an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system. These include items such as spinal braces, collars, specialist footwear and insoles. The team in Salisbury provides a service to hospital in-patients as well as running our own out-patient clinics including a satellite clinic in Shaftesbury. We use orthotic devices as part of a patient’s overall treatment programme, working in multi-disciplinary teams and joint clinics with other departments, especially with the Children’s Unit, the Lower Limb Clinic in Rheumatology, the Diabetic Foot Clinic and the regional Spinal Treatment Centre. The on-site workshop allows us to adapt devices to give a more comfortable and better fit. The Moiré Fringe clinic, used to assess for back posture, spinal curvature and leg length difference, is also run within the Orthotics team. 

PALS

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) offers confidential advice, support and information on health-related matters. We provide a point of contact for patients, their families and their carers.

Pathology

Provides a full diagnostic testing service and a phlebotomy service for patients to get blood taken for testing.

Pharmacy

The Pharmacy Department provides a comprehensive clinical service to patients and staff at Salisbury Hospital. We employ expert registered pharmacists, technicians and support staff to provide a range of services all to ensure patients receive safe, effective and timely medicines.   

Our services include:

  • Full ward based clinical pharmacy  and patient safety services
  • Dispensing services for in-patients, at discharge and outpatients
  • Clinical trials
  • Ward stock distribution
  • All medicines procurement for the trust
  • Aseptic production of chemotherapy, parenteral nutrition and high risk medication
  • Homecare services
  • Guidelines and medicines formulary services
  • Training hub for student pharmacists, technicians and those studying apprenticeships in pharmacy.   

Physiotherapy - Outpatient Department

The Outpatient Physiotherapy Department is open between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. The department has a treatment area, hydrotherapy pool and gym. We treat patients with a range of musculoskeletal conditions who have a referral from their GP or consultant.

Plastic and Burns Department

The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department Care for patients from Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight and The Channel Islands. Patients are referred by GPs, the Emergency Department and other hospitals.

Pre-operative Assessment Unit (POAU)

The pre-operative assessment unit is a nurse-led clinic that specialises in preparing patients for planned surgery. A pre-operative assessment is performed on all patients who are having a surgical procedure performed under anaesthetic.

Radio Odstock

Radio Odstock broadcasts 24 hours a day and can be received free of charge on the hospital bedside units, and is also available online. Request shows are made from wards visits in the evenings and certain weekdays and also from requests received online. Our stream is available on various platforms including Alexa, Sonos, Internet Radio and a couple of mobile phone apps as well as the site player. For more information please visit the Radio Odstock website: http://radioodstock.org.uk  

Radiology

The Radiology department at Salisbury District Hospital provides a wide range of diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures. These include: CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, DEXA, X-Ray, Fluoroscopy, Mammography and Interventional Radiology. The staff of over 130 includes its own booking team, Radiographers, Sonographers, Mammographers, Consultant Radiologists, Advanced Practitioners and clinical support staff. 

Renal Dialysis

Salisbury Dialysis Unit is based at Salisbury District Hospital and the service is provided by Renal Services (UK) Limited on behalf of the renal unit at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. The Renal Unit in Salisbury has 11 dialysis stations which enables patients to receive their treatment closer to their homes saving them both time and the cost of travel to the main unit in Portsmouth.

Rheumatology

The Rheumatology Department provides outpatient services for people with Rheumatological conditions. We take referrals from GPs. The medical  team is made up of four consultants and a registrar. There is also a dedicated specialist nursing and Occupational therapist team.

As well as the main outpatients service we run  a dedicated Biologics service for patients on these medication and infusion day unit.

Salisbury Linen Services

Salisbury Linen Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Salisbury Foundation NHS Trust. Salisbury Linen Services (SLS) provide a Linen and Laundry service to a number of acute hospitals across Southern England. SLS are registered on all the National Frameworks and accredited to EN14065.

 

Sexual Health

Welcome to Wiltshire Sexual Health Service (WiSe). We are a free NHS service providing STI testing and treatment, contraception and HIV services in Wiltshire. Our service is confidential, non-judgemental and for people of all ages, genders and orientations. You can find information on this website on how and where to access the service you need.

Speech and Language Therapy

The Speech and Language Therapy services are for adults with acquired disorders of; 

  • Speech
  • Language
  • Communication voice and swallowing as inpatients
  • Outpatients and in the community within the Salisbury area.
  • Children and adults with cleft lip and palate, as part of the regional Spires Cleft Team.

Spinal and GP X-Ray

Spinal X-Ray, Ultrasound, Video Urodynamics, GP Walk-in, X-Ray. The GP and Spinal X-Ray facility is in a separate location from the rest of the Radiolology Department and is situated near Day Surgery. Patients who have X-rays ordered by their GP will usually have them done here.

Spinal Treatment Centre

The Spinal Treatment Centre focuses on the care and rehabilitation of persons with Spinal Cord Injury.

Stoma Care Clinic

We are a small team of Stoma Care Clinical Nurse Specialists

Surgical Admissions Lounge

The Surgical Admissions Lounge (SAL) is for patients being admitted to hospital to have an operation.

Urology Centre

Urology Centre Salisbury consists of a close-knit group of urologists, specialist nurses and administrative staff, offering a team approach to quality evidence-based care. A wide range of treatments are offered to patients with urology problems from Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. These include problems that arise in the kidney, bladder, prostate, penis and testicles including cancer or suspected cancer. You can find more information on conditions we treat on this website.

Vascular and Diabetes Unit

The Vascular and Diabetes Unit is a diagnostic and treatment centre at Salisbury District Hospital for patients with vascular disease (varicose veins, arterial disease, carotid disease, aneurysms, leg ulcers and more) and diabetes. The team also run outreach clinics at the Shaftesbury and Warminster Hospitals.

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.

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8BJ
T: 01722 336262 E: sft.pals@nhs.net
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