Salisbury Breast Unit opened in December 2016, following on from The Breast Team approaching the Trustees of The Stars Appeal to seek support in launching a fundraising campaign for the new Breast Unit. Prior to the build of the Breast Unit, patients attended busy outpatient departments and moved between different areas of the hospital in one visit; which could be very anxiety provoking for patients.
Visiting the Breast Unit means that all examinations and diagnostic tests are completed under one roof, in a calming environment and space.
The Unit is named after retired Salisbury engineer David Brown, who made a substantial donation to the campaign. Many other generous donors have been recognised within the Unit through named rooms and a placard of all those who kindly donated to the Unit. Please see below the individual stories behind each room.
The David A Brown Breast Unit was funded by donations to the Stars Appeal Breast Cancer Unit Campaign. Amazingly, over £1million was raised and donated by local people and organisations. We are hugely grateful to each and everyone one of our supporters, including those listed below and many, many others.
Please use the drop down boxes below to explore each of the rooms named in honor of The Breast Unit.
The Breast Unit has wheelchair access facilitates.
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.