Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of adults who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. We work in partnership with other organisations to safeguard our patients and as part of our commitment and duty, we are guided by the Wiltshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy as well as having our own internal policies and procedures.
All of our staff and volunteers receive training to equip them with the necessary skills to identify safeguarding concerns and respond to them appropriately.
Where there is a concern that a patient may have been the victim of abuse of neglect, the priority will always be their immediate safety. The wishes and views of the individual will be listened to and where possible acted upon.
If a patient or family member/carer has concerns about a safeguarding issue within the hospital, we would encourage them in the first instance, to discuss these concerns with the Nursing staff on the ward.
If the concern relates to an incident outside of the hospital, Wiltshire Adult Care should be the point of contact: 0300 456 0111 (Out of Hours 0845 607 0888). Further information can be sought from the Wiltshire Safeguarding Vulnerable Peoples Partnership https://wiltshiresvpp.org.uk/p/adults/about-safeguarding-adults
For anybody that is seeking support around domestic abuse, contact 01225 775276 (Monday to Friday 8am-5pm) and 01225 712880 out of hours
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.