Team work and leadership rewarded at Salisbury District Hospital
Published: 30/11/2009 05:46 PM
Staff on Pitton Ward have won the Chairman’s multidisciplinary team award for the way they introduced new initiatives to improve overall ward management, provide better communication and more involvement for patients during handover.
Rainbows go live on hospital radio
Published: 02/11/2009 11:12 AM
Children from the 2nd Salisbury Rainbows enjoyed a unique opportunity to speak ‘on air’ and sing their goodbye song live to patients when they visited Radio Odstock at Salisbury District Hospital.
Local children to find out more about science in hospital visit
Published: 30/10/2009 05:51 PM
Fifteen to sixteen year old children from Salisbury, south Wiltshire and north Dorset will have a unique opportunity to take part in a range of scientific activities, as part of a special visit to Salisbury District Hospital on Wednesday, November 4.
'Please Turn Over' campaign to help people prevent pressure ulcers
Published: 12/10/2009 05:55 PM
Specialist staff at Salisbury District Hospital kick off their ‘Please Turn Over’ (PTO) pressure ulcer campaign for patients, public and staff with an exhibition and demonstration of pressure relieving equipment in the hospital’s Springs Restaurant on Monday, October 12.
New leaflets and status cards raise awareness of penicillin allergy
Published: 21/09/2009 09:27 AM
Staff in the Salisbury District Hospital pharmacy are introducing medicine’s allergy leaflets and status cards wherever possible as part of a successful pilot project to improve people’s understanding of allergies and the information that they need to provide when they are prescribed medicines.
Aviva steps in as 2009 Stars Appeal Tidworth 10K sponsor
Published: 17/09/2009 01:51 PM
Insurance giant Aviva has taken on the principal sponsorship of this year’s Tidworth 10k Race and 3k Fun Run in aid of Salisbury District Hospital’s Stars Appeal. Aviva has stepped in at short notice after the previous main sponsor had to pull out.
Top marks for food, environment and privacy and dignity
Published: 06/07/2009 05:49 PM
Salisbury District Hospital has again been given top marks for the hospital environment, food quality and privacy and dignity in a national report by the National Patient Safety Agency published today (Monday, July 6).
Searchers star supports Stars Appeal's Caring 4 Kids campaign
Published: 30/06/2009 05:31 PM
Eleven-year-old Andover schoolboy, Rob Jones, will make a guest appearance alongside the Searcher’s lead singer Mike Pender, and the popular band Vanity Fare at a Sixties Gold show in aid of the Stars Appeal Caring 4 Kids campaign on July 10.
Salisbury specialists host successful national laser conference
Published: 09/06/2009 09:52 AM
Around 180 specialists in laser treatment heard about the latest technologies and pioneering treatments being used in this country at the British Medical Laser Association Conference held this year at Salisbury District Hospital.
Owls go live on hospital radio
Published: 09/06/2009 09:41 AM
Four to five year olds from the Owls class at Wyndham Park School enjoyed a unique opportunity to speak ‘on air’ and sing their school song live to patients when they visited Radio Odstock at Salisbury District Hospital.
Choral concert in aid of Stroke Unit
Published: 15/05/2009 03:35 PM
International soloists will join local stars on June 27 for a special choral concert at the Church of St Alban the Martyr, Larkhill in aid of the Stars Appeal, Stroke Care Fund.
Pupils see science and engineering in action in hospital visit
Published: 21/04/2009 12:47 PM
Salisbury District Hospital staff brought science and engineering to life for children from Broad Chalke Primary School when they came to see what clinical scientists and medical engineers can do to help improve the quality of life for people with disabling conditions.
Salisbury scores well on independent staff survey
Published: 30/03/2009 12:52 PM
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has been placed in the top 20% of Trusts in the country in 24 of the 36 key findings in the national staff survey published by the Healthcare Commission.
Major construction work at Salisbury District Hospital
Published: 30/03/2009 12:45 PM
Staff at Salisbury District Hospital are asking patients and visitors to bear with them as changes to access and movement around the hospital site are affected by major construction work between April and November 2009.
Plastic surgeon to give Batman a run for his money
Published: 17/03/2009 10:17 AM
Plastic surgeon Richard Cole will swap his white coat and a scalpel for the cape and mask of Batman when he takes to the streets in the London Marathon on April 26 in aid of the Salisbury League of Friends.
Marathon effort for Caring 4 Kids Campaign
Published: 16/03/2009 04:53 PM
Four local people will put take on the challenge of the London Marathon on April 26th in support of the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal.
Bond boost for Caring 4 Kids campaign
Published: 24/02/2009 05:53 PM
The partners of chartered accountants Moore Stephens (South) LLP have donated a fantastic £10,000 to the Caring 4 Kids campaign, following a Charity Gala screening of the latest James Bond film, “Quantum of Solace” on 30 October 2008.
Salisbury scientists chosen to lead national trial
Published: 09/02/2009 10:21 AM
Clinical scientists at Salisbury District Hospital have been chosen to lead a national trial on assistive technologies that help improve hand and arm rehabilitation following a stroke.
Patients rate A&E staff and services highly in national survey
Published: 13/01/2009 05:29 PM
People needing emergency treatment have given a big thumbs up to the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department at Salisbury District Hospital, with quality of care, confidence in staff, respect and privacy rated highly in an independent Healthcare Commission survey of A&E units published today (14 January 2009).
New procedure to identify spread of breast cancer
Published: 15/12/2008 10:30 AM
Breast cancer patients at Salisbury District Hospital can now benefit from a new surgical diagnostic procedure that helps specialists see if the disease has spread further without major invasive surgery.
New DVD for cardiac patients
Published: 03/12/2008 02:21 PM
The Cardiac Rehabilitation Team has produced a 'safe exercise' DVD and leaflet for cardiac patients who are referred to Salisbury District Hospital.
Unique support for breast cancer patients
Published: 23/10/2008 03:03 PM
Breast cancer patients picked up new tips and enjoyed each other’s company and support as part of a unique annual lunch for past and present patients held by Salisbury District Hospital staff.
Quality of services rated highly in annual performance ratings
Published: 16/10/2008 10:11 AM
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good for the quality of its services and Excellent for use of resources as part of the independent Healthcare Commission’s annual performance ratings published today (October 16).
Jimmy's Farming Heroes star at Rockbourne Fair
Published: 09/10/2008 06:00 PM
Jimmy Doherty, star of BBC TV’s Jimmy’s Farming Heroes, will be signing copies of his latest book at the Rockbourne Fair on Thursday afternoon, October 23.
Olympic rower to start Tidworth 10k
Published: 09/10/2008 07:35 AM
Olympic rowing silver medallist Josh West will start the Stars Appeal’s Tidworth 10k & 3k Fun Run at it’s new home at Tedworth House on Sunday , November 2.
Hospital visitors to take the resuscitation test
Published: 06/10/2008 10:31 AM
Visitors can put their resuscitation skills to the test on a computerised dummy in main reception at Salisbury District Hospital on October 8 between 10am and 1pm as part of the ‘CPR’ Challenge.
Rockbourne Fair to support Stars Appeal
Published: 19/09/2008 03:13 PM
The Rockbourne Fair is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and returns to the Salisbury Racecourse in October with its unique pre-Christmas shopping event.
Country fayre is caring 4 kids
Published: 11/09/2008 02:41 PM
Around 15,000 people are expected at the 2008 Berwick St John Country Fayre on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September.
Salisbury nurses selected to support British Paralympic team
Published: 11/08/2008 05:15 PM
Three nurses who work at the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre at Salisbury District Hospital have been chosen to provide specialist support to ParalympicsGB at the Paralympic Games in Beijing in September.
New scanner to reduce CT waiting times
Published: 07/08/2008 01:15 PM
Patients can now benefit from shorter waits and more convenient treatment thanks to the installation of a new £600,000 Computed Tomography (CT) scanner at Salisbury District Hospital.
League of Friends donate £3,000 to help refurbish relatives room
Published: 05/08/2008 10:56 AM
Relatives of patients in intensive care at Salisbury District Hospital can now benefit from a more sensitive environment away from the ward, thanks to a £3,000 donation from the Salisbury League of Friends for the refurbishment of relatives rooms.
NHS 60th Anniversary at Salisbury District Hospital
Published: 25/06/2008 10:42 AM
Patients, visitors and staff will be able to catch a glimpse of how NHS hospital services have developed locally over the last 60 years with a photographic exhibition that will run along the main corridor and in Springs Restaurant at Salisbury District Hospital between the 30 June and 11 July.
New scanner to help diagnose osteoporosis
Published: 24/06/2008 03:44 PM
People who are at greater risk of breaking bones because of osteoporosis can now benefit from better diagnosis thanks to the introduction of a new specialist scanner at Salisbury District Hospital.
Learn more about support for people with disabilities
Published: 19/06/2008 09:24 AM
Staff and volunteers from community groups will be on hand to give local people, carers and relatives information and advice on the support and local services that are available to people with disabilities in Springs Restaurant at Salisbury District Hospital between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday June 25.
Improved facilities and new technology in Salisbury District Hospital pharmacy
Published: 16/06/2008 01:54 PM
The media are invited to attend the official opening of the Pharmacy at Salisbury District Hospital on Wednesday, 18 June. This follows a £400,000 investment in the facilities and new technology which will give outpatients improved surroundings and a faster dispensing service for their medicines.
B.U.G.S. booklet to help parents when burns children leave hospital
Published: 22/05/2008 05:27 PM
Salisbury District Hospital based Burns Unit Group Support (B.U.G.S.) has launched an innovative new booklet that provides parents with a wide range of important advice about the care that they can provide for their children when they leave hospital.
Election of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Governors
Published: 16/05/2008 03:42 PM
Fiona Libby has been elected as a new Governor for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust’s South Wiltshire Rural constituency joining Chris Horwood (South Wiltshire Rural), Celeste Collins, (Salisbury City) and Paul Goldman (North Dorset), who were re-elected to the Council of Governors.
New scanner to reduce MRI waiting times for patients
Published: 14/05/2008 09:54 AM
Patients can now benefit from shorter waits and less treatment time thanks to the installation of a powerful new £1 million Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner at Salisbury District Hospital.
Patients give their views as part of national survey
Published: 14/05/2008 09:18 AM
In the latest national inpatient survey published by the independent Healthcare Commission, the Trust has scored well in a number of areas, including the level of privacy given to patients when being examined, and confidence and trust in the doctors treating them.
Patients win Inter Spinal Unit Games
Published: 25/04/2008 12:27 PM
Patients from across southern England have won the national Inter Spinal Unit Games for Salisbury District Hospital at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury – the best result for the hospital in 14 years.
Creative input wanted on new Children's Centre
Published: 22/04/2008 12:08 PM
ArtCare, the arts project at Salisbury District Hospital, is asking all children in the region to give a creative response to plans for a dedicated Children’s Centre at Salisbury District Hospital.
Mayor of Salisbury parachutes for Appeal
Published: 16/04/2008 05:15 PM
Mayor of Salisbury Kevin Cardy will take to the skies on Sunday 20 April, when he does a parachute jump to raise money for his Mayoral Appeal in support of the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal.
Kidney patients to have their dialysis locally
Published: 12/03/2008 10:35 AM
Local renal patients can now have their kidney dialysis in Salisbury rather than having to travel to Basingstoke, Totton or Portsmouth three times each week.
Hospital staff win bronze in national catering competition
Published: 11/03/2008 01:23 PM
A top team of international restaurateurs have awarded Salisbury District Hospital chefs James Butterfield and Sering Jammeh a bronze medal in a national catering competition at Hotel Olympia in London.
Hospital staff bring science to life for school students
Published: 07/03/2008 03:05 PM
Salisbury District Hospital staff brought science to life for a group of sixth form students from Kingdown Community School in Warminster when they visited the Radiology Department and the Wessex Specialist Laser Centre.
Teddies for loving care
Published: 13/02/2008 03:19 PM
Teddy bears are waiting in the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E) at Salisbury District Hospital to be given to children who come into A&E for treatment.
New support group for people with psoriasis
Published: 10/12/2007 05:41 PM
Salisbury District Hospital staff, patients and carers have started a local support group aimed at providing additional help and advice for people with psoriasis.
Magnet lift to make hospital attraction
Published: 29/11/2007 03:25 PM
A five-and-half-ton superconducting magnet for the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner will be hoisted into the first floor of the scanner building in a delicate operation at Salisbury District Hospital.
Women rate Salisbury District Hospital Maternity Services highly in national survey
Published: 27/11/2007 12:42 AM
New mums have given a big thumbs up to the Salisbury District Hospital maternity service with quality of care, respect and dignity rated highly in an independent Healthcare Commission survey of NHS maternity units.
In Salisbury, the proportion of women surveyed who said their care was Excellent, Very Good or Good was 94% during pregnancy, 93% during labour and birth, and 85% after the birth – all higher than the national average.
Caroline Brunt, Head of Midwifery and Neonatal Care said
Skin cancer patients to benefit from new specialist equipment
Published: 22/11/2007 11:27 AM
Patients with slow growing skin cancers and pre-cancerous skin lesions will benefit from a new £5,000 light therapy machine from the Salisbury League of Friends and £3,750 pain relief supercooler from the Wessex Cancer Trust.
Respiratory patients benefit from better facilities for therapy
Published: 13/11/2007 01:21 PM
Patients with respiratory conditions who need to see a specialist nurse for therapy can benefit from improved facilities and access to therapy thanks to the move of the Salisbury District Hospital respiratory service to a single location on the site.
Genetecists win service improvement award
Published: 31/10/2007 01:40 PM
Clinical Scientist Chris Mattocks and Process Manager Dan Ward from the Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory have won the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust’s Service Improvement Award for their work in designing and developing a high throughput laboratory for breast cancer genetic testing.
New breastfeeding supporters scheme to be launched in Salisbury
Published: 15/10/2007 02:21 PM
Successful breastfeeding mums are being encouraged to support other mothers who may be struggling with breastfeeding by signing up to be peer supporters in a new scheme run by Salisbury District Hospital midwives and the Salisbury Breastfeeding Support Group.
Rockbourne Fair organisers give their support to Stars Appeal
Published: 01/10/2007 11:57 AM
Organisers of the Rockbourne Fair have pledged their support for the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal by making the Appeal a major beneficiary of their three-day event in the Bibury Suite at the Salisbury Racecourse starting on October 17.
Be a star and become a hospital fundraising volunteer
Published: 16/08/2007 05:08 PM
As the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal goes from strength to strength, appeal organisers are looking for more volunteers who can help them in their day-to-day fundraising activities.
Bikers rally to the Stars Appeal cause
Published: 23/07/2007 02:41 PM
Bikers from the Moonrakers Motorcycle Club in Devizes rallied to the cause when they handed over a cheque for £250 to staff at the Salisbury District Hospital Burns Unit.
Peak performance raises £3,000 for Stars Appeal
Published: 03/07/2007 03:01 PM
Consultant colorectal surgeon Graham Branagan and his team have raised over £3,000 for the Stars Appeal and picked up a gold award when they finished the Three Peaks Challenge in 19 hours 10 minutes.
First NHS company in England
Published: 12/06/2007 10:49 AM
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has launched Odstock Medical Limited - the first NHS owned limited company in England to market a service worldwide.
Marathon man to notch up a run a month for Stars Appeal
Published: 15/05/2007 09:01 AM
Warminster security worker Peter Perren will move between the South of England and the Midlands to run seven marathons in as many months in a personal challenge to raise money for the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal.
Salisbury clinical engineers stand up to seating challenge
Published: 09/05/2007 02:20 PM
Clinical engineers in the Salisbury District Hospital Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Department have developed a unique seating system that will help disabled yachtsman Geoff Holt in his bid to sail solo around the coast of Great Britain.
Salisbury District Hospital introduces pioneering new microbiology system
Published: 16/04/2007 09:42 AM
Reporters and photographers are invited to come along to the launch of a new microbiology laboratory system at Salisbury District Hospital on Monday, 23 April at 2.30pm - the first in Europe to use the pioneering electronic Kiestra system in hospital to process bacterial specimens such as MRSA.
Guaranteed places available for Stars Appeal runners
Published: 05/04/2007 01:02 PM
The Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal has a limited number of places on some of the country’s top marathons and runs for fundraisers who want to run in support of the appeal.
Cream of British disabled sport give spinal patients sporting chance
Published: 19/03/2007 04:23 PM
Paralympic shot putt gold medallist and former Salisbury spinal patient Terry Hopkins gave spinal patients the chance to find out more about sport for the disabled when the cream of British disabled sport gathered at the Salisbury District Hospital spinal unit.
African skies beckon for Stars Appeal fundraiser
Published: 15/03/2007 01:13 PM
African skies beckon for local businessman Martin Quigley in April when he starts a 4000 mile motorcycle ride from his home in Wilton to Gambia in West Africa for the Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal.
Students see science in action in hospital visit
Published: 06/03/2007 12:50 PM
Salisbury District Hospital staff were able to bring science to life for sixth form students from Kingdown Community School in Warminster when they visited the Radiology Department and the Wessex Specialist Laser Centre.
Hospital staff hit gold in regional catering awards
Published: 26/02/2007 05:05 PM
Catering staff at Salisbury District Hospital have again scooped gold in the Salon Culinaire regional catering competition, when they received awards from the Hospital Caterers Association at the Southampton City College of Further Education.
New non executive directors at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Published: 02/02/2007 12:41 PM
Nigel Atkinson, retired corporate financier and former executive chairman of specialist finance consultancy company Nabarro Wells, has been appointed as a non executive director of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust from February 1.
Unique dermatology teaching clinic for patients and GPs
Published: 27/11/2006 10:32 AM
South Wiltshire GPs in training now have an opportunity to learn more about skin conditions together with their own patients as part of a unique teaching clinic run by a specialist dermatologist at Salisbury District Hospital.
Ante-natal classes for younger mums in central Salisbury
Published: 23/11/2006 10:26 AM
Midwives at Salisbury District Hospital are now starting weekly ante-natal classes in central Salisbury from December 4 that will give younger mums the opportunity to get their own informal support and advice on a range of issues.
Consultant surgeon wins audit award
Published: 13/11/2006 04:42 PM
Consultant surgeon Jerry Wilde has won this year’s clinical audit award for his assessment of a follow up telephone consultation for women discharged following major gynaecological surgery.
Unique support for breast cancer patients
Published: 19/10/2006 06:01 PM
Breast cancer patients picked up new tips and enjoyed each other’s company and support as part of a unique annual lunch for past and present patients held by Salisbury District Hospital staff.
Salisbury burns specialists warn of bonfire night dangers
Published: 16/10/2006 03:33 PM
Remember,remember the 5th of November - but please don't forget your health! With the traditional bonfire night approaching, and Halloween at the end of the month, staff at the Salisbury District Hospital Burns Unit will be warning people to take care when dealing with fireworks and not to use flammable liquids such as petrol to start bonfires.
Burns quiet room to help patients with their emotional recovery
Published: 12/10/2006 01:29 PM
The B.U.G.S. support group will be joined by patients from across the south of England, staff, volunteers and other supporters of burns care at the official opening of the new Burns Unit quiet room at Salisbury District Hospital on Monday, October 23.
Wessex Cancer Trust Grant for Psychological Training Pilot
Published: 07/09/2006 04:36 PM
Psychologists at Salisbury District Hospital have been awarded a £400,000 grant from the Wessex Cancer Trust to pilot teaching programmes for NHS staff who can offer additional psychological support to cancer patients and their families.
Patients' Boat to be Launched by Olympic Yachtswoman Shirley Robertson
Published: 15/05/2006 03:16 PM
Double Olympic gold medal yachtswoman Shirley Robertson will name and launch the 19 and half foot sailing boat built by patients at Salisbury District Hospital for people with spinal cord injuries at 2pm on Saturday, May 20 at the Marina, East Cowes, Isle of Wight.
Specialists warn of Dangers of Overexposure to Sun
Published: 12/05/2006 03:34 PM
Specialists from the Dermatology Treatment Centre at Salisbury District Hospital will highlight the dangers of overexposure to harmful ultra violet light from the sun and sun beds as part of a skin cancer awareness campaign.
Patients to start getting special bags for own medicines in hospital
Published: 05/04/2006 05:34 PM
Salisbury District Hospital is introducing special bags so that patients' can have their own 'brought in' medication in one portable carrier – helping both staff and patients to manage their medicines more effectively and safely while they are in hospital.
Hospital Trust recognised for good employment practices
Published: 05/01/2006 08:41 AM
Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust has achieved the NHS Improving Working Lives (IWL) Practice Plus standard which recognises good employment practices and a range of initiatives that support NHS staff at work.
Researchers awarded £59,000 grant for medical device trial
Published: 13/12/2005 04:40 PM
Researchers at Salisbury District Hospital have been awarded a grant of £59,000 from the MS Trust for a follow up study to assess the effect of the Odstock Dropped Foot Stimulator (ODFS) on people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Scientists take hospital science into the classroom
Published: 25/11/2005 08:51 AM
Schoolchildren in Wiltshire will have an opportunity to learn more about science in the NHS when scientists and medical engineers from Salisbury District Hospital take some of their inventions and ideas into the classroom as part of Healthcare Science Week.