The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Salisbury, Councillor Mrs Jo Broom will say a special thank you to NHS staff for their contribution to the local community over the last 21 years and beyond at a special Mayor’s at Home event in the Guildhall on 26 November 2014. The celebration is the latest in a number of events organised to mark the 21st anniversary of Salisbury District Hospital.
In January 1993, acute general and elderly services transferred from the Salisbury General Infirmary and Newbridge Hospital in Harnham to the newly built Salisbury District Hospital on the Odstock site, where it joined other services already running from the site. This marked the biggest development in the history of healthcare in Salisbury and the beginning of a key phase in the expansion of local services, as the Trust continues to develop and modernise services for patients.
Staff and patients have been celebrating through a number of events throughout 2014. Earlier in the year staff enjoyed an exhibition of photographs, stories and memorabilia, with some of the exhibition going on public display on the hospital corridors. A ‘celebratory’ menu card for patients and visitors, an open day for NHS Foundation Trust members and special presentations at the AGM on the changes in healthcare during this period were just some of the other activities that have taken place throughout the year.
Councillor Jo Broom said: “I am delighted to be hosting my Mayor’s at Home event at the Guildhall to celebrate this wonderful anniversary. It cannot be underestimated the incredible work all the NHS staff have done over the past 21 years and the service they continue to provide and this is my small way of thanking them.”
Peter Hill, Chief Executive at Salisbury District Hospital said: “This is a very special year for us and we are very grateful to Jo and her team for putting on this event in recognition of our staff, past and present, who have served the local community with great loyalty and distinction over so many years. This is also an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful relationship between our hospital and Salisbury City Council and the real sense of community that marks Salisbury out as such a very special place to live and work.”
For further information please contact:
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01722 425170