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New coloured scrub uniforms introduced at Salisbury District Hospital 


Patients will find it easier to identify the role and seniority of healthcare staff following the introduction of new coloured scrub uniforms at Salisbury District Hospital.

Following feedback and an extensive review and staff and patient consultation, the Trust has moved from blue scrubs to new, better quality scrubs which come in five different colours that relate to roles and responsibilities. These are as follows:

  • Navy blue – senior ward leaders/sisters
  • Light blue – ward staff nurses/assistant practitioners
  • Silver – specialist nurses/directorate senior nurses
  • Green – nursing assistants and phlebotomists
  • Maroon – therapists, radiographers

Fiona Hyett, Deputy Director of Nursing said: “In Salisbury we regularly gather views from our patients and it became clear that some felt that the one-colour blue scrub uniform made it difficult for them to distinguish between different levels of staff. Our staff also told us that they were unhappy with the quality and look of these uniforms.”

“Last year we carried out a consultation with both staff and patients and now have new coloured scrubs which will make it easier for our patients to identify our staff. We know that our nursing and therapy staff also take great pride in their job and that they want to present a professional image. These scrubs are lightweight and comfortable to wear and are also better quality which will improve appearances.”

For further information please contact:

Patrick Butler
Public Relations Manager
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 01722 425170
Page Last Updated: 08/05/2014 10:06 
Printed from Salisbury NHS Foundation Website