Our IT team have achieved savings in power consumption and storage capacity by moving to a centralised data centre (The Cloud). We have expanded the use of “Attend anywhere” to ensure outpatient consultations can take place virtually and expanded the use of Video conferencing for multi-disciplinary meetings. Advice and guidance software has been purchased for clinicians (including GP’s) to communicate with each other via an app.
The use of virtual meetings and webinars has become ‘business as usual’ and are routinely used throughout the Trust, resulting in a reduced demand for meeting room space and ‘offsite’ travel.
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.