Salisbury Foundation Trust

Our response to COVID-19

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic we were asked, and needed, to make some big changes to the way we worked and delivered care to keep our patients and our 4,500+ members of staff safe, at pace.

Two years later, on 1 April 2022, the Government lifted the last of its special measures for managing COVID-19. Living with the infection has become part of our everyday activity.

Below you can find some important information on how COVID-19  impacted Salisbury District Hospital between March 2020 and March 2022 and our response in numbers. Behind some of the numbers are families and friends who are mourning a life cut short and behind each and every patient are the staff who provided them with the very best possible care in the most difficult of circumstances.

Stacey Hunter, our Chief Executive has said:

“The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our work and home lives in ways we could never have imagined. Throughout this time, the teamwork across the hospital and with our community partners was outstanding. From the generous outpouring of support from the community which helped to ensure the Stars Appeal could continue to deliver the popular care packages to staff, to the support from the military and the Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service - it was the 'one team ethos' that got us through.”

The following information was correct as of 31 March 2022 and will not be updated.

Stacey Hunter

Total number of COVID-19 positive patients
Total number of COVID-19 positive patients discharged
Total number of COVID-19 positive patients who passed away
Total number of COVID-19 positive patients treated in Intensive Care
Total number of staff who have self-isolated/been off sick due to COVID-19
Total number of additional cleans undertaken
Total number of Staff Risk Assessments carried out
Total number of laptops deployed for remote working
Total number of messages to loved ones distributed to patients
Total number of individual PPE items used
Total number of music sessions provided by the Stars Appeal Live Arts Programme
Total number of staff and patients vaccinated on site
Total number of COVID-19 Daily Staff Bulletins
Total number of births
Total number of video consultations
Total number of PCR tests completed
Total number of people recruited to COVID-19 research studies

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.

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