During the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, Salisbury District Hospital had a tremendous amount of support from the Military who worked with hospital staff and helped provide care to patients across the hospital during a very challenging time.
One of those who stepped in to support the hospital staff was Air Engineering Technician George Russ, who made a huge difference to both staff and patients during his time spent on the Acute Medical Unit. George has recently been awarded a special commendation presentation after being nominated by the hospital’s Chaplaincy Team for bringing comfort to a patient towards the end of their life. He spent time to sit and read to them.
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive, Stacey Hunter, said: “We owe a debt of gratitude to George, and to all the military personnel who came to our assistance when we needed extra support. They really became part of the team and helped our staff and patients through the peak of the pandemic.”
Photo by Royal Navy Photographer LPhot Phil Bloor
30 July 2021
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.