Long-time Stars Appeal benefactor Sir Christopher Benson, has passed away. Sir Christopher and his late wife Lady Benson (pictured above) were very generous and highly-committed supporters of the charity. In 2013, their donation enabled the creation of the Benson Suite at our hospital, which provides a 'place of peace' for local families who tragically lose a baby at birth. The Bensons' contributions also funded our first-ever dedicated Bereavement Midwife. Last April, a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Benson Suite was held, attended by some of the parents who had made use of the facility.
The legacy of Sir Christopher and Lady Benson will live on through the lives their generosity will continue to touch over the months and years to come. We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to their sons, Charles and Julian, and their families.
01 February 2024
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.