The Department of Clinical Psychology contains a team of Clinical Psychologists who have particular experience and expertise in the field of physical health and disability. The psychologists have particular expertise in the following areas: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; anxiety; depression; body image problems and difficulties with intellectual functioning.
By car: Enter hospital site at Entrance A. Park in park 8.
By bus: Alight at The Green (first stop).
Follow signs to Sarum Entrance. Turn left, after the tennis court and continue up the ramp past Gynae OPD. Clinical Psychology is located at the top, on the right, just past the Neonatal Unit. For patients using the bus service, use the bus stop at The Green, enter hospital and turn right, take the first corridor immediately on your left (following signs to Neonatal Unit) at the double doors, turn right outside and Clinical Psychology is at the end of the pathway on the left.
The department receives referrals from a range of different departments within the hospital which include Burns & Plastic Surgery, Spinal Injuries, Wessex Rehabilitation Centre, Diabetes, Stroke Unit, Oncology and Palliative Care. The department also has a specialist interest in the field of cancer care and is currently undertaking a large research study into this area.
The department has a dedicated psychologist working solely in the field of cancer care and palliative care. The department offers a service not only to patients within the hospital but also their families. The department also trains Clinical Psychologists from the Universities of Southampton, Bristol and Surrey. We are also happy to provide teaching sessions on the psychological aspects of various illnesses and injuries and we continually undertake research and audit work.
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.