Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment
Salisbury District Hospital
Telephone: 44 (0) 1722 336262 ext 2430
Map of Salisbury General Hospital, showing location of Spinal Centre.
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Getting to the Hospital / Spinal Centre
Salisbury District Hospital (SDH) is near the village of Odstock, two miles south of Salisbury city centre.
By car - See map on page 7. The Hospital is signposted from the ring road, and also at the junction of the A338 (Ringwood Rd.) and A354 (Blandford Rd.), on the A36 from the south (Southampton), from the West on the A36/ A 3049 via Wilton, on the A30 from London and Andover. From the North (Amesbury /Marlborough) the A345 joins the Churchill Way onto the A30/ ring road. Click here for map and route.
Entrances to the Hospital are marked A and B. Entrance B is the most convenient one for the Spinal Centre. The car parks are numbered and clearly signposted, numbers 7, 10 and 8 being the nearest to the Centre. Please see the map of the hospital grounds on page 8. Visitor car parks are mostly pay and display, with car park 8 being pay on foot.
There are some parking spaces for Blue Badge holders near the front entrance of the Spinal Centre and additional parking around the hospital site. Parking is free for Blue Badge holders in these designated areas. Please ensure a Blue Badge is clearly displayed.
Family and friends visiting ‘acute’ patients or over a long period of time or who live out of the area can ask for a visitor parking season ticket at a reduced fee of £9.00 per week. Please ask the Ward Clerks for the request form.
Rail services - There are regular rail services from Exeter, London Waterloo, Cardiff, Bristol, Portsmouth and Southampton which all stop at Salisbury. Salisbury station is approximately ten minutes’ walk from the centre of town. To get to the hospital you can either make your way down to Fisherton St. to catch a bus to the Market Square, or to walk to the Market Square in the centre of the city
Taxi Service - Taxi ranks can be found at the station and at New Canal in the centre of the city. The approximate fare of a journey from the City Centre to the hospital is, at 2015, £7. Taxi firm telephone numbers can be obtained from the Ward Clerks or the Receptionist at the main entrance to the Centre.
Buses - There is a regular bus service R1 (every 10 minutes) which travels from the Market Square in the City Centre to the Hospital and from the Hospital to the City Centre and on to the railway station. The last R1 bus from the Hospital Green bus stop to Salisbury is at 9.53 pm Monday – Saturday and 7.53 pm on Sunday.
The local buses are wheelchair friendly and have room for one wheelchair. Some X3 Salisbury to Bournemouth buses, the service 29 to and from Shaftesbury, and the 44 to and from Woodfalls, also call at the Hospital.
Leave the bus at the Green after entering Entrance B. For the bus company
Help with travel costs - If you are receiving benefits or experiencing financial difficulties with travelling expenses please ask to see our Discharge Co-ordinator who may be able to assist you with this.
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.