Salisbury Foundation Trust


What service do we offer?

  • A specialist spinal interdisciplinary team – discharge co-ordinator, nursing, medical, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, psychology, clerical dietics, medical/surgical specialities. Our specialist spinal team work together to offer patients a goal orientated programme of care and education.
  • We have limited access to psychiatric services.
  • We offer an acute out reach service.
  • Comprehensive specialist advice available for acute out reach (including paediatrics).
  • Study days for the management of spinal cord injury.
  • Education and support to families and carers as appropriate.

Services for patients with the following diseases will not be provided:

  • Progressive diseases of the central nervous system (including malignant disease of the spinal cord).
  • Cerebrovascular accidents.
  • Injuries to the brain, not including the spinal cord.
  • Cases of Spinal Bifida.
  • Infective spinal cord disease.
  • Patients with major psychiatric disorders, which may interfere with physical treatment or those under Mental Health Section.
  • The elderly, who may have limited physical ability, poor stamina and poor family/social support may only be offered an initial assessment period.
  • Patients under a Primary Care Trust contractual exclusion.
  • Private patient.
  • Patients with a neurologically intact spinal cord.

With an overall agreed policy, there may be cases where the Consultant at the Spinal Injuries Centre and referring Doctor believe treatment would be appropriate.



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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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8BJ
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