Outpatient Services is staffed by a Multidisciplinary Team who have expertise in the long term care of spinal cord injured patients. The Spinal Centre Outpatients Department offers outpatient clinics for the follow up of people who have sustained a spinal cord injury. Discharged patients are given their first appointment within 10 – 12 weeks from the date of their discharge. Following this review Outpatients are seen in review clinics 6 monthly, progressing to yearly, every 18 months or every 2 years, depending on their individual needs. Spinal centre outpatients are followed up for life. Some outpatients may opt not to be followed up by the Spinal Centre, in which case they are discharged from the Spinal Centre outpatient caseload and their GP is informed.
There are a range of specialist led general clinics as well as more specific focus clinics as follows:
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.