Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury District Hospital
Wiltshire SP2 8BJ
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 01722 336262
Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust is responsible for the area stretching from Pewsey in the north to Ringwood in the south; and from the Wiltshire/Hampshire border in the east to Shaftesbury and Cranborne Chase in the west. The home population is 125,000. The Trust provides hospital services beyond the normal boundaries to a population of 165,000.


Hospital Services

Salisbury District Hospital is largely very modern and contains the following departments: regional Genetics Laboratory and Burns Research Laboratory, General Medicine, General Surgery, Accident and Emergency, Intensive Care, Gynaecology, ENT and Ophthalmic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Elderly Rehabilitation, regional Plastic Surgery and Burns, regional Rehabilitation Unit, Maxillo-Facial Department, Duke of Cornwall Spinal Unit, (supra-regional), the MacMillan Hospice and Day Surgery with its two operating theatres. Together, these provide a total of 540 beds. The Obstetric Unit is involved in about 2,500 deliveries per year. There are seven theatres in the main operating suite, and the Intensive Care Unit with four beds. In addition there is a Coronary Care Unit and a High Dependency Unit

Salisbury is the Regional Centre for Genetics, Burns and Plastics and a supra-Regional Centre for spinal injuries.

Post Graduate Centre

The Postgraduate Department has excellent modern facilities for teaching. There is a large, modern Lecture Theatre with a live link up to Main Theatres, the DDU and Radiology and the most up to date presentation facilities.

There is 24-hour access to the Library with CD Rom (Medline) search and computer facilities, together with most of the current journals and a range of texts to cover all aspects of the specialty.

Each department runs a detailed teaching programme as well as encouraging doctors in training to enhance their skills in clinical and audit sessions. There are regular teaching sessions in the Postgraduate Centre.

Other Facilities

All the accommodation offered by the hospital is purpose built, modern and has full catering facilities and appliances. There is an air-conditioned dining room and comfortable sitting rooms for use during office hours specifically for all grades of doctors, allowing interaction between consultants and doctors in training.

Out of hours meals are available in the Level 5 dining room which has a vending machine and a microwave oven. The Level 2 dining room provides hot meals and snacks during normal hours for staff and visitors.

The Doctors’ Mess is very sociable and holds regular parties. It has a recreation room with a bar, a light refreshment vending machine, a piano and a games area. A side room has a computer and printer. The comfortable TV room has satellite linkage and the laundry room contains washers and dryers. The kitchen provides facilities for cooking, coffee and toast making.

The hospital has an excellent on-site Leisure Centre close to the doctors  quarters and includes a new swimming pool and a gym.

The hospital is situated in an area surrounded by excellent pubs and restaurants. The award winning Hopback Brewery is a local brewery with outlets in many of the rural and city pubs.

Bus Service

From Salisbury city centre
Wilts & Dorset city service “Red 1” runs regularly from the city centre to the hospital. The bus leaves from Stop O in Blue Boar Row on the north side of the market square. The journey takes around 10 minutes. Buses run in an anti clockwise direction around the hospital site stopping in the following places:
•The Green (for the Central and South parts of the hospital)
•Springs Entrance (for Level 2 of the main hospital)
•Main Entrance (for Levels 3 and 4 of the main hospital)

From Shaftesbury
The no. 29 bus stops at the hospital
From Woodfalls the no. 44 bus stops at the hospital.
From the South: Timetables and further information can be obtained by clicking on the Wilts and Dorset logo, or by calling 01722 336855
From North, West and East Wiltshire: services from these areas are operated by a number of bus companies.

New Forest


Salisbury is served by the following routes:
•South West Trains from London Waterloo, Basingstoke and Andover
•South West Trains from Exeter and Yeovil
•South West Trains from Southampton and Southampton Airport
•First Great Western from Portsmouth and Southampton
•First Great Western from Cardiff, Bristol and Bath
Wilts & Dorset bus service “Red 1” stops in Fisherton Street, a few minutes walk from the railway station.
For rail enquiries please call 08457 484950



Taxi ranks can be found at New Canal in the city centre and at the Railway Station. The approximate cost of a journey from the city centre to Salisbury District Hospital is £8.


Help with fares

If you are receiving Income Support, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance, Pension Credit, Guarantee Credit, Working Family Credit, War Pension (if for a war injury) or hold a HC2 or 3 certificate it may be possible to reimburse your travel costs.

Please bring your benefit book and travel documentation with you to the Transport Desk to claim back your costs. The Transport Desk is situated at the Main Entrance Reception, telephone number is 01722 336262 ext 2791.

The Transport Desk is open
9.30am – 4.00pm Monday – Thursday*
9.30am – 3.30pm Friday*

The Cashier’s Office (SDH Central) is open
9.00am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday*

(*Closed on bank holidays)


Link Schemes

Wiltshire Link Schemes are small voluntary groups providing ‘good neighbour’ support to people from their communities who are in need. The service can be used by the elderly, the disabled and people who have difficulty in accessing the services they need because of a lack of public transport. Members of the Scheme provide transport in their own cars. Typical requests are for journeys for medical appointments, shopping and hospital visits. For further details please contact the Link Development community on 01380 722241.


Dining Facilities

Dining rooms, Snack bar
The Postgraduate Education Centre contains a doctors  common room, a dining room which is open for lunch and a vending machine for out-of-hours meals.

Junior Doctors’ Mess

Kitchen and laundry facilities, games room, piano, sitting room with TV and video, office, regular social events and meetings held.