After five months’ work (10/10/23) the newly refurbished Whiteparish Ward at Salisbury District Hospital has re-opened.
Located on Level 4 of the hospital, the ward currently provides care for diabetes and endocrine patients. Later this year, it will also start caring for some cardiology patients.
The refurbishments include two new ensuite bathrooms, an additional shower, a new clinic room and new air handling to provide better temperature control.
In addition, to improve the patient experience, the hospital’s charity The Stars Appeal has funded new overbed tables, an activity trolley and new bedside lockers.
Patients have begun to be moved into the refurbished ward and it is expected to be fully operational in the next few days.
The total beds available at the hospital will be 432.
CMO Dr Peter Collins said: “I am delighted to see the refurbished ward open. This ward provides a much-improved space for our committed staff to work in and better facilities for our patients.
“The improvements will help staff continue to give the highest quality compassionate care to all our patients.
“I would like to thank the team from Westmade Ltd who have delivered the refurbishment, Artcare for providing the artwork, the Stars Appeal and all colleagues in our estates, facilities and management teams who have supported the project.”
Dr James Lawrence, consultant in endocrinology and diabetes, added: “I am very excited for the future of the services we offer and the improvements in patient care that these refurbishments will enable.”