£1.2m invested in intensive care at Salisbury District Hospital

£1.2m invested in intensive care units at Salisbury District Hospital Credit: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Major changes have been made to the layout and decoration on Radnor Ward following a £1.2m investment in intensive care facilities at Salisbury District Hospital. This includes £300,000 left by a former patient in her Will to the Stars Appeal which has provided additional state-of-the-art equipment.

As part of the improvements the ward has been expanded and refurbished using space, light and “spring” colours in the design. These provide a calm, sensitive and therapeutic environment for patients who are seriously ill and more comforting surroundings for relatives and carers.

There are now four new side rooms which make it easier for the clinical management of patients and their protection from infection issues. Additional space and potential for expansion also provides more flexibility and the ability to provide faster access to intensive care for patients whose condition may be deteriorating in other parts of the hospital.

A new quiet room has also been created so that relatives and carers can spend time away from the bedside for reflection, with a separate family room, social area and kitchen which is important where people need to spend long periods on the ward with their loved ones.