SALISBURY District Hospital has reopened a ward following a five-month refurbishment.

Whiteparish Ward was completed on Tuesday, October 10, and will offer an improved facility to care for diabetes and endocrine patients, as well as 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. 

The Stars Appeal hospital charity funded new overbed tables, an activity trolley and new bedside lockers to improve patients' experience.

Patients have started moving into the refurbished ward and it is expected to be fully operational in the next few days.


Westmade Ltd delivered the refurbishment and Artcare provided the artwork.

Salisbury Journal: Whiteparish WardWhiteparish Ward (Image: Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust)

Chief medical officer 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."

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.”