HEAT Project exhibitions a success

Health, Education and Technology (HEAT) Project Salisbury exhibitions a success

A series of public exhibitions to launch the Health, Education and Technology (HEAT) Project Salisbury, led by the Salisbury Foundation Trust, have been hailed a success, after being attended by nearly 150 people from across the area.

Events were held on the 14th and 16th March at venues in Britford and Salisbury city centre, to launch the project and to gather initial feedback from the public.

A range of experts were available to answer questions from members of the public and explain the next steps.

The project is set to regenerate the Salisbury District Hospital site, creating a modern, sustainable, environmentally-friendly centre to serve the local community’s changing needs.

The plans to integrate the existing hospital facility offer a potential range of other services designed to complement health care. These could range from education and training to research and development.

Nick Marsden, Chairman at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This hospital-led project is about ensuring we invest in our future, not in maintaining the past.

“The public exhibitions were an important first step, allowing us to talk to people face-to-face and understand the priorities for the community.

“People were wholeheartedly enthusiastic, with the vast majority of attendees expressing support for the project. We will be conducting a thorough analysis of the comments and will consider the many topics and ideas that people discussed at the events.

“We would like to thank everyone that came along – if you were not able to attend, it is not too late to have your say. There is more information on our website and we would like to receive comments by 5th April.

“We hope to run further exhibitions in the future, with more detailed plans, giving people the chance to comment further.”

The plans and exhibition materials are also available to view on the HEAT Project website.