Initial master plan
This document (please see the image below) is our initial master plan, which shows our future plans. It is not yet finalised, but we are able to offer an update on our progress since last year. The master plan looks at how we can make best use of the site in supporting the hospital’s needs now and in the longer term.
We have formulated this after speaking to key stakeholders across the local authority, education providers, health and allied sectors, in addition, we have been talking to Salisbury City Council, local landowners and organisations and statutory consultees. Further consultations with partners, wider groups and organisations will follow in the coming months.
Our priorities for the hospital are to:
- Provide a range of high quality and efficient services to meet the future needs of the local population.
- Integrate health care with education, technology and innovation, to enable reciprocal benefits, and improving the recruitment, training and retention for the hospital.
- Deliver an outstanding patient experience in modern and sustainable buildings which are low carbon, helping to meet the Government’s climate change targets.
We want to create a campus style environment for visitors, patients and staff, that encourages social interaction, has usable green space which is biologically diverse, fewer roads, a greater emphasis on easier pedestrian movement and a strong relationship between health, the natural environment, the landscape and the city.
Key improvements to hospital services are:
- Day surgery unit – providing more planned operations as day cases which are more flexible and convenient for patients. Day surgery will be located closer to the main hospital and will be more accessible for patients
- Maternity – offering the full range of maternity choices for local people including a midwife led birthing unit alongside the obstetric unit with the full range of antenatal and postnatal services, including support for babies requiring specialist input.
- Cancer unit – all pf our outpatient cancer services will be provided in a single unit designed to meet the holistic needs of patients.
- Specialist rehabilitation – we want to develop a facility that is dedicated to providing intensive therapy for patients which is shown to increase function, reduce dependency and lower the amount of time spent in hospital.
- We also aim to reduce waiting times.
We are also considering other related uses on the site including life sciences, care village, teaching and training facilities and student accommodation etc. These land uses are to be integrated into the day to day operation of the hospital while also providing greater employment and education opportunities to help safeguard the economic vitality of the City.
Discussions with potential partners and partnership collaboration are underway and we are making progress.
You can also download the master plan as a PDF.