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Ӱ Foundation Trust


Departments & Services

AAA Screening Programme (Dorset and Wiltshire)

AAA Screening Programme (Dorset and Wiltshire) promotes Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm screening in men age 65+.


The Anaesthetics department houses the anaesthetists and their administrators.


Arts in health is widely recognised as a valuable asset to the quality of care provided in hospitals. and healthcare settings. ArtCare’s aim is to bring colour and inspiration to the Trust by delivering a quality arts programme. The ArtCare team has more than 25 years of experience delivering visual, participatory and environmental projects at Ӱ District Hospital, as well as projects in other hospitals and health care settings, including mental health.


The department provides audiology and hearing therapy services for patients of all ages. We test hearing and balance and provide treatment and/or hearing aids where appropriate.

Bereavement Suite

The Bereavement Suite provides a supportive and private area in which to deliver bereavement services and support for families and friends

Blood Tests

The Pathology Department provides a full diagnostic testing service and a phlebotomy service for patients to get blood taken for testing.

Breast Department

Breast and Endocrine Surgery

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

We are a specialist service that helps children and young people who are struggling with a range of mental health issues. You may have heard about our service or been referred to us by a professional who is worried about your emotional wellbeing.

Further information can be found at

Cardiac Investigation Unit

We are the department at Ӱ Hospital responsible for Echocardiography services, Implantable Cardiac Device checks, Exercise Stress Tests, 24hr/7 day monitors, BP monitors, Syncope Testing, and ECGs.

Cardiac Suite (Cardiac Cath Lab)

Department undertaking Coronary Angiograms, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Pacemaker Insertions and Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapies.


The Cardiology Department undertakes many tests and investigations to ensure good heart health throughout the Wiltshire area. The aim of this site is to give you a brief introduction to our team and access to information regarding our services, clinics and the common cardiology investigations, along with frequently asked questions and their answers. Hopefully you will find this service informative and helpful.

Catering Services

Catering for our patients, visitors and staff is provided by our in-house catering team. Our meals are prepared fresh each day, in our on-site purpose built kitchen, supporting local growers and suppliers.


The Chaplaincy consists of a team of Ecumenical Chaplains who are available to offer religious and spiritual support for peoples of all faiths, or none. A Chaplain is on site during the daytime. The Chapel is open for quiet reflection and prayer. There are regular services that take place in The Chapel (times can be found on The Chaplaincy notice boards throughout the hospital).

We visit the wards regularly to offer pastoral support, by being alongside offering support and a listening ear. Holy Communion and Prayers of blessing can be brought to the bedside if requested. Should you require a visit from The Chaplaincy during your stay in hospital, please ask a member of staff to contact us.

Child and Family Services

The Child and Family Service team operates to provide therapy, treatment, consultation and education in children's mental health. Children are seen up to the age of 18 years.

Children and Young People’s Diabetes

The Paediatric Diabetes Team is a multidisciplinary team who is passionate about helping you become experts in managing your diabetes.

Children's Physiotherapy

The Children's Physiotherapy team provides care to children and young people aged 0-16 years. Our outpatient care includes physiotherapy for a variety of conditions or injuries; this includes childhood orthopaedic, respiratory, neurological and developmental conditions. The Children's Physiotherapists support children and their families to be as healthy, happy and active as they want to be.

Our Physiotherapy team see children on Sarum Ward, Beatrice Ward and NICU.

Clinic Hours: 09:00-16:30 Monday - Friday.

Children's Unit

The Children’s Unit is proud of our team and delighted that we are able to care for children in such wonderful surroundings. This website tells you how children and their families are cared for here in Ӱ, both as outpatients or as patients on Sarum Ward.

Clinical Neurophysiology

The Clinical Neurophysiology team performs tests on the brain and nervous system. Our diagnostic procedures include EEG (electroencephalogram - brainwaves test), ambulatory EEG (wearing an EEG monitor for 24 hours), EP (evoked potential studies), NCS (nerve conduction studies) and EMG (electromyogram). The department sees both inpatients and outpatients.

Clinical Psychology

The Department of Clinical Psychology is a team of experienced professionals working within the hospital to help people manage their physical and emotional health care and achieve the best possible quality of life. The team of Clinical Psychologists have particular experience and expertise in the field of physical health and disability, including the following areas: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; anxiety; depression; body image problems and difficulties with intellectual functioning.

Clinical Science and Engineering

The Department of Clinical Science and Engineering (CSE) exists to provide the physical science and engineering input into healthcare in Ӱ Foundation Trust.

Day Surgery Unit

The Day Surgery Unit comprises four general anaesthetic operating theatres and two minor operating theatres, two ward areas with 33 beds, a main reception, outpatient clinic and central booking services. The Unit has a throughput of approx. 9,500 day surgery cases per year together with an additional 1,500 cases being treated in the minor operating theatres. Day surgical services are used by surgical and medical patients across 11 specialities.


Skin disorders

DEXA Bone Densitometry Scan

DEXA stands for Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry. It is a useful technique because as a scan it is a low dose X-ray procedure which can measure the mineral density of your bones. Specifically, it looks at the bone mineral density or BMD, and compares your reading with a database of normal values to see if you are at a higher risk of having a fracture due to reduced strength in your bones. A low bone mineral density means that the bone is weaker than it should be.
The test will be reported back to your referring consultant or GP for them to discuss the finding with you.
Unlike a CT or MRI scan, you will not be enclosed by the scanner.

Diabetes Centre

The Diabetes Care Team gives advice and support to people with diabetes and their families and carers.


The Dietitians provide a range of services to adults and children, applying the science of nutrition to the prevention and treatment of clinically related nutritional problems and the promotion of health, translating nutritional science into practical dietary advice for individuals, groups and communities. The department works both in the hospital and local community setting.

Ear, Nose & Throat

The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department treats patients with a wide range of conditions, including those who require surgery.

Education Centre

The Education Centre helps staff learn and progress in their roles through coaching, training, mentoring and development.

Emergency Department

The Emergency Department (ED) cares for patients who come to hospital with urgent or life-threatening illness or injuries. A visit to a busy hospital A&E department for minor ailments, injuries and illnesses could mean a very long wait, as emergency cases take priority.

Endoscopy unit

The Endoscopy Unit carries out procedures using fibreoptic cameras for visual diagnosis purposes. This enables the healthcare professional to see structures inside the body.

Eye Clinic

Annually we see over 27,000 patients in Ӱ, Shaftesbury and Warminster, treating cataracts and other diseases of the eye including squints, retinal diseases and glaucoma. Our entire team is focused on providing our patients with a pleasant, comfortable experience as they receive advice and treatment during specialised consultations and surgical procedures.

Fertility Centre

Ӱ Fertility Centre provides assisted conception treatments for both Ӱ-funded and self-funded patients. The unit is licenced by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and complies with their code of practice.


Gastroenterology provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for patients with gastro-intestinal and liver diseases. We comprise of four Consultant Gastroenterologists who are supported by specialist nurses and secretarial staff. Our team has a wide range of speciality expertise and work together in a close multi-disciplinary fashion to provide integrated care for patients and their families. The Department has a comprehensive range of diagnostic procedures and specialist clinics.


Wessex Genomics Laboratory Service (Ӱ)

Gynaecology Unit

The Gynaecology Unit sees patients for Gynaecological problems, including Colposcopy for abnormal smears, Oncology and general Gynaecological problems.

Healthcare Library

The hospital medical library is accessible to all Ӱ staff and students. Membership registration required. Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm. Outside of these hours 24 hour access is available using Trust ID card. Books, journals, computers, electronic resources, self-issue system, printing and copying facilities, binding, meeting room, enquiry service and wellbeing zone.


Hospedia is a private company which provides the bedside television sets and telephones at the hospital. To find a patient's telephone number call 0345 414 1234. To purchase credit for the television/telephone call 0345414 1234.


The Informatics Department is responsible for the Trust’s IT services, information governance, information services, medical records and coding. The IT Department aims to provide users with a service which is available 24 hours a day.

Medical Education

The Medical education department provides clinical leadership and administrative support. Is responsible for the education of all training grade doctors employed by Ӱ foundation trust and medical students on attachment from university medical school of Southampton for both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education activity taking place within the Trust. In addition, the department supports the continued professional development of speciality doctors and consultants. The team works collaboratively with the Resuscitation, Clinical skills and simulation teams delivering education and training to a multi professional workforce.

Medical Engineering

We are aprofessional clinical and engineering team that primarily provides bespoke solutions for special seating, wheelchair adaptations and rehabilitation aids. Clinics may be run in the hospital or off-site depending on service need and there is the capability to measure interface pressures. The purpose built workshop enables us to design and manufacture custom made devices for patients, as well as developing new products. The department works closely with other healthcare professionals and with regional wheelchair services.

Medical/Surgical Outpatients

The Medical/Surgical Outpatients Department provides a comprehensive outpatient service for patients across a large range of specialities. A large number of clinicians, including dieticians and specialist nurses, run clinics within the department. Several specialities run one-stop services in which patients can have diagnostic tests on the same day.


The Microbiology Department processes diagnostic tests for bacterial, viral, fungal and human parasite infections.

Nunton Unit

The Nunton Unit contains several teams/services/practitioners. It is an outpatient area, consisting of chairs where patients can have blood tests and receive transfusions. The Community Rehabilitation Team, Neuro Rehabilitation Team, Nursing Staff who also cover The Lounge, Urgent Care Team, Parkinson's Specialist Nurse, Elderly Care Consultants and secretaries, Falls Co-ordinator and support staff/managers.

Odstock Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness Centre that includes two swimming pools, a fully equipped gym, fitness classes, treatments, squash courts, meeting/function rooms and more.

Opening times: Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:45, Sat - Sun 10:00 - 16:45

Oncology Outpatients

Oncology Outpatients is a dedicated area where the Oncology team see patients for consultations and assessments. It is located next to the Pembroke Suite on Level 3, near the main entrance.

Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery

Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery, Orthodontics and Dentistry. The maxillo facial surgeons treat patients who require surgery to the head, neck and mouth. The orthodontic service works to prevent and correct disorders of the teeth including those in people who have a cleft lip or palate. The dental service provides treatments which are complex or cannot be carried out by dentists in primary care.

Orthopaedic Department

Provides services for orthopaedic referrals, orthopaedic spinal service and fracture clinic appointments. Also provides facilities for application of and after-care of plaster casts. Pre-Assessment clinics are also held in the clinic from Monday to Friday by Specialist Nurse Practitioners.


An orthosis is an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system. These include items such as spinal braces, collars, specialist footwear and insoles. The team in Ӱ provides a service to hospital in-patients as well as running our own out-patient clinics including a satellite clinic in Shaftesbury. We use orthotic devices as part of a patient’s overall treatment programme, working in multi-disciplinary teams and joint clinics with other departments, especially with the Children’s Unit, the Lower Limb Clinic in Rheumatology, the Diabetic Foot Clinic and the regional Spinal Treatment Centre. The on-site workshop allows us to adapt devices to give a more comfortable and better fit. The Moiré Fringe clinic, used to assess for back posture, spinal curvature and leg length difference, is also run within the Orthotics team.


The Pathology Department provides a full diagnostic testing service and a phlebotomy service for patients to get blood taken for testing.


The Pharmacy Department provides a comprehensive clinical service to patients and staff at Ӱ Hospital. We provide a range of services all to ensure patients receive safe, effective and timely medication.

Our services include:

  • Full ward based clinical pharmacy and patient safety services
  • Dispensing services for in-patients
  • Clinical trials
  • Ward stock distribution
  • Procurement of Medicines for the trust
  • Aseptic production of chemotherapy, parenteral nutrition and high risk medication
  • Homecare services
  • Guidelines and medicines formulary services

Please note the Hospital Pharmacy is only available to in-patients.

Photography Studio

The PACS/Photography department supports and assists healthcare professionals within a medical environment.

Physiotherapy - Outpatient

Outpatient Physiotherapy is located at:

Five Rivers Health & Wellbeing Centre

Plastic and Burns Department

The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department Care for patients from Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight and The Channel Islands. Patients are referred by GPs, the Emergency Department and other hospitals.

Pre-operative Assessment Unit (POAU)

The pre-operative assessment unit is a nurse-led clinic that specialises in preparing patients for planned surgery. A pre-operative assessment is performed on all patients who are having a surgical procedure performed under anaesthetic.

Radio Odstock

Radio Odstock broadcasts 24 hours a day and can be received free of charge on the hospital bedside units, and is also available online. Request shows are made from wards visits in the evenings and certain weekdays and also from requests received online. Our stream is available on various platforms including Alexa, Sonos, Internet Radio and a couple of mobile phone apps as well as the site player. For more information please visit the Radio Odstock website:


The Radiology department at Ӱ District Hospital provides a wide range of diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures. These include: CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, DEXA, X-Ray, Fluoroscopy, Mammography and Interventional Radiology. The staff of over 130 includes its own booking team, Radiographers, Sonographers, Mammographers, Consultant Radiologists, Advanced Practitioners and clinical support staff.

Renal Dialysis

Ӱ Dialysis Unit is based at Ӱ District Hospital and the service is provided by Renal Services (UK) Limited on behalf of the renal unit at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. The Renal Unit in Ӱ has 11 dialysis stations which enables patients to receive their treatment closer to their homes saving them both time and the cost of travel to the main unit in Portsmouth.


Lung Nurse Clinic
Respiratory Physio Clinic
Respiratory Nurse Clinic
Oxygen Clinic
Dorset Sleep Service
Wiltshire Sleep Service


The Rheumatology Department provides outpatient services for people with Rheumatological conditions. We take referrals from GPs. The medical team is made up of four consultants and a registrar. There is also a dedicated specialist nursing and Occupational therapist team.

As well as the main outpatients service we run a dedicated Biologics service for patients on these medication and infusion day unit.

Safeguarding Adults

Provides support & advice regarding Safeguarding Adults, Mental Capacity Act & DoLS, Domestic Abuse & Learning Disabilities

Ӱ Linen Services

Ӱ Linen Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ӱ Foundation Ӱ Trust. Ӱ Linen Services (SLS) provide a Linen and Laundry service to a number of acute hospitals across Southern England. SLS are registered on all the National Frameworks and accredited to EN14065.

For more information you can visit our website via this link:

Sexual Health

Welcome to Wiltshire Sexual Health Service (WiSe). We are a free Ӱ service providing STI testing and treatment, contraception and HIV services in Wiltshire. Our service is confidential, non-judgemental and for people of all ages, genders and orientations.

For more information visit:

Speech and Language Therapy

The Speech and Language Therapy (SaLT) services based at Ӱ District Hospital are for:-

  1. Adults with acquired disorders of speech, language, communication, voice, and/or swallowing; seen as in-patients, out-patients and in the community within the Ӱ area.
  2. Children and adults with cleft lip and palate, as part of the regional Spires Cleft Team

Spinal and GP X-Ray

Spinal X-Ray, Ultrasound, Video Urodynamics, GP Walk-in, X-Ray. The GP and Spinal X-Ray facility is in a separate location from the rest of the Radiolology Department and is situated near Day Surgery. Patients who have X-rays ordered by their GP will usually have them done here.

Spinal Treatment Centre

The Spinal Treatment Centre focuses on the care and rehabilitation of persons with Spinal Cord Injury.

Stoma Care Clinic

We are a small team of Stoma Care Clinical Nurse Specialists

Surgical Admissions Lounge

The Surgical Admissions Lounge (SAL) is for patients being admitted to hospital to have an operation.

Urology Centre

Urology Centre Ӱ consists of a close-knit group of urologists, specialist nurses and administrative staff, offering a team approach to quality evidence-based care.

A wide range of treatments are offered to patients with urology problems from Wiltshire, Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. These include problems that arise in the kidney, bladder, prostate, penis and testicles, including cancer or suspected cancer. You can find more information on conditions we treat under 'Urology Problems' on this webpage.

Vascular and Diabetes Unit

The Vascular and Diabetes Unit is a diagnostic and treatment centre at Ӱ District Hospital for patients with vascular disease (varicose veins, arterial disease, carotid disease, aneurysms, leg ulcers and more) and diabetes.

Wessex Rehab

Wessex Rehab is a specialist unit at Ӱ Hospital, with services for patients with upper limb injuries, lower limb injuries, poly-trauma and chronic pain. The multi-disciplinary team is made up of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Anaesthetists, Psychologists, Therapy Practitioners, Workshop Technical Instructors and Admin staff. Here at Wessex Rehab we have a wide range of specialist facilities, and professionals who are dedicated to optimising outcomes for patients related to their own specific goals.

Our staff at Ӱ District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of Ӱ Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

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