Salisbury Healthcare History is a growing digital archive of Salisbury District Hospital’s historical collection. The Heritage Lottery Funded project has enabled us to properly catalogue and store our records and share a selection online. With items dating back to the building of Salisbury General Infirmary in 1766 and beyond, this online resource provides an exciting insight into Salisbury’s health care. Read more about the project or start exploring our collection using the links below.
70 years of the NHS
To mark the 70th anniversary of the birth of the NHS we have selected an image from our archive for each of the past 70 years. Visit our NHS70 page to see some of the many changes to NHS healthcare here in Salisbury since 1948, including wards, royal visits, nursing and fundraising.
Watch the That’s TV clip on YouTube featuring our NHS70 celebrations that took place on 5th July 2018 at Salisbury District Hospital.
Upcoming talks and events
1 October 2018, 10.00am-3.00pm
Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, Hulse Road, SP1 3NR
Discover the secrets of our archives with a first look at some of our unseen items, dating from 1766 to present day. Part of Silver Sunday fortnight of free events.
2 October 2018, 7.00pm
Sarum Trefoil Guild, St Georges Hall, Harnham
10 October 2018, 7.30pm
WI Shipton Bellinger, Shipton Bellinger Village Centre
7 November 2018, 12.30pm
Bishopstone Community Lunches, Bishopstone Village Hall
1 December 2018, 9.30-5.00pm
Tidworth Garrison Theatre
The Great War in Wiltshire – Showcasing recent research to mark the centenary of the First World War. Conference organised by Wiltshire Museum and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Proceeds will support Breaking Ground Heritage – created by veterans to assist in the recovery of other veterans and serving personnel using heritage as a pathway.