From present day back to early beginnings
New Eye Clinic opens
Ophthalmology services move from Level 3 of the main hospital to a separate new Eye clinic building.
New Children’s Unit opens
A dedicated children's unit opens comprising of outpatient departments, a Day Assessment Unit and the Sarum inpatient Ward, as well as secure outside play spaces.
Extension to Salisbury District Hospital opens
A new 3-level extension to Salisbury District Hospital is completed providing additional wards and outpatient departments, as well as a new Burns Unit. Princess Anne officially opens the new Burns Unit theatres.
Salisbury General Infirmary closes
Medical services transfer
Starting in 1991 and continuing throughout 1992 all medical services transfer to Salisbury District Hospital at Odstock from across Salisbury.
Duke of Cornwall Spinal Unit opens
In 1984 the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Injuries Unit is officially opened at Salisbury District Hospital.
Pioneering operating theatres
pioneering operating theatres at Odstock hospital site.Nurse Jeanne Yates oversees the introduction of new
Harcourt House opens
Harcourt House opens in 1953 and continues to train nurses until 1992 when it closes and the Infirmary moves up to Odstock.A new site for nurse training, closer to Salisbury General Infirmary is needed.
Plastic surgery unit opens
plastic surgery unit at Odstock, the site of the current Salisbury District Hospital.Dr Barron opens new
On the 5th July 1948 a new National Health Service, known as the NHS was launched. It was founded on the view that healthcare should be available to everyone and free at the point of delivery. The experiences of the Second World War provided the catalyst to pull hospitals, GPs, pharmacists, opticians and dentists together into one national organisation.
Nurse training at New Hall, Bodenham
New Hall at Bodenham is leased to establish a nurse training school which continues to train nurses until 1952.
Harvard Common Cold Unit opens
Harvard Common Cold Unit opens on the site of US Red Cross World War 2 hospital in Harnham. It continues research until it finally closes in 1990.The
Dr Darmady constructs first kidney dialysis machine
Heale House opens
Heale House in the Woodford Valley opens as an annexe to the Salisbury General Infirmary to treat wounded soldiers during World War 2.
New Outpatients Hall built
Carnival held for hospital
carnival is held across the city to raise funds for the hospitalA
Peace parade held to celebrate the end of WW1
Red Cross hospital, Harnham
Red Cross hospital at Harnham cares for wounded soldiers during WW1
Isolation hospital opens
Isolation hospital at Old Sarum opens treating mainly children during epidemics. The hospital closes in 1951An
Electricity connected to Infirmary
Fisherton Asylum opens
Old Manor Mental Hospital. The site is now the present day Fountain Way Hospital.Fisherton Asylum opens in around 1813, which later becomes the
Salisbury General Infirmary opens
Salisbury General Infirmary opens in a new building in Fisherton Street
Salisbury General Infirmary – the beginning
Salisbury General Infirmary starts up in existing buildings on the site of Fisherton Street
Meeting in The Vine
Lord Feversham bequest
Lord Feversham leaves £500 from estate towards the creation of hospital in Salisbury
Trinity Hospital founded
Trinity Hospital founded by Agnes Bottenham