Currently we support around a dozen projects a year. Below are some examples of these:


Cara Charles-Barks, Chief Executive

A message from our Chief Executive

I want to thank the League for their support over the last 60 years and the sponsorship of our Striving for Excellence Awards.

December 2017 | Read More

Maternity staff practising with the new manikin

Manikins improve the training of maternity nurses

The League of Friends has provided funding to Maternity Services to purchase two basic newborn resuscitation manikins and two advanced manikins.

December 2017 | Read More

GP spinal x-ray dept waiting area

Improvements to GP Spinal X-ray department

The waiting area and entrance to GP Spinal X-ray has been transformed to provide a fresh, welcoming environment for the many patients who come through the department.

October 2017 | Read More

Nipple tattooing machine

Nipple tattooing machine and service

With the help of Macmillan and The League of Friends, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust is purchasing a new medical grade nipple tattoo machine.

September 2017 | Read More

Striving for Excellence awards logo

League of Friends sponsor Striving for Excellence awards

Customer care is one of the award categories in Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust’s Striving for Excellence Awards, which this year is sponsored by the Salisbury Hospital League of Friends.

September 2017 | Read More

BBQ for hospital staff

Without any doubt, the staff are the NHS’s greatest asset and to recognise this chief executive, Cara Charles-Barks and the senior management laid on a summer BBQ on the Green at Salisbury District Hospital to say thank you for the excellent work they do.

August 2017 | Read More

Salisbury District Hospital Carers' Cafe

With the growing number of carers the Carers’ Café has become a vital source of emotional support. Located within Springs restaurant it had its grand opening in July 2015.

February 2017 | Read More


Surgical Assessment Unit

Following building works to create a new Surgical Assessment Unit, the League of Friends generously supported the Department in adding the finishing touches to the new unit.

December 2016 | Read More

'Uplifting' hospital

A refurbishment of the lifts, carried out by the hospital’s Estates Team, gave ArtCare the opportunity to create a more visually appealing display for the many patients, staff and visitors who use the lifts every day.

November 2016 | Read More

Supporting the Lymphoedema Service

The League of Friends first supported the Lymphoedema Service in 2014 to assist them to purchase a Hydroven Pump to perform the lymphatic drainage that had traditionally been done manually. This has dramatically increased the number of patients that can be treated.

July 2016 | Read More

League of Friends contributes to Maternity Training

The Maternity department is now running PRactical Obstetric MultiProfessional Training ( PROMPT) courses at Salisbury District Hospital. This is described as best practice to ensure that Obstetric emergencies are managed consistently and correctly.

April 2016 | Read More


League of Friends grant leads to 6yr old's National Award

The League of Friends of Salisbury Hospital is a generous benefactor, and many people have benefitted from the grants they award. However, it can’t be often that the grant committee can bask in a success such as this!

November 2015 | Read More

Innovative communication therapy software

On behalf of the Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service and our patients – ‘Thank You’ to The League of Friends for helping us deliver an innovative and high quality service for people with communication difficulties following Stroke and Brain Injury.

July 2015 | Read More

Aspects of the Elevate Programme

During the financial year 2014 – 15, Elevate has been able to deliver more sessions to patients due to the generous support, once again, from The League of Friends.

May 2015 | Read More


Salisbury Urology Centre

Thanks to a kind donation of over £7000 by the League of Friends of Salisbury Hospital, the clinic rooms and waiting areas have been greatly enhanced by ArtCare, providing art displays and comfortable seating throughout the centre.

September 2014 | Read More

The League of Friends celebrates 60yrs of service

On 6th April 1954, a public meeting was held in Salisbury Guildhall, chaired by the then Mayor, Councillor Hedley Annetts. The purpose of the meeting was to see whether there would be enough desire to set up a new organisation, composed entirely of volunteers, to support the local hospitals and health community. Indeed there was! The Salisbury League of Friends was born!

April 2014 | Read More


Radio Odstock's 60th birthday celebrations

A Bank Holiday weekend of non-stop presentation of music, chat, invited guests and much more; and the League of Friends, along with various companies and individuals, very kindly supported the occasion.

May 2013 | Read More

Recliner chairs for the Maternity Unit

Through funding from the League of Friends, fathers and mothers in the amenity rooms in the post-natal area of the Maternity Unit now have comfortable reclining chairs.

March 2013 | Read More


George Todd and at the IVF workstation with staff

Specialist equipment donated to Fertility Centre

Patients and staff in the Salisbury District Hospital Fertility Centre will benefit from new specialist equipment thanks to a £19,500 donation from the Salisbury League of Friends.

July 2007 | Read More