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by LouiseTopp

Favorite thing: The first building on the site of the area of the district hospital, was built in 1942. The British Government built an Emergency Medical Services Hospital on the hill to the North of Odstock Village. From 1943 this was used by the United States 5th Army Medical Corps & gave support for the Normandy landings in 1944. With the formation of the National Health Service in 1948, Odstock Hospital was selected to house the new regional Plastic & Oral Surgery Centre providing care for patients in five counties. I have been told that jeeps used to go along the corridors, all you get now are noisy trolleys which collect the linen & give out the dinners etc. They have a flashing orange light on at the back. Odstock hospital (as it was then known), became known worldwide as a centre of excellence & teaching for Plastic Surgery. In 1967 the New Burns Unit was opened, but, since 1993, with the closure of the Salisbury Infirmary, 'Odstock' has not featured in the title of Salisbury's District Hospital. Odstock Hospital - now Salisbury District Hospital - is famed for its skilled burns & spinal units.

Fondest memory: On the 2nd floor is another resturant. If you are staying for more then a day, staff will give you a discount ticket for meals. The garden is very peaceful, as all you can hear are the birds twittering in the undergrowth. The surrounding scenary is beautiful, no other hospital matche's it.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 29, 2004
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