Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust gets military surgery funding

A Wiltshire NHS trust has been given more funding to carry out complex plastic surgery on injured servicemen at Salisbury District Hospital.

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust wrote to the Department of Health to ask for additional funding for the work, which it has carried out for some time.

NHS South of England has now agreed to cover the excess costs for 2012/13.

A spokesman said the trust would negotiate with the NHS Commissioning Board for funding the following year.

He did not say how much funding was granted.

An NHS South of England spokeswoman said the funding had been allocated "in recognition of this exceptional and very specialist work for those injured in serving their country".

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