COMMERCIAL: Salisbury Foundation Trust has launched its own brand of handcream in a venture it believes is the first of its kind in the NHS.

The cream was developed by the trust more than 20 years ago as an aid for patients recovering from burns and plastic surgery. My Trusty Little Sunflopwer Cream will be sold in the trust shop and online for £6.99. All profits will be reinvested in the trust.

Director of finance and procurement Malcolm Cassells said: “The launch of MyTrusty Little Sunflower Cream is another exciting opportunity for Salisbury District Hospital to share one of its innovations with a much wider population.

“We know the cream is really liked and is beneficial to patients and staff, so making this available to more people is great news. At the same time the income generated will be very helpful in supporting patient care in the hospital.”

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