Isle of Wight health

If you are interested in news from the Isle of Wight NHS, this is the place to find it. We cover details of policy, staffing, medical interest and more.

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Green Party celebrate the birth of the NHS at 1940s tea party

Vix Lowthion and IW Green party 1940s tea party

The Isle of Wight Green Party prospective parliamentary candidate, Vix Lowthion, reminds us to "not forget what a fantastic institution the NHS is for everyone in our country today".

Tuesday, 31st March, 2015 11:20am

By Vix Lowthion with 40 readers' comments

Non-Executive Directors reappointed to NHS Trust Board

Non exec directors at IW NHS March 2015

Following the retirement of Non-Executive Director Sue Wadsworth, Isle of Wight NHS Trust, working with the Trust Development Authority (TDA), has moved quickly to fill this top level Board vacancy.

Monday, 30th March, 2015 8:15am

By Andy Hollebon with 3 readers' comments

Watchdog returns to St Mary’s to monitor patient experiences

Hospital corridor

Healthwatch have been back on several hospital wards at St Mary's to see monitor the good practice recommendations they made last year.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 11:14am

By Nikki Stewart

Phlebotomy clinic open only in mornings for next two weeks

Closed sign by khawkins04

The change in operating hours is a result of staff sickness. Wishing the staff a speedy recovery.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 1:47pm

By Jo Cram with one comment

Poppy Unit pilot to feature on BBC1’s One Show

Angela Rippon Poppy Unit

The innovative use of an Island nursing home to support the NHS through this winter is to be highlighted in a BBC One programme.

Wednesday, 18th March, 2015 2:04pm

By Andy Hollebon

Somerset NHS Trust take on Isle of Wight community dental services


All staff currently providing community dental services will be transferring to Somerset Partnership and all clinics will be in the same location.

Tuesday, 17th March, 2015 5:09pm

By Victoria Eld with 10 readers' comments

Care home rated Inadequate by CQC

Thumbs down :

Despite the findings of the CQC Inspector, residents at Holmdale and their relatives were also positive about staff who they felt were kind and compassionate.

Tuesday, 17th March, 2015 2:59pm

By Sally Perry

Work progressing at new Ryde Community Clinic

Pelhurst road health clinic

Work is progressing to create the new Ryde Community Clinic, where patients, their carers and service users will benefit from a more co-ordinated approach to delivering healthcare.

Friday, 13th March, 2015 8:42am

By Andy Hollebon

Volunteers sought for Mental Health Forums

Mental health sculpture

Service users and carers are invited to join the Mental Health Service Users and Carers forum.

Thursday, 12th March, 2015 10:57am

By Jo Cram with one comment

Breastfeeding ambassador an ‘unsung hero’

Breastfeeding hero Jane Hawsksley

National recognition for this Isle of Wight 'unsung hero'.

Thursday, 12th March, 2015 10:34am

By IW Council Press Office

Appeal for Islanders to get behind Barely Born fundraiser

Baby Booties

Ralph will not only be running in the Bournemouth Marathon raising money for Barely Born, but also spending the next few months appealing for help from large Island firms as well as the neo-natal unit's suppliers.

Thursday, 12th March, 2015 7:54am

By Sally Perry

Non-urgent surgery at hospital postponed

St Mary's Corridor by Auntie P

Emergency services are continuing to experience sustained pressure, after a rise in the number of patients attending the Emergency Department.

Monday, 9th March, 2015 3:29pm

By Andy Hollebon