Isle of Wight health

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St Mary’s Hospital appeals for ‘patient feeders’ as hospital under pressure

St Mary's Hospital cone by Auntie P

An appeal for patient feeders has been issued by St Mary's hospital as it finds itself under pressure due to a rise in patients.

Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 11:14am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Isle of Wight care home responsive and caring, but ‘requires improvement’


Inspectors found the service to be caring and responsive, but recommend some areas for improvement.

Monday, 5th October, 2015 1:15pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

New Isle of Wight Cafe designed to help Island children living with illnesses or disabilities

Kids cafe open

A new cafe for children and their families affected by disability and illness will be opening in Sandown later this week. It aims to be an information hub for families to gain access to useful advice and support.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 12:25pm

By Deborah Bartlett with 3 readers' comments

NHS England turn down appeal for pharmacy in Brading

Pharmacy signs

Residents say evidence submitted in support of a Pharmacy in Brading, has been ignored by the NHS England.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 11:41am

By Sue Birch with 6 readers' comments

Emergency services put to the test at St Mary’s Hospital

St Mary's Hospital cone by Auntie P

If you're at St Mary's Hospital this evening and wondering why the fire service are evacuating mannequins, here's why.

Monday, 28th September, 2015 8:13pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Why a 93 year old with head injuries had to wait over 1 hour and 40 mins for an ambulance


There's an increased pressure on the Ambulance Service on the Isle of Wight due to a rise in demand for their services, but an hour and forty minute wait for a 93 year old with bleeding from the head has been questioned by many in Ventnor.

Saturday, 26th September, 2015 2:28pm

By Sally Perry with 33 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Pharmacy service up for National Award


An innovative new local service to help prevent re-admissions to hospital and support people in their own home has been shortlisted for a national award.

Friday, 25th September, 2015 7:42am

By Andy Hollebon

Isle of Wight’s top five healthcare priorities revealed

five posts

If you completed the survey earlier this year, you'll be interested in what Islanders consider the top five healthcare priorities to be.

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2015 3:27pm

By Nikki Stewart

Beacon Health Centre rated ‘Good’ by CQC

Thumbs up:

Following an inspection in March, the Beacon Healthcare Centre at St. Mary’s Hospital has received an overall rating of ‘Good’.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 4:19pm

By Sally Perry

The day I lost my brother to suicide – The impact remains

Daniel Dwight

Jed Dwight shares a touching account of the painful, but vivid memories of the day he heard that his brother's body had been found. He hopes his words may help to prevent others from taking that most desperate of routes.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 10:37am

By Jed Dwight with 2 readers' comments

Complaints about Isle of Wight NHS drop from top slot to third

St Mary's Hospital cone by Auntie P

The Isle of Wight was top of the complaints leaderboard last year, but has now dropped to third place with just 38 complaints made against it to the Ombudsman in 2014-15.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 10:09am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Find out more about what the NHS Trust is up to through magazine

iw nhs four autumn magazine cover

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has launched its fifth issue (Autumn 2015) of the Members’ Magazine, ‘Four’.

Friday, 18th September, 2015 7:56am

By Andy Hollebon with one comment