Isle of Wight health

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Operations cancelled as hospital under pressure

Hospital Bed

The Island Health System is under pressure and staff are needed to open additional beds. The Trust apologises to patients who have had their operation cancelled.

Monday, 6th July, 2015 4:19pm

By Andy Hollebon

Public invited to Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board meeting

St Mary's Hospital cone by Auntie P

Members of the public are invited to attend the next meeting of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board on Wednesday (1st July) morning in Newport.

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 12:13pm

By Andy Hollebon

CQC report on pilot inspection of Isle of Wight NHS 111 service


A review of the ambulance service on the Isle of Wight is released today by the CQC.

Tuesday, 30th June, 2015 11:27am

By John Scott

CQC inspectors publish reports on 39 more GP practices

Waiting room

Medina Healthcare is one of 39 reports just released by the Care Quality Commission.

Thursday, 18th June, 2015 12:21pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Public services must ‘wake up’ to gaps in mental health crisis care, warns CQC

Suicide prevention

People who are having a mental health crisis are not always receiving care and support when and where they need it, the regulator has found.

Friday, 12th June, 2015 7:27am

By John Scott with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival: How to stay safe and well

Isle of Wight Festival goers

When making your festival plans this weekend, don’t forget to give some thought about what you might need to help you stay well and safe. Many injuries and health complaints at Festivals could be avoided with a bit of preparation beforehand.

Thursday, 11th June, 2015 8:47am

By Andy Hollebon

Green ambition for healthcare on the Isle of Wight

St Mary's Hospital cone by Auntie P

The Isle of Wight NHS publishes vision for environmentally sustainable healthcare on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 5th June, 2015 8:05am

By Andy Hollebon with 9 readers' comments

Why not try one of these challenging and interesting walks?

Long distance walks

The variety of walks on offer from the Isle of Wight Long Distance Walking Association is outstanding. Some are just two miles, others as many as 73. There's something for pretty much everyone.

Sunday, 31st May, 2015 1:55pm

By Sally Perry

Book now for meeting on future of mental health services

Mental health sculpture

If you're a mental health service user, carer or have an active involvement in seeing the development and improvement of mental health services on the Island, head to this meeting on 3rd June.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 6:10pm

By Sally Perry

Find out about future plans for health, social care and wellbeing on the Island

Hospital corridor

There's an opportunity to radically reshape the way that health and wellbeing on the Island are approached. Find out more at this meeting taking place on 3rd June.

Wednesday, 27th May, 2015 3:30pm

By Andy Hollebon with 4 readers' comments

Recruitment of new IW NHS Chairman underway

St Mary's Corridor by Auntie P

Applicants for the post of Chairman of the Isle of Wight NHS have until 22nd June to submit their details.

Tuesday, 26th May, 2015 11:53am

By Andy Hollebon

Find out what it means to be a volunteer with St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance :

Behind the scenes insight into volunteering with the nation’s leading first aid charity.

Wednesday, 20th May, 2015 9:26am

By Kate Rutsch