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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Medical practice rated by CQC under new approach

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The service was overall found to be 'Good' with some improvements required.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 10:11am

By Sally Perry

Army Medical Reservists raise awareness on the Isle of Wight

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Army Medical Reservists from HQ2 Brigade based in York were in camp on the Island in the last week.

Wednesday, 19th August, 2015 6:03pm

By Andy Hollebon

Eve Richardson to become Chair of Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Eve Richardson and St Mary's

Ms Richardson has been a successful leader in the NHS and in the voluntary sector and replaces outgoing Chairman, Danny Fisher.

Tuesday, 18th August, 2015 11:28am

By Andy Hollebon

Islanders urged by NHS to clean hands properly

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Residents on the Isle of Wight are being urged to help prevent further illness to patients at St Mary’s Hospital by practising good hand hygiene.

Friday, 7th August, 2015 4:22pm

By Andy Hollebon with 10 readers' comments

Learn to save a life on the Isle of Wight this year

Savings lives St John Ambulance

If you over the age of 12, you can take part in the Essential First Aid for All Ages course being run by St John Ambulance. It could result in you saving someone's life.

Thursday, 6th August, 2015 9:09am

By Kate Rutsch

Queen Alexandra A&E improvements: CQC Inspectors satisfied

QA Portsmouth

Chief Inspector of Hospitals is satisfied with urgent improvements to Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, but further improvement is required at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Thursday, 6th August, 2015 7:52am

By John Scott

Major makeover for Hospital Unit to be unveiled

St Mary's cone top by Auntie P

Members of the public have a chance to see the unit before it opens to patients later this month.

Thursday, 6th August, 2015 7:30am

By Andy Hollebon with 13 readers' comments

‘Outstanding’ care for those with mental health conditions

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The Inspector found that people received exceptional individualised care from staff. Well done to all those involved in providing care at this establishment.

Wednesday, 5th August, 2015 8:07am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Knockout success for charity event

Island Roads - its a knockout team

The inaugural Bring Me Sunshine Appeal It’s A Knockout Competition, in aid of the Children’s Ward at St. Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight, was a roaring success.

Tuesday, 4th August, 2015 5:52pm

By Andy Hollebon

Letter: Second class service for Islanders

Toy ambulance

Following this reader's recent experience of a transfer from St Mary's to the hospital in Portsmouth Hospital taking three hours, he says it's time to upgrade the ambulances used.

Saturday, 1st August, 2015 9:08am

By Don Smith with 43 readers' comments

Zip a dee doo dah! 5,000th person recruited to Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Zippy Davies - Mark Price IW NHS

Zippy Davies from St Helen’s was the 5,000th person recruited a member of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

Friday, 31st July, 2015 1:10pm

By Andy Hollebon

Blind Islander completes the Three Peaks Challenge

Mount Snowdon

Congratulations to blind Islander Colin McArthur and his wife, Linda, for taking on the Three Peaks Challenge. He shares the experience with readers.

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 4:24pm

By Colin McArthur