Isle of Wight health

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St Mary’s Hospital struggling to cope with demand

St Mary's Hospital cone by Auntie P

As well as the IW NHS Trust and CCG having to call in specialists to help solve the financial crisis they find themselves in, the hospital is now struggling to cope with the increased demand on their services.

Tuesday, 12th July, 2016 3:27pm

By Andy Hollebon with 5 readers' comments

Smallest Isle of Wight GP practice well-rated by CQC

Grove House Surgery

Well done to all who work at Grove House Surgery, this is a great result following the CQC inspection.

Tuesday, 12th July, 2016 3:03pm

By Mike Jukes

Isle of Wight NHS Trust lab assistant ‘under influence of alcohol’ struck off (updated)

lab assistant

A panel of the Health and Care Professions Council heard how the lab assistant turned up for work three times with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust under the influence of alcohol.

Wednesday, 6th July, 2016 2:38pm

By Sally Perry

A&E at Portsmouth’s QA Hospital rated ‘Inadequate’ by CQC

Queen Alexandra Portsmouth

The situation at Portsmouth's Queen Alexandra Hospital could well have an impact on Isle of Wight patients depending on the outcome of the current review of the financial crisis at Isle of Wight NHS

Thursday, 9th June, 2016 9:05am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Petition raises awareness for dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning

co gas safety poster

Islanders are urged to sign a petition to help improve awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning - something that kills around 50 people each year in the UK.

Friday, 3rd June, 2016 11:11am

By Sally Perry

Hampshire Constabulary commit to being ‘Dementia Friendly’

police dementia friendly

Hampshire Constabulary's commitment to protect the most vulnerable in society includes increasing the police's knowledge and skills to help people living with dementia.

Thursday, 2nd June, 2016 6:26pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight man with MS bearing desert heat in trek across the Sahara

Carlo Nieddu Sahara Trek 2016

Carlo Nieddu from Ryde, Isle of Wight will be trekking 100km across the Sahara Desert over nine days later this year, despite the heat and the fact he has multiple sclerosis.

Wednesday, 1st June, 2016 1:26pm

By Jessica Roberts with one comment

Funding boost for dementia care at Earl Mountbatten Hospice

elderly person

Around 120 hospice staff and volunteers directly involved with patients will receive specialist training in dementia and end of life care, thanks to funding from Health Education Wessex.

Wednesday, 18th May, 2016 6:02pm

By Emma Topping with one comment

Isle of Wight NHS: Financial crisis leads to emergency measures (updated)

calculator glasses and paperwork

OnTheWight has discovered that the finances of the IW NHS Trust and CCG are in a position that requires immediate attention. A national body has drafted in a consultant to swiftly build a Financial Recovery Plan.

Friday, 13th May, 2016 6:56am

By Simon Perry with 55 readers' comments

Woodland Therapy project listed for national award

woodland therapy

Congratulations to all those involved with the Isle of Wight Woodland Therapy Project, which has been nominated for the National Lottery Awards.

Tuesday, 26th April, 2016 12:59pm

By Lianne de Mello with one comment

Isle of Wight junior doctors to strike for two days

junior doctors strike

Proposals to avoid the industrial action have been rejected by Jeremy Hunt, so the planned two day strike will go ahead tomorrow (Tuesday). Isle of Wight NHS say they have well-prepared contingency plans in place "to ensure minimum disruption".

Monday, 25th April, 2016 4:23pm

By Sally Perry with 34 readers' comments

Letter: Jeremy Hunt must stop bullying our Junior Doctors

save the nhs

The Green Party MEP for the South East, Keith Taylor, accuses Jeremy Hunt of smearing an already strained workforce, adding that the government is "playing with fire with its bullying and disrespectful attitude towards our junior doctors".

Monday, 25th April, 2016 6:53am

By Keith Taylor with 11 readers' comments