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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Mental health sculpture

Book now for meeting on future of mental health services

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.

Hospital corridor

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

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.

St Mary's Corridor by Auntie P

Recruitment of new IW NHS Chairman underway

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

St John Ambulance :

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

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

it's a knockout

Teams sought for charity ‘It’s a Knockout’ event

Ever fancied having a go at the iconic assault course of It’s A Knockout? Well now’s your chance and you can help raise cash for the Children’s Ward at St Mary’s Hospital at the same time.

Older people with dementia:

Dementia affects over 3,000 Islanders. Find out more during awareness week

What can you do during Dementia Awareness Week? Why not find out more about this condition that affects over 3,000 Islanders and the services being offered to support them.

Hospital Bed

Unhappy with how your healthcare complaint has been handled? Let Healthwatch know

If you’ve made an official complaint about healthcare services on the Isle of Wight since January 2014, Healthwatch want to hear from you, so they can help the IW NHS Trust improve.

Best NHS team award 2015

CCG Awards celebrate excellence in Commissioning and Primary Care

Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Awards have celebrated the excellence in commissioning and primary care across the Island.

Colourful public telephones:

Use NHS services appropriately this Bank Holiday

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is reminding Islanders to please use NHS services appropriately this Bank Holiday.

St Mary's Hospital cone by Auntie P

Past and present health professionals invited to day of celebration

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is inviting all nurses, past and present, to come together for the annual celebration of International Nurses Day on 12th May 2015.

Southampton General Hospital :

‘A lot to be proud of’ but Southampton NHS Trust ‘requires improvement’ says inspector

The Trust has a lot of to be proud of says the Inspector, but Southampton General Hospital is under pressure and needs to respond to the increasing demand for its services and address the areas for improvement

Elderly lady with nurse

Unhappy with health service? Have your say in new Healthwatch NHS complaints survey

The latest CQC inspection of IW NHS Trust found the Trust only responded to 47% of complaints between October 2013 and March 2014 within the 25 day target, or within agreed timescales.