Isle of Wight health

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CQC rating for Isle of Wight Health Centre

hand washing

Following previous concerns about infection control at this Isle of Wight Health Centre, the CQC are now satisfied that effective policy and training are in place.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 5:27pm

By Sally Perry

Cosmetic surgery just one of seven new services to receive CQC ratings

magnifying glass

The Department of Health has launched a consultation setting out proposals to expand the scope of the CQC’s duty to undertake performance assessments at seven additional types of practices.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 3:19pm

By Sally Perry

Hospice launches a national toolkit to help prevent patient falls

The Homes and Communities Agency and the Hovercraft Museum have signed a deal to save the Princess Anne, one of Britain’s last remaining cross-Channel hovercraft.

Other hospices across the country can benefit from the experience and expertise of a senior member of staff at Earl Mountbatten Hospice with this latest guide on other on managing and preventing falls among their patients.

Monday, 15th August, 2016 3:21pm

By Emma Topping

Dangers of lethal highs campaign heads to festivals

dice with life lethal high

The Youth Commission will be visiting Boomtown and Victorious festivals to promote the #LethalHighs campaign.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 7:20am

By Police and Crime Commissioner

David Hoare’s ‘Ill informed’ ghetto comments could damage recruitment says IW NHS head

Eve Richardson and St Mary's

The Chair of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the latest to condemn the ghetto comments made by David Hoare. Eve Richardson says his comments could be damaging to the vital recruitment drive.

Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 2:15pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Positive news for another two Isle of Wight care homes

Elderly Lady

The Care Homes in Shanklin and Totland were both found by the CQC to be providing services that are rated overall as 'Good'.

Monday, 1st August, 2016 12:41pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

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