Isle of Wight health

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GPs offered £20,000 to train on the Isle of Wight


The Isle of Wight is one of eight areas in the country that have difficulty recruiting GPs. This new bursary is hoping to attract trainees to consider committing to at least three years on the Island.

Thursday, 11th February, 2016 1:39pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Teen launches appeal to fund mother’s life-changing surgery after op error (updated)

connie jones

The delays and mistakes that a very sick Isle of Wight mother has had to endure are staggering to read. According to the family, the CCG are now refusing simple surgery to correct a mistake made during emergency surgery last year.

Thursday, 11th February, 2016 9:58am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Wave Project will help children on the Isle of Wight at risk of isolation

wave project

An innovative surfing project is being expanded on the Isle of Wight following confirmation of support from the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Charitable Funds.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 6:55am

By Andy Hollebon

Council and NHS sign landmark partnership agreement

Strategic Partnership Agreement - S Stubbings and E Richardson - P112044...

A landmark partnership agreement has been signed by the IW Council and IW NHS Trust for the integration of health and wellbeing services on the Island.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 11:52am

By Andy Hollebon

Specialist support for newly diagnosed blind and partially sighted Islanders

Laura Gardiner

Blind and partially sighted people in the Isle of Wight will now be offered specialist support at point of diagnosis.

Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016 9:25am

By Andy Hollebon

New Endoscopy Unit opened today at St Mary’s Hospital

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An impressive new £4.8 million Endoscopy Unit came into use at St. Mary’s Hospital today, Monday 1st February 2016.

Monday, 1st February, 2016 1:57pm

By Andy Hollebon with 3 readers' comments

Mary Flynn’s ‘Flower Screen’ comes to St. Mary’s

mary flynn flower screen

If you missed it at Osborne last autumn, you can see the Mary Flynn's flower screen at St Mary's Hospital free of charge.

Monday, 1st February, 2016 8:27am

By Andy Hollebon

Warning for those with diarrhoea and vomiting bug

Washing hands

The diarrhoea and vomiting is highly contagious, so health chiefs are urging those suffering the symptoms to stay away from the hospital and care homes.

Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 10:16am

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

David Newton to oversee improvements in Isle of Wight health and social care

David Newton

Experienced public involvement expert appointed to oversee improvements in health and social care for people on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 27th January, 2016 8:33am

By Andy Hollebon with 11 readers' comments

The Isle of Wight is leading the UK: National praise for our integrated care hub

integrated care hub - guardian feature

When you call 999 or 111 on the Island, this is where you get through to. Who knew that it was such a comprehensive service or that the centre is thought of Nationally as 'revolutionary'? Great praise for the service.

Thursday, 21st January, 2016 3:23pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Quality of care in Isle of Wight care homes ‘a priority’ for Healthwatch

Nurse and elderly man

Healthwatch make the quality of care in homes a priority and launch the Isle of Wight Care Awards to showcase where homes have got the quality of their care right.

Wednesday, 20th January, 2016 8:32am

By Nikki Stewart

Baby CPR for parents campaign launched

baby cpr advert

Only a third of South East parents would know what to do if their baby stopped breathing, despite it being their biggest fear. St John Ambulance launches nursery rhyme-themed campaign – with a memorable musical twist - to teach baby CPR to parents.

Wednesday, 20th January, 2016 7:42am

By Kate Rutsch

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