Isle of Wight health

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Funding boost for dementia care at Earl Mountbatten Hospice

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

Isle of Wight GP surgery rated as ‘Good’ by CQC

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The CQC has inspected another GP surgery on the Isle of Wight and given a rating on whether it is safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led.

Tuesday, 12th April, 2016 2:07pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Junior Doctors take strike action

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Junior doctors will only provide emergency care from 8am today to 8am on Friday 8 April as part of industrial action due to a dispute about weekend pay, career progression and fears of overworking.

Wednesday, 6th April, 2016 9:12am

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Know someone with a long-term neurological condition? New support cafes can help

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The new cafes offer support for those affected by long-term neurological conditions. The first takes place in Wootton on 14th April.

Thursday, 31st March, 2016 9:44am

By Rachel Brown with 2 readers' comments

Progressive town council agrees to install life-saving defibrillator

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A surplus in the town council's funds will cover the cost of an additional defibrillator being installed in the centre of town, along with training for 12 people on how to use it.

Friday, 18th March, 2016 11:15am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Health service staff recognised for excellence and innovation

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Excellence and innovation by staff, volunteers and partners has been recognised at the KPMG/KM&T Isle of Wight NHS Trust Awards 2016.

Tuesday, 15th March, 2016 6:42am

By Andy Hollebon

Wootton man’s £50,000 legacy to Hospital Friends put to great use

ryde health and well being centre

A £50,000 legacy to the Friends of St Mary's hospital has allowed the creation of a new shop at the Ryde Health and Wellbeing Centre. It is officially opened this week.

Monday, 14th March, 2016 7:43am

By George Chastney

Sisters take campaign for more brain research funding to Westminster

Sisters Justina (left) and Charlotte at Speaker's House

A woman from the Isle of Wight, who lost both her parents to brain tumours, took her campaign for more research into brain tumours to Westminster on Wednesday night.

Thursday, 10th March, 2016 1:05pm

By Susan Castle-Smith with one comment