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Norovirus update from St Mary’s

Alan Sheward - IW NHS:

Visiting restrictions at St. Mary’s have been lifted in most areas following the substantial improvement in the control of the outbreak of Norovirus at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 9:24am

By Andy Hollebon with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS make savings on paper and postage costs by going paperless

piles of papers :

Those faced with increasing piles of filing can only dream of having a paperless office.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 11:52am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Air Ambulance to start carrying blood on board all flights

Air Ambulance

In keeping with their commitment to provide a path of continuous development, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance have announced that they are to begin carrying blood on board all flights.

Tuesday, 8th April, 2014 4:25pm

By Sherie Williams Ellen

Share your messages of thanks with retiring midwives

Retiring midwives from st marys hospital

Here's your chance to bid the six midwives a happy retirement. We're sure that many women across the Island will have thanks to pass on.

Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014 10:35am

By Andy Hollebon with 5 readers' comments

Norovirus restrictions continue says hospital executive

Hand washing by usdagov

Patients, visitors and staff are being thanked for their continued actions which have helped to nearly eradicate the recent outbreak of norovirus at St Mary’s Hospital.

Tuesday, 1st April, 2014 12:49pm

By Andy Hollebon

BBC finds St Mary’s has zero consultants on duty weekend afternoon: Trust defends

St Mary's Corridor by Auntie P

The BBC investigation surveyed hospitals across the country. including the Isle of Wight. The head of the Trust gives their side this evening.

Thursday, 27th March, 2014 8:07pm

By Simon Perry with 18 readers' comments

Janet Newton & Zoryna O’Donnell appointed non-exec Board Directors at Healthwatch

Janet Newton and Zoryna O Donnell:

Janet and Zoryna join Non-Executive Director Chris Orchin and Directors Dominic Crouch, Janet Parry and Sara Mousley.

Tuesday, 25th March, 2014 3:06pm

By Jenny Sprackling with 7 readers' comments

Visitor restrictions still in place at hospital due to Norovirus

Hospital Bed

Day surgery, outpatient appointments or clinics remain unaffected by the Norovirus outbreak, but visitor restrictions are still in place

Tuesday, 25th March, 2014 7:53am

By Andy Hollebon

Hospice nurse Tina Boyd recognised for ‘going the extra mile’

Tina Boyd:

A staff nurse at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice has been given a special award for going ‘the extra mile’ in caring for patients.

Friday, 21st March, 2014 12:08pm

By Erika Campbell-Burt with 2 readers' comments

St Mary’s ‘Struggling to contain’ Norovirus outbreak says Chief (Video)

St Mary's CEO - Norovirus video 20 Mar 2014

Operations have been cancelled, with the same also being considered for cancer operations. Soap and water washing stressed.

Thursday, 20th March, 2014 6:36am

By Simon Perry

One fifth of hospital beds now affected due to Norovirus outbreak

One fifth of hospital beds now affected due to Norovirus outbreak

St. Mary’s hospital is continuing to face very serious challenges with patients and staff experiencing Norovirus which causes diarrhoea and vomiting.

Wednesday, 19th March, 2014 1:37pm

By Andy Hollebon

Possible solution for Yarmouth Surgery

Possible solution for Yarmouth Surgery

No date has been given yet to reopen the surgery, but extra help from Island GPs and locums has been offered via the Clinical Commissioning Group.

Tuesday, 18th March, 2014 5:53pm

By Sally Perry with one comment