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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Isle of Wight mental health and policing partnership highlighted by NHS Confederation

Police car at sevenacres

The Serenity project has prevented 60-70 police detentions of mental health over the last year and saved around £40,000 through prevention of admissions or cost of police deployment.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 2:35pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight GP features in National Cancer Campaign

David Isaac

Local GP, David Isaac, is supporting the national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign which is currently highlighting the need for people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the relatively unknown but increasingly common cancers of the gullet (oesophagus) and stomach.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 12:01am

By Andy Hollebon

Plans for coping with health and social care services through the Winter revealed

St Mary's Hospital cone - close by Auntie P

Island’s multi-agency group has put in place schemes to support health and social care services through the Winter

Thursday, 22nd January, 2015 4:31pm

By Andy Hollebon

Isle of Wight A&E makes it onto Channel4 News

Karen Baker -

A&E departments across the country are struggling with the unprecedented demand on their services and the Isle of Wight is no exception. Last night's Channel4 News covered a feature on how St Mary's hospital is coping under the strain.

Saturday, 17th January, 2015 11:51am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

13 bed unit planned to ease pressure at St Mary’s

Solent Grange

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust hopes to have a decision ratified later this month to open a 13 bed community-based unit to ease pressure at St Mary’s.

Friday, 16th January, 2015 9:07am

By Andy Hollebon with 3 readers' comments

Have you tried the new outdoor fitness gym at Seaclose yet?

Matthew Price - Newport PC outdoor fitness

New Outdoor fitness gym installed in Newport. Give it a go next time you're there.

Thursday, 15th January, 2015 11:50am

By Maxine Yule

Rise in anticipated emergency admissions at St Mary’s Hospital

Hospital Bed

Scheduled in-patient operations, day surgery and outpatients appointments are all expected to continue as planned today, but will be reviewed if pressures continue through the week.

Monday, 12th January, 2015 7:20am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Pressure continues at St Mary’s Hospital with more operations cancelled

Hospital corridor

Island health services continue to experience significant ongoing pressure say the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

Tuesday, 6th January, 2015 8:00pm

By Andy Hollebon with 4 readers' comments

Parents’ delight as match found in bone marrow appeal for Island toddler

Pledge for Perri -

Wonderful news this afternoon as it's revealed a bone marrow match has been found for Isle of Wight toddler, Perri, who was diagnosed last year with Leukaemia.

Tuesday, 6th January, 2015 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Executive asked to approve consultation on proposed changes to respite care

Respite care :

Executive members will be asked to approve a two month consultation seeking views of Islanders on the proposed changes to the way the council charges service users for respite care and sitting services.

Tuesday, 6th January, 2015 10:14am

By IW Council Press Office with 13 readers' comments

Health watchdog wants your views on cancelled/postponed outpatient appointments

Hospital corridor

If you're unhappy about cancelled or postponed hospital appointments, have your say in this Health Watch survey.

Monday, 5th January, 2015 2:29pm

By Nikki Stewart

Isle of Wight hospital services ‘are now at a critical point’

St Mary's Hospital cone by Auntie P

Here's your guide to working around the problems which Isle of Wight medical services are having, if you fall ill.

Monday, 5th January, 2015 10:22am

By Simon Perry with 5 readers' comments