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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Find out what it means to be a volunteer with St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance :

Behind the scenes insight into volunteering with the nation’s leading first aid charity.

Wednesday, 20th May, 2015 9:26am

By Kate Rutsch

Teams sought for charity ‘It’s a Knockout’ event

it's a knockout

Ever fancied having a go at the iconic assault course of It's A Knockout? Well now's your chance and you can help raise cash for the Children's Ward at St Mary's Hospital at the same time.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 12:47pm

By Sally Perry

Dementia affects over 3,000 Islanders. Find out more during awareness week

Older people with dementia:

What can you do during Dementia Awareness Week? Why not find out more about this condition that affects over 3,000 Islanders and the services being offered to support them.

Monday, 18th May, 2015 8:34am

By Andy Hollebon

Unhappy with how your healthcare complaint has been handled? Let Healthwatch know

Hospital Bed

If you've made an official complaint about healthcare services on the Isle of Wight since January 2014, Healthwatch want to hear from you, so they can help the IW NHS Trust improve.

Tuesday, 12th May, 2015 8:55am

By Sally Perry

CCG Awards celebrate excellence in Commissioning and Primary Care

Best NHS team award 2015

Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Awards have celebrated the excellence in commissioning and primary care across the Island.

Thursday, 7th May, 2015 1:40pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Use NHS services appropriately this Bank Holiday

Colourful public telephones:

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is reminding Islanders to please use NHS services appropriately this Bank Holiday.

Thursday, 30th April, 2015 3:42pm

By Andy Hollebon

Past and present health professionals invited to day of celebration

St Mary's Hospital cone by Auntie P

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is inviting all nurses, past and present, to come together for the annual celebration of International Nurses Day on 12th May 2015.

Thursday, 30th April, 2015 10:52am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

‘A lot to be proud of’ but Southampton NHS Trust ‘requires improvement’ says inspector

Southampton General Hospital :

The Trust has a lot of to be proud of says the Inspector, but Southampton General Hospital is under pressure and needs to respond to the increasing demand for its services and address the areas for improvement

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 7:23am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Unhappy with health service? Have your say in new Healthwatch NHS complaints survey

Elderly lady with nurse

The latest CQC inspection of IW NHS Trust found the Trust only responded to 47% of complaints between October 2013 and March 2014 within the 25 day target, or within agreed timescales.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 7:29am

By Nikki Stewart with 9 readers' comments

Celebrate NHS Action Day at former hospital

Frank James Memorial Hospital - Shalfleet.net via Wikipedia

Why not pop over to the former Frank James Hospital in East Cowes on Saturday afternoon to see what the Friends have been up to and join in NHS Action Day celebrations.

Monday, 20th April, 2015 9:39am

By Tanja Rebel

Unable to make voice calls? Some people can contact 999 by SMS text

999 by text

Although launched in 2009 the vast majority of people don’t realise they can contact 999 from their mobile using the text service.

Friday, 17th April, 2015 11:00am

By Andy Hollebon

Avoid St Mary’s if you have diarrhoea and vomiting

Washing hands

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is concerned about the rise in reported cases of diarrhoea and vomiting (D&V) in the community and is issuing an important reminder for visitors and patients.

Tuesday, 14th April, 2015 4:21pm

By Andy Hollebon