Isle of Wight health

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Letter: Second class service for Islanders

Toy ambulance

Following this reader's recent experience of a transfer from St Mary's to the hospital in Portsmouth Hospital taking three hours, he says it's time to upgrade the ambulances used.

Saturday, 1st August, 2015 9:08am

By Don Smith with 37 readers' comments

Zip a dee doo dah! 5,000th person recruited to Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Zippy Davies - Mark Price IW NHS

Zippy Davies from St Helen’s was the 5,000th person recruited a member of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

Friday, 31st July, 2015 1:10pm

By Andy Hollebon

Blind Islander completes the Three Peaks Challenge

Mount Snowdon

Congratulations to blind Islander Colin McArthur and his wife, Linda, for taking on the Three Peaks Challenge. He shares the experience with readers.

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 4:24pm

By Colin McArthur

GP surgery found to be ‘Good’ in all areas

Green smiley faces

The practice is rated as good for providing safe and effective services as well as providing caring and responsive services.

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 12:10pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Age is not a barrier to developing Breast Cancer: Be Clear on Cancer

Cancer survivor

.‘1 in 3 women who get breast cancer are over the age of 70, so don’t assume you’re past it’ is the message from the NHS ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign launched earlier this month.

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 9:41am

By Andy Hollebon with 2 readers' comments

IW NHS drug boss caught in Telegraph ‘drug cash for NHS officials’ sting

Paul Jerram - IW CCG - Caught in Telegraph string

A Department of Health spokesman said that, "if the allegations are true, it's completely outrageous and amounts to an abuse of the trust that patients place in NHS staff". The man involved says, he "acted in the best interests of the NHS".

Friday, 24th July, 2015 10:56am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Hospital under pressure: Some procedures postponed

Hospital corridor

The IW NHS Trust has had to postpone some non urgent elective procedures today and tomorrow.

Thursday, 16th July, 2015 4:11pm

By Andy Hollebon with 10 readers' comments

Health Centre rated as ‘Good’ by CQC Inspectors

Thumbs up:

Well done to all at the Health Centre, who was found by the Care Quality Commission to overall be providing a 'Good' service, with your response to people’s needs rated as 'Outstanding'.

Thursday, 16th July, 2015 2:13pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Garry goes the extra mile for local cancer care

Garry Sharp presents his cheques

Hospital Porter, Garry Sharp, has gone the extra mile for Island patients by running his first marathon in support of cancer services at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Thursday, 16th July, 2015 1:47pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Isle of Wight NHS Trust wins Healthcare Recycler of the Year Award

IW NHS Trust recycler of the year

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has won the prestigious Healthcare Recycler of the Year title at the National Recycling Award 2015 which took place on 1st July in London.

Wednesday, 15th July, 2015 9:18am

By Andy Hollebon with 2 readers' comments

Islander receives Robert Lawrence medal for living with diabetes for sixty years

Joan Savill, David Savill, Dr Al-Mrayat

An Island patient has been awarded the Robert Lawrence medal for living with diabetes for sixty years.

Tuesday, 14th July, 2015 3:23pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Delayed decisions over care homes affecting hospital under pressure

Hospital Bed:

The IW NHS Trust says families and patients can assist with relieving the pressure on the Island health system by accepting nursing and residential care home places.

Wednesday, 8th July, 2015 7:12am

By Andy Hollebon