Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) proposes to integrate services across the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, with Islanders having to travel to the mainland for many health services.

The Plans sets how Hampshire and the Isle of Wight health bosses are actively forming an alliance to work together in the future to rationalise health provision across the area.

The proposal was rejected by the Isle of Wight Executive (Island Independent) in December 2016.

Council leader accused of driving changes to health services without ‘reassuring Islanders’

dave stewart and steve hastings

Cllr Brodie asked why STP is being driven forward by the Conservatives without bothering to reassure Islanders that their precious NHS will not be further damaged. The council leader responds.

Friday, 23rd November, 2018 4:58pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership approved by Board

Shaking hands

Leading councillors have endorsed proposals for the reform of the health and care system across the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

Friday, 26th October, 2018 5:33pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Nuffield Report reinforces need to retain Acute Services on the Isle of Wight, say campaigners

Hospital corridor

Isle of Wight Save Our NHS say that according to the latest Nuffield report there is an argument to retain existing Acute Services on the Isle of Wight rather than transfer them to the mainland as is the proposal.

Wednesday, 24th October, 2018 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Future plans for Isle of Wight Alcohol Treatment service revealed (updated)

St Mary's Corridor by Auntie P

Isle of Wight NHS Trust cited recruitment problems when they confirmed to OnTheWight last month that referrals to the alcohol treatment service had ceased. We have an update.

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 9:43am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight babies born between 27-32 weeks now to be transferred to mainland


Expert doctors say staff in the Neonatal Special Care Unit need a regular caseload of babies to ensure they maintain their skills and expertise, so can only now care for babies who need continuous monitoring born after 32 weeks.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 5:08pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

£5 ferry fare for patients receiving treatment supported by local councils

five pound note

IWALC members say they agree with the MP's call of a £5 ferry fare cap for those travelling to the mainland for medical treatment.

Monday, 3rd September, 2018 9:16am

By Janice Young with one comment

Isle of Wight Ambulance service announces collaboration

David Hirst (centre) with SCAS despatchers - IMG_4307 doc lge

Isle of Wight and South Central Ambulance Services will be looking further at how they can collaborate in a number of common areas, starting with a new despatch system for Island.

Thursday, 30th August, 2018 9:40am

By Andy Hollebon

Letter: Easter Parade for those helping protect IW NHS

NHS poster simon wells

Did you have your photo taken over Easter to show your support for the NHS? Christine from IOW Save Our NHS Group shares concerns for future of NHS provision.

Friday, 6th April, 2018 7:07pm

By Christine Lightbody with one comment

Save our Isle of Wight NHS: March and rally Saturday morning

hands off our nhs

Gather outside St Mary's Hospital for a start time of 10.30 when the march will make its way into St Thomas's Square, Newport, for the rally.

Friday, 2nd February, 2018 4:36pm

By Sally Perry

Outline for future of Isle of Wight NHS services: Politicians respond

Hospital Corridor

The Local Care Board has made their recommendation to the Isle of Wight NHS and CCG about the future for NHS services on the Island. OnTheWight has initial responses from some IW politicians.

Friday, 26th January, 2018 12:02am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Plans for future of Isle of Wight health services revealed

hospital beds

The Local Care Board say the option being recommended would mean that seriously ill patients requiring more complex, urgent specialist treatment would be transferred to the mainland to improve quality of care for patients, but that around 90% of "current hospital activity would be retained on the Island".

Friday, 26th January, 2018 12:01am

By Local Care Board with one comment

IW NHS told to prepare option to cut all hospital services except A&E and Maternity

St mary's hospital

Isle of Wight Labour say that IW health bosses have been instructed to prepare an option to cut services at St Mary’s Hospital to no more than Accident & Emergency and maternity care, with all other provision being shipped to the mainland.

Tuesday, 16th January, 2018 5:40pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments