Letter: Organ donation is now opt-out: Let your family know your wishes

campaign for organ donation - three people sitting in train terminal in gowns with drips

The law on organ donation changed this year to allow more people to save more lives with an opt-out system. Details within

Friday, 4th September, 2020 3:54pm

By Andy Hollebon with 16 readers' comments

Four in hospital after taking unknown medicine, two in intensive care


The Medical Director at Isle of Wight NHS Trust says "This action by a few individuals has placed additional pressures on our services".

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 3:50pm

By Andy Hollebon

Join global day of action and learn how to ‘Restart a Heart’

storm trooper

This global day of action aims to teach vital life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible. Clear the date in your diary and take advantage of this free training.

Friday, 5th October, 2018 8:56am

By Andy Hollebon

All welcome to Service celebrating 70 years of NHS

NHS poster simon wells

All are welcome to the Isle of Wight NHS 70th birthday celebration service on Wednesday 26th September.

Monday, 17th September, 2018 6:05pm

By Andy Hollebon

Find out more about Isle of Wight health service at Heritage Open Day

st marys infirmary

Isle of Wight NHS Trust hope this Heritage Open Day event will be the first of many years participation, enabling them to share the rich history of the Island’s health and care services.

Friday, 14th September, 2018 6:50pm

By Andy Hollebon

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

A&E is for urgent emergency medical attention only


Considerable pressure is being put on the Emergency Department at St Mary's Hospital due to a very high number of people attending that could be treated by a GP or Pharmacist or seek advice by calling 111.

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 8:49am

By Andy Hollebon with 3 readers' comments

Photography exhibition tells story of teaching placement in Kenya

Chris Orchin

Chris Orchin's ‘A Kenyan Experience’ exhibition will be on display at the Full Circle, St. Mary’s Hospital between now and September.

Tuesday, 31st July, 2018 12:35pm

By Andy Hollebon

If you notice blood in your pee – even just the once – get it checked

blood in pee

A national campaign was launched this week to encourage everyone to look before they flush and visit their GP, without delay, if they notice blood in their pee, even if it’s just the once.

Friday, 20th July, 2018 11:29am

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Take part in Isle of Wight celebrations for 70th birthday of NHS

angelina grimshaw

There are a whole host of events taking part across the Isle of Wight for the 70th birthday celebrations of the National Health Service.

Thursday, 28th June, 2018 1:12pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Contagious diarrhoea and vomiting circulating on the Isle of Wight

Washing hands

Anyone who has had diarrhoea and vomiting (D&V) symptoms is asked not to visit the hospital, other health care facilities or other places where people are vulnerable e.g. residential care and nursing homes.

Tuesday, 26th June, 2018 8:50am

By Andy Hollebon

Annual Children’s Memorial Service returns to St Mary’s


A giant bubble machine will be used to symbolize memories, thoughts and prayers directed heavenwards at this annual memorial service. All are welcome.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 4:38pm

By Andy Hollebon