Isle of Wight women increasingly choosing longer-lasting contraception, figures show

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More women on the Isle of Wight are turning away from the pill and condoms in favour of longer-lasting contraception, figures show.

Wednesday, 3rd October, 2018 9:04am

By Isabelle Kirk

Most popular baby names on the Isle of Wight

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Want to know what the most popular baby names on the Isle of Wight were last year? OnTheWight has the answer following data released from the Office of National Statistics.

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 10:42am

By Isabelle Kirk

Drop in number of complaints against Isle of Wight GP and dental practices

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Whilst the number of recorded written complaints about GPs and dental practices rose by 4% across England, here on the Isle of Wight they have dropped 6%.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 11:11am

By Isabelle Kirk

Weekly ten-minute walk too much for almost 30% of people on Isle of Wight, figures show

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The Sport England survey asked a random sample of adults on the Isle of Wight how active they'd been in the past four weeks. The results will be surprising to some.

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 8:35am

By Isabelle Kirk with 2 readers' comments

Yes, we know 4G is bad on the Isle of Wight. Now data reveals quite how bad

The icons of social media apps, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and WhatsApp, are displayed on a mobile phone screen, in London.

If you struggle to get 4G mobile reception on the Isle of Wight here's why and find out what the Government sat needs to happen to improve coverage.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 6:38am

By Isabelle Kirk with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight breastfeeding rates higher than England average, figures show


Although more Isle of Wight mothers are, on average, still exclusively breastfeeding their babies at six-to-eight weeks compared to the rest of the country, almost half stop breastfeeding after two months.

Wednesday, 1st August, 2018 12:59pm

By Isabelle Kirk

Over 150 days a month lost to patient discharge delays at Isle of Wight NHS Trust

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The figures for May show that patients at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust spent a total of 171 days waiting to be discharged or transferred to a different care facility - equivalent to over six months of waiting time.

Thursday, 19th July, 2018 2:49pm

By Isabelle Kirk with one comment