Refurbished dementia-friendly Shackleton Ward is up and running

Staff Cutting the Ribbon

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has officially reopened Shackleton Ward after a £200,000 refurbishment designed to create a more dementia-friendly environment.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 8:35am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight Research Team recognised for their Outstanding Team Work

The team are also conducting research studies into breast screening, lung cancer, dementia, parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease and long term hodgkins lymphoma.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 9:47am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight woman celebrates 80th birthday by abseiling down Spinnaker Tower

Mrs Sorensen abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower

Abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower on her 80th birthday has sparked an adventure for Mrs Sorensen, whose next target is abseiling down the Eiffel Tower

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 9:06am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Commitment to quality recognised for tenth year for staff keeping equipment clean

nhs team getting award

The award is recognition for the hard work of all staff in ensuring over 50,000 medical devices have been kept clean over the last year

Friday, 7th June, 2019 8:54am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 3 readers' comments

Restart a Heart Campaign heads into Isle of Wight schools

left to right: Victoria White Head of the Ambulance Service, Mr Wilson Year 5 & 6 teacher, Yr 5 & 6 children, Mrs Teresa Fox Head Teacher, Connel Vinson ATCoRS Tutor, Louise Walker Head of the ATCoRS.

Brighstone Primary School will be the first school to receive their free CPR training next week.

Friday, 17th May, 2019 1:18pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Stolen defibrillator found in bush, two and half years later

Bush and stolen defib

When someone goes into cardiac arrest their survival rate without a defibrillator is likely to be less than 7%, however this can increase up to 74% with early defibrillation.

Monday, 29th April, 2019 1:50pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments

New lounge offers relaxing and welcoming environment for dementia patients

beach scene in the dementia lounge

The new quiet and calming space is already a success with dementia patients, offering them somewhere to spend quality time with family and staff, in a much more therapeutic space.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 10:52am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight NHS show strong support for their EU staff

Dr Oliver Cramer and Chris Desira

Staff from all areas of the Isle of Wight NHS came together last week to hear how leaving the EU will affect them and what they need to do to secure their rights and gain settlement status in the UK.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 2:50pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

New more convenient location for those in need of help for psychosis

Staff members of EIP

The service manager for the Early Intervention Psychosis service stresses how important it is to get help as soon as you have your first psychotic episode. The newly improved premises in Orchard Street is more convenient and will meets the needs of those using the service.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 10:10am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Better care for those nearing end of their life, say NHS Trust

St mary's hospital

The change will see the two end of life teams, one by Mountbatten, the other NHS Trust, work more closely.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 12:58pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments

New mobile MRI scanner relieve pressure of increase in referrals

mobile mri scanner

In the last ten years MRI referrals have increased by 120% with on average 7,500 number of MRI scans being performed at St. Mary’s Hospital each year. That's around 900 each month.

Thursday, 10th January, 2019 2:47pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Isle of Wight Trust appoints new Director of Nursing, Midwifery, AHP and Community Division

Alice Webster

The new Director joins at a critical time. Her range of experience will be important as the Trust moves forward to ensure that all patients on the Isle of Wight get the best possible care.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 6:46pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust