Isle of Wight NHS Trust press team

The IW NHS Trust press team issue press releases on behalf of Trust.

They range from details about operation of the hospital and health services, to good news stories about awards and successess.

You can contact the press team on [email protected]

Isle of Wight NHS staff, volunteers and care staff begin to receive their vaccinations

John Nelson, General Porter having his vaccination

From today IOW NHS employees, volunteers, and health and social care workers based on the Island are being offered the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to help protect healthcare services and those who care for others

Thursday, 7th January, 2021 6:50pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 13 readers' comments

New Year Day babies arrive at Isle of Wight hospital

Photo of baby shoes with the laces fashioned into to illustrate New Years Day Babies

The team at St Mary’s Hospital say they are proud to have supported the arrival of these three babies and wish them and their families all the very best for the future

Monday, 4th January, 2021 8:17am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Five Isle of Wight babies born at St Mary’s Hospital on Christmas Day

Picture of three newborns with parents atst mary's on Christmas Day

Details of the five babies born on the Isle of Wight at St Mary's hospital on Christmas Day

Saturday, 26th December, 2020 6:36pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

25 per cent drop in referrals to Isle of Wight cancer services

Teal coloured old style telephone

Islanders are being urged to get in touch with their GP if they have any symptoms they are worried about

Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020 10:23am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 3 readers' comments

Waiting time screens now live outside St Mary’s

Photo of Joe Smyth outside St mary's Hospital

The screens are in place to keep people informed of the latest wait times for both the Emergency Department (A&E) and Urgent Treatment Centre

Thursday, 17th December, 2020 5:39pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 14 readers' comments

Sisters take on Christmas Day reindeer run to raise money awareness for Isle of Wight foodbank

Two people dressed as Reindeers

The sisters understand that Christmas and the New Year can be a difficult time for those in need, so they are going something to try and make this time a little easier for those who need it

Monday, 14th December, 2020 12:18pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight artist captures moment in time with portraits of NHS colleagues

Martin Swan's Urgent Treatment Centre portraits

Martin has completed 40 portraits of his colleagues, with around another 20 to go. You can see them until the end of the year at Quay Arts Centre in Newport

Monday, 14th December, 2020 10:20am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight medical drone project receives commendation at Health Business Awards

The Drone on the tarmac

The aim of the drone is to benefit patients on the Isle of Wight by speeding up the delivery of critical medical supplies from hospitals on the mainland to the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 11th December, 2020 3:07pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 5 readers' comments

The importance of remaining mobile: Maintain independence and prevent falls

Screen grab from video showing person doing chair exercise

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapist say there's an underlying myth that falls are an inevitable part of getting old, but that the surprising truth is our risk of a fall decreases with one thing - exercise. Here are six to help prevent falls

Monday, 7th December, 2020 9:27am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight NHS Trust care heroes honoured in NHS Parliamentary Awards

Carolina Lamb and Brian Martin

The two were nominated by Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, in recognition of their contribution to improving patient experiences

Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 1:16pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Isle of Wight App project to help diagnose skin abnormalities shortlisted for prestigious Award

demonstration of GP using the Dermis App on a patient to identify moles

The Isle of Wight team has been shortlisted for this prestigious award, despite the tough competition from over 1,000 entries

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 2:22pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Help stop antibiotics becoming resistant by only taking when necessary, says NHS Trust

Illustration showing older woman in hospital bed, father and son outside room using hand sanistiser

An NHS campaign has launched reminding people why you should only take antibiotics when you really need them and the importance of hand washing to avoid the spread of viruses

Monday, 16th November, 2020 8:49am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust