Mountbatten-trained volunteers will support patients coming to end of life in hospital

end of life care team and mountbatten volunteers

The 'end of life care companions' have been carefully selected and given comprehensive training by experts in end of life care at Mountbatten

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 9:04am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments

£48m NHS funding boost: Details emerge on how it will be used

radar hospital bed

Isle of Wight NHS Trust, which runs ambulance, community, hospital and mental health services on the Island, will receive the money as part of a national allocation of capital funding for NHS upgrades.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 10:59am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 6 readers' comments

New home and phone number for mental health drop-in centre

Hayley and Hannah at Safe Haven

Those at the Safe Haven have worked hard to make it a welcoming and calm environment as well as a safe space where people can receive mental health support.

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 6:39pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

An exhibition bequeathed by Sara Kouvaritakis at St Mary’s Hospital

Sara K's work

Sara was always keen for her work to be seen by persons who might gain support and inspiration from being alongside it. See it at St Mary's until September.

Friday, 19th July, 2019 2:19pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

New equipment for Intensive Care Unit

ITU staff with rehab chair

New Intensive Care Unit equipment will help to make patients more comfortable when they are being moved as well as support staff in delivering safe care.

Friday, 28th June, 2019 8:14am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

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