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]

Visiting restrictions at Isle of Wight hospital

Outside st mary's hospital

Despite national lockdown rules easing, there are still visiting restrictions in place at St Mary's Hospital

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 10:41am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Former Poundland and Civic Centre to become ‘Integrated Mental Health Hubs’

Happy Balloons

The NHS trust was awarded £3.2m in order to purchase the two buildings

Friday, 16th April, 2021 3:05pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 4 readers' comments

Learn how to maintain a healthy voice online as part of World Voice Day

Bird singing

The voice community at St Mary’s Hospital is making World Voice Day special by drawing attention to the virtual voice and how to maintain a healthy voice online

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 3:56pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Innovative new home-based approach supporting Islanders with diabetes

IOW NHS Trust podiatry team

This innovative and collaborative approach has been acknowledged within the field of diabetic footcare

Monday, 5th April, 2021 9:59am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight NHS Trust staff share their experiences to mark LGBT+ History Month

Karen and Charlotte with their kids

To celebrate LGBT+ History Month, Karen and Charlotte share their story and encourage other staff from the LGBT+ community and allies to join the Trust’s LGBT+ Staff Equality Network

Friday, 26th February, 2021 11:09am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

St John Ambulance steps in to help following Covid-19 related staff absences

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance have highly-skilled and professional ambulance crews which include paramedics, emergency ambulance crew, technicians, and other staff

Monday, 15th February, 2021 3:18pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Over 200 Isle of Wight Covid patients taking part in global trial

Dr Naqvi in mask

Findings from the global trial are saving lives and changing practice around the world, says the Acute Physician and Endocrinologist at the Trust who is leading the trial on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 12:07pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

More Volunteer Community First Responders able to be on the scene with patients in minutes

CFR's Cohort

Volunteer Community First Responders use their own cars, no blue lights or sirens, but being local means they can be on scene with a patient in just a few minutes

Friday, 5th February, 2021 2:38pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Isle of Wight Covid-19 vaccination centre opens Monday

Covid vaccine by DKphotography, Isle of Wight

Residents are encouraged to have the Covid-19 vaccination at the new centre in Newport, and not to travel off the Island if they are offered vaccination appointments on the mainland

Sunday, 31st January, 2021 12:29pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 3 readers' comments

New Children’s A&E department means a much better experience for young patients

Geoffrey Smith, Emergency Department Paediatric Charge Nurse

The new flexible space means that children and young people are being cared for in an environment that meets their needs. Full details within

Monday, 18th January, 2021 9:56am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

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