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 Trust wins award for implementing video consultation care

Attend Anywhere system being used by nurse

The teams have helped to support the continuation of care for the Island Community throughout the pandemic where people were unable to visit their GP or come into hospital due to the risk of contracting and spreading the virus.

Friday, 23rd October, 2020 4:58pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

All NHS Trust sites going totally smoke-free from November

Cigarette ends stubbed out on top of a bin

This #Stoptober Isle of Wight NHS Trust is stepping up support for staff and people who use their services who want to quit smoking, ahead of going completely smoke-free across all sites

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 9:35am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 6 readers' comments

24 new volunteer Community First Responders join Isle of Wight Ambulance Service

hands with blue latex gloves shaped into a heart

The Training Lead at Isle of Wight Ambulance Service said, "The time and commitment people are willing to give our Ambulance service is truly humbling and we are extremely grateful indeed"

Monday, 21st September, 2020 2:52pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 5 readers' comments

New service aims to support rise in Isle of Wight residents with dementia being admitted to hospital

Associate Practitioners for Dementia, Beverley Sparkes (left) and Charlotte Woodford (right)

The Associate Practitioners for Dementia is a team of two who will have an oversight of the day to day care of patients living with dementia on the wards

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 9:52am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight emergency heroes celebrated on 999 Day

Montage of Ambulance crew

Emergency Services Day, also known as 999 Day, is a national day and a chance to support the heroic individuals of the NHS and emergency services

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 7:29am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments

News OnTheWight today received this thank you from council, NHS and CCG chiefs for trusted reporting during Coronavirus crisis

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Heads of the Isle of Wight council, NHS Trust and CCG have sent this letter of thanks and recognition for our coverage during the Coronavirus pandemic. Thank you for thanking us

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 6:59pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 12 readers' comments

New infusion suite at St Mary’s to help those with chronic health conditions

The Infusion Suite

The new dedicated infusion unit is great news for patients and will also mean less waiting time

Friday, 28th August, 2020 7:52am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Isle of Wight Mental Health Hub is here to stay, say health bosses

man in hoodie with Boys Get Sad Too written on back of it

Integrating mental health services through the Covid-19 pandemic has proved very successful, so will be continuing with minor changes

Tuesday, 25th August, 2020 5:18pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight Ambulance team pass nationally accredited qualification with flying colours

Newly qualified ambulance drivers standing by an ambulance

Three members of the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service have received 85 per cent pass marks for this nationally accredited qualification

Monday, 17th August, 2020 12:23pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Some visiting restrictions relaxed at St Mary’s

st mary's hospital

The Director of Nursing at St Mary's said, "We are allowing more visitors to our hospital because we know how important it is for patients to feel connected to their friends, relatives and loved ones"

Monday, 10th August, 2020 11:09am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight Student Nurses ‘a fantastic asset’ during Covid-19 says ward sister

Student nurse Molly and St Mary's Hospital

Sister Lucy from Appley Ward praised the student nurses who she said have been "a fantastic asset and are going to make excellent nurses"

Thursday, 6th August, 2020 3:36pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight residents can now have blood tests at GP practices

person in black pants lying on bed

The manager of Healthwatch says this is a "really positive result for people on the Island" and is something they have been recommending to health services

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 9:49am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 8 readers' comments