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]

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

Isle of Wight Emergency Department praised by hospital chiefs for hard work during challenging time

Emergency Department Team

Isle of Wight NHS CEO, Maggie Oldham, says, “I am incredibly proud of each and every person who has contributed to us achieving this standard for our patients, especially at a time which has been so challenging for everyone across all our services"

Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 2:43pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

‘Phoebe’s Light’ will make blood tests less traumatic for children at St Mary’s

Phoebe's Light - children's ward

The fantastic fundraising efforts have not been in vain, as the £4,800 target is reached for a new special vein finder for the Children's Ward

Monday, 20th July, 2020 1:32pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Five new ambulances for Isle of Wight Patient Transport Service

New Ambulance

The new vehicles are part of the five-year planned replacement programme and older models will start to be removed over the coming months

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 6:12pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Help make ‘loudest clap ever’ on Sunday to celebrate 72 years of NHS

NHS72 Birthday poster and thank you card

To say a collective thank you, join in a one-off clap to say thank you to everyone who has helped the NHS through the crisis so far

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 2:28pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 15 readers' comments

A third of Isle of Wight NHS staff have now had Covid-19 antibody test

Charlene Summerfield having an Antibody Test

Eight per cent of those NHS staff tested so far have antibodies to the virus. Details within

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 2:55pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight hospital adds new team to support social distancing

St Mary's Corridor by Auntie P

If you are attending St Mary's Hospital don't forget to take your face covering with you. You will need to wear it before you can enter the hospital

Friday, 19th June, 2020 4:50pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 4 readers' comments

New Isle of Wight service supports children and adults with autism during Covid-19

don't give up message on fence

A new support hub has been set up during the Covid-19 pandemic to support children and adults with autism. Details within

Friday, 19th June, 2020 10:31am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight patients helped in effective Covid-19 clinical trial drug

Covid-19 test tube

Patients on the Isle of Wight have contributed to the positive outcome for the Covid-19 drug trials

Thursday, 18th June, 2020 9:16am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Face coverings must now be worn when attending healthcare appointments

person with facemask

This will be one of several measures being introduced in healthcare settings. Full details within

Friday, 12th June, 2020 5:20pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 6 readers' comments