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]

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

Isle of Wight Mental Health Hub now up and running

Two women talking

Islanders experiencing mental health crisis can receive urgent support in an appropriate environment via the Integrated Mental Health Hub

Thursday, 4th June, 2020 5:17pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Hula-hooping queen raises over £1,500 for Isle of Wight NHS

Tania hulahooping

Taking inspiration from Capt. Tom Moore’s efforts Tania who has been shielding during the Covid-19 lockdown decided to do something that she enjoys to help raise funds

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 9:27am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Clap for our Carers sculpture a reminder of what happened in 2020

Clap for Carers Sculpture by Adrian Brewer

To ensure we remember what happened in 2020, Adrian Brewer decided to put the pair of hands he had lying around in his garage to good use

Monday, 1st June, 2020 8:54am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Short films bring beauty of the Isle of Wight’s natural environment to your home

Day by Day film title

These 23 short films featuring sculptor, Eric Geddes and poet, Robin Ford, bring to life a kaleidoscope of natural landscapes and seascapes as they change from dawn to dusk and season to season

Friday, 29th May, 2020 4:25pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Two Isle of Wight NHS Trust Matrons brave the shave for Mountbatten

Julie and Jan after having their heads shaved

When they heard that this year’s Walk the Wight had been cancelled due to the Coronavirus they wanted to help in any way they could

Friday, 29th May, 2020 11:33am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust