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]

New mobile MRI scanner relieve pressure of increase in referrals

mobile mri scanner

In the last ten years MRI referrals have increased by 120% with on average 7,500 number of MRI scans being performed at St. Mary’s Hospital each year. That's around 900 each month.

Thursday, 10th January, 2019 2:47pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Isle of Wight Trust appoints new Director of Nursing, Midwifery, AHP and Community Division

Alice Webster

The new Director joins at a critical time. Her range of experience will be important as the Trust moves forward to ensure that all patients on the Isle of Wight get the best possible care.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 6:46pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Wight Strollers continue to give the gift of life with defibrillators

Outside the sportsman rest pub with new defibrillator from the wight strollers

Thanks to proceeds from their performances, the Wight Strollers have now donated a total of nine Public Access Defibrillators (PAD’s) to the scheme.

Friday, 4th January, 2019 2:55pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Two New Year babies born at St Mary’s

baby feet

Archie Harris and Harris Reynolds were both born on the first day of the year at St Mary's Hospital in Newport, Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019 3:47pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Replica Southern Vectis bus stops help patients with Dementia

southern vectis bus stop in hospital corridor

Sister of Colwell ward, Tina Beardmore, says that over the years she's often found a patient with dementia sat outside her office saying they are waiting for a bus - these new signs will provide a familiar place where they can just sit in a quiet and safe environment.

Monday, 24th December, 2018 9:39am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

New despatch system ensures callers get ‘right response, first time’


New computer aided despatch (CAD) system will help staff responding to 999 calls ensure callers get the ‘right response, first time’.

Thursday, 8th November, 2018 8:44am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Kelvin’s chaplaincy comes to an end

praying statue

Retiring Senior Chaplain, Rev Kelvin Burke, shares details of a very busy year at Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 1:42pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Isle of Wight one of first to train for post-op transgender medical care

Hospital bed

The first of a number of training sessions to assist clinical staff in post-op transgender medical care has taken place on the Isle of Wight. It's one of the first in the country to take place.

Friday, 10th November, 2017 12:56pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments