New lounge offers relaxing and welcoming environment for dementia patients

beach scene in the dementia lounge

The new quiet and calming space is already a success with dementia patients, offering them somewhere to spend quality time with family and staff, in a much more therapeutic space.

Monday, 18th March, 2019 10:52am

By Jo Cram

Isle of Wight NHS show strong support for their EU staff

Dr Oliver Cramer and Chris Desira

Staff from all areas of the Isle of Wight NHS came together last week to hear how leaving the EU will affect them and what they need to do to secure their rights and gain settlement status in the UK.

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 2:50pm

By Jo Cram with one comment

New more convenient location for those in need of help for psychosis

Staff members of EIP

The service manager for the Early Intervention Psychosis service stresses how important it is to get help as soon as you have your first psychotic episode. The newly improved premises in Orchard Street is more convenient and will meets the needs of those using the service.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 10:10am

By Jo Cram

Better care for those nearing end of their life, say NHS Trust

St mary's hospital

The change will see the two end of life teams, one by Mountbatten, the other NHS Trust, work more closely.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 12:58pm

By Jo Cram with 2 readers' comments

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 Jo Cram 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 Jo Cram

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 Jo Cram 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 Jo Cram

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 Jo Cram

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 Jo Cram 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 Jo Cram with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s drug and alcohol recovery service extended until 2019

IRIS good CQC ratings - DSCN3185 cropped

Good news for those who work at and those who receive services of the Island Recovery Integrated Service (IRIS) as the contract is extended from October 2017 – 31st March 2019.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 2:00pm

By Jo Cram with 2 readers' comments