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

Isle of Wight health service recognised for supporting breastfeeding

Breast feeding statue

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is celebrating after achieving Stage 1 of the Baby Friendly Initiative, which recognises excellent standards in encouraging and supporting breastfeeding.

Wednesday, 4th November, 2015 1:40pm

By Jo Cram

Set your crutches free (give them back to the NHS)

Piggy bank and crutches

There is a shortage of crutches in the Isle of Wight health service. Were you given some that you don't need anymore? If so please return them asap.

Tuesday, 3rd November, 2015 4:17pm

By Jo Cram with 2 readers' comments

Phlebotomy clinic open only in mornings for next two weeks

Closed sign by khawkins04

The change in operating hours is a result of staff sickness. Wishing the staff a speedy recovery.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 1:47pm

By Jo Cram with one comment

Volunteers sought for Mental Health Forums

Mental health sculpture

Service users and carers are invited to join the Mental Health Service Users and Carers forum.

Thursday, 12th March, 2015 10:57am

By Jo Cram with 2 readers' comments

New online tool launched to support dementia patients

Dementia roadmap

A tool which will be used by a range of local services who support people with dementia and cognitive impairment, their families and carers is being launched on the Island.

Monday, 3rd November, 2014 11:39am

By Jo Cram

IW NHS approve mental health and suicide prevention strategies

Stand up against stigma:

In support of World Mental Health Day (10th October), health professionals will be available to talk about a range of support available to patients, relatives and carers about mental health.

Thursday, 9th October, 2014 7:53pm

By Jo Cram with 2 readers' comments

Tragic cot death sparks ‘safer sleep for babies’ reminder

Babies toys:

Our thoughts are with the family of the baby who recently passed away due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. This timely reminder from the IW NHS is well worth sharing with any new parents you may know.

Wednesday, 8th October, 2014 4:50pm

By Jo Cram

NHS encourages people with Diabetes to ‘TALK Hypos’

Sugar Cubes

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is encouraging patients and their health teams to discuss hypoglycaemia (hypos) - a potentially dangerous complication of diabetes - as a part of a national awareness campaign.

Friday, 26th September, 2014 1:55pm

By Jo Cram with one comment

New free bus service for Island cancer patients travelling to Portsmouth

Chris Mellett, Wessex Cancer Trust Portsmouth bus driver with Brian Baggott, patient co-ordinator, Wessex Cancer Trust Isle of Wight Cancer Support Centre.

Island patients travelling across to Portsmouth for cancer treatment are now able to benefit from a dedicated bus service which will run between the Hovertravel terminal at Southsea and Portsmouth Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.

Friday, 26th September, 2014 12:21pm

By Jo Cram with 2 readers' comments

Find out more about Dementia at Awareness Day

Dementia projections chart:

Dementia prevalence has increased on the Island over the last five years. This Awareness Day will help you understand the condition and provide details of support.

Tuesday, 1st July, 2014 11:00am

By Jo Cram

Have your say in healthcare shake-up

Hospital corridor

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is running a consultation on their ‘Clinical Strategy’ and are keen to hear your views.

Friday, 13th June, 2014 10:19am

By Jo Cram with 5 readers' comments