Elderly dementia patient sent to wrong care home without medication or clothes

St mary's hospital

Agency staff are being blamed for the 73-year-old man being moved to the wrong care home without any of his medication, including his insulin, or his clothes, without the knowledge of his family.

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 11:40am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Closure of All Saints Primary is council officers’ ‘preferred option’

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The decision to close the school would be made behind closed doors unless Cllr Brading decides to take it to the Isle of Wight council Cabinet.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 5:00pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Cabinet reject plea to reconsider Law Centre future

Green running exit sign

The Isle of Wight council are pushing ahead with plans to carry out a procurement process, which the Law Centre say they won't be in a position to bid for. Many fear the services they currently provide will be awarded to a mainland company such as The YOU Trust.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 9:08am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Reprieve for IWC plans to increase Wightcare charges and cut Lynnbottom tip hours

county hall

An ‘unpalatable' increase to Wightcare service charges and cut in hours at Lynnbottom Tip have been discussed at tonight's Isle of Wight council Cabinet meeting.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 6:51pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Parents brand school expansion plans ‘selfish’

angry bird bully

The Isle of Wight Primary School says it is already over capacity and is seeking a change to funding so it can accommodate more smaller classes. But the plans have come under fire due to spare capacity in other local schools.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 1:47pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Ryde Harbour: Sale could be put on hold

Ryde harbour by Les Lockhart

Cllr Hutchinson said at last night's scrutiny meeting "I have not said I will sell it to them for a pound, but I will if they put forward a proposal for the harbour".

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 3:43pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

No fire engines available on the Isle of Wight for period on Monday

Fire engine

A pump from Hampshire had to be called across the Solent yesterday and retained crew were also placed on standby should another incident have occurred before full-time staff returned to the station.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 4:41pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Brexit could delay upgrades to Island Line Trains – SWR growing increasingly concerned

train at ryde station

Cllr Ward said people have "muttered things like the government won’t make a decision until Brexit is clear, but we don’t know". South Western Railway is growing increasingly concerned about the delays.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 3:27pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS Trust to end year £30m in deficit with a ‘significant cash flow problem’

St mary's hospital

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is now on track to end the year with a deficit of £30 million, with agency spend at £9.1m, double the recommended NHS ceiling.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 1:42pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Free parking at St Mary’s during times when queues build up

new parking machines at st mary's

Free parking during times when lengthy queues build up is just one of the steps being taken by Isle of Wight NHS to help alleviate the pressure of parking on the hospital grounds.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 9:46am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Shop owner blames closure on floating bridge, leader says ‘I haven’t seen Waitrose close’

cowes floating bridge

In response to a 22 year business in East Cowes, who said the failures of the floating bridge resulted in her business being decimated, leader of the Isle of Wight council, Dave Stewart, said “I think some of it is down to your business case. I haven’t seen Waitrose close"

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

‘Floating Bridge 6 should be scrapped’, say stakeholders

floating bridge = iwc

The Floating Bridge Stakeholders group argue Floating Bridge 6 "would never be fit for purpose", and "should be scrapped and replaced entirely".

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments