Man given cancer diagnosis before being told it was a mix-up

Laboratory - Martin Lopez

Isle of Wight NHS say they launched an immediate Serious Incident Investigation to find out what went wrong and found it was an isolated incident.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 4:59pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

See how Isle of Wight County Hall salaries fare in the ‘Town Hall Rich List’

county hall

Isle of Wight Council say the salaries, particularly the CEO's, were below average when compared with many across the country.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 4:17pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Patient connected to airflow meter instead of oxygen not harmed

St mary's hospital

The incident was classed as a ‘never event’ — a serious, entirely preventable, incident that should never have happened, but in this case the patient was not harmed.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 9:00am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Recreation pond’ planned at farm for inflatables, kayaking and paddleboarding

shoreline kayaks by ddebold

Five geodesic domes have already been built as "luxury glamping accommodation" but these plans are for a 'recreation pond" to allow water activities at the farm.

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 5:40pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Unprecedented demand’ for Isle of Wight sexual health tests leads to delays

test-tubes

Isle of Wight NHS Trust say there has been unprecedented demand for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing.

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 11:53am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Mark’s story: How he turned life around following two suicide attempts

light at end of tunnel

With the right support Mark has been able to turn his life around and is now a support worker helping others.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 6:49pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Change in law could see Isle of Wight suicide rate rise

Paperwork:

Head of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust welcomes the change in law adding that she believes there has been a lot of under-reporting in the past.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 6:21pm

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

Number of young suicidal Islanders reaching out has doubled

teenager mobile phone

Head of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust says many young people feel like they don’t belong, that the community doesn’t think much of them.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 6:10pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

New mental health service will ‘improve picture dramatically’

mental ill health

The Director of mental health and learning disabilities said the new mental health wellbeing service will take the pressure of community services so they can deal with people in crisis.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 5:40pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Removal of blackberry bush is ‘destroying the lane’s identity’ say neighbours

Blackberry Lane cowes - after the bush was removed

Residents of the quiet Cowes cul-de-sac said they were shocked to come home one day to discover the bushes had been completely cut down, leaving just a bare fence.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 11:56am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight dementia patients could be sent to mainland during ward refurb

Hospital bed

It's possible some dementia patients could be sent to mainland hospitals during the refurb of Shackleton Ward at St Mary's as it closes for nine weeks.

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 12:26pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Register of home schooled children designed to prevent ‘vulnerable going under radar’

child with magnifying glass

Education secretary Damian Hinds says the register of children not in school aims to prevent vulnerable young people from vanishing under the radar.

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 10:48am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter