Substantial improvements made to mental health wards following Healthwatch Isle of Wight visit

Doors to Shackleton Ward

As a result of the findings contained in the report, Healthwatch Isle of Wight have made five recommendations to improve the experience of people with dementia on Shackleton ward.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 1:12pm

By Nikki Stewart with one comment

28% of Healthwatch survey respondents had to call 111 due to no GP appointments

waiting room

Ten recommendations have been sent to the Isle of Wight CCG as a result of the survey, which had a huge response from Islanders. Healthwatch are waiting for their response.

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 4:24pm

By Nikki Stewart with 3 readers' comments

Healthwatch Isle of Wight celebrates #NHS70 by recognising staff who go the extra mile

stars by foilman

Healthwatch Isle of Wight have been shortlisted for the Network NHS 70 Award for supporting those with learning disabilities to have their say in the Isle of Wight

Monday, 23rd July, 2018 1:22pm

By Nikki Stewart

Healthwatch recommendations for Isle of Wight A&E improvement revealed

Accident and emergency signage:

Local people share their experiences about the Isle of Wight Accident and Emergency department with Isle of Wight Healthwatch, who share their report and recommendations.

Tuesday, 19th December, 2017 12:15pm

By Nikki Stewart

Isle of Wight short film raises awareness of ‘Mate Crime’

mate crime awareness film

This great Isle of Wight-made short film about 'Mate Crime' - when vulnerable people are taken advantage of or abused - will be presented at the next Royal Society of Medicine Conference.

Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 11:13am

By Nikki Stewart

Healthwatch Isle of Wight respond to IW NHS Trust ‘Inadequate’ rating


Healthwatch Isle of Wight say other Trusts around the country who face similar problems are able to deliver better quality services and note that issues raised in the 2014 CQC inspection are still a problem.

Wednesday, 12th April, 2017 12:04am

By Nikki Stewart

Healthwatch survey finds quality of ‘care at home’ services inconsistent

mug next to bed

Although the majority of people rated their care highly, with many positive comments about the attitude of care staff, there were inconsistencies with the care. OnTheWight has details of the recommendations from Healthwatch Isle of Wight.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 11:10am

By Nikki Stewart

Postcode lottery for waiting times to see Isle of Wight GPs

Waiting room

Following patient feedback to the health watchdog, the waiting time to see a GP varies widely across the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 8:35am

By Nikki Stewart

Healthwatch Isle of Wight share findings and recommendations from care home survey

Care home

Following a year of feedback from service users and those working in the care industry, Healthwatch Isle of Wight have put together seven recommendations for the CCG on how to improve the service for residents.

Wednesday, 14th December, 2016 8:28am

By Nikki Stewart

Update on Isle of Wight mental health services published

mental health workshops

Healthwatch Report reveals there have been major developments in third sector mental health activity, largely at the behest of people with experience of using services.

Wednesday, 9th March, 2016 6:59am

By Nikki Stewart with one comment

Healthwatch Isle of Wight Care Awards deadline extended

Elderly Lady

It’s not too late to nominate that special someone for a Healthwatch Care Award.

Friday, 4th March, 2016 6:59am

By Nikki Stewart with one comment

Over 16,000 adults on the Isle of Wight are unpaid carers for family members

holding hands

Healthwatch and Carers IW working together to improve local support for unpaid carers. There are reported to be one in nine of them on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 24th February, 2016 1:01pm

By Nikki Stewart with one comment