Quality of care in Isle of Wight care homes ‘a priority’ for Healthwatch

Nurse and elderly man

Healthwatch make the quality of care in homes a priority and launch the Isle of Wight Care Awards to showcase where homes have got the quality of their care right.

Wednesday, 20th January, 2016 8:32am

By Nikki Stewart

Watchdog publishes review of maternity services on the Isle of Wight

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Healthwatch Maternity Review discovers more positive experiences than negatives but there are improvements still to be made.

Wednesday, 16th December, 2015 3:08pm

By Nikki Stewart with one comment

Patient watchdog launches cancer services survey on the Isle of Wight

surgeons consulting

Healthwatch Isle of Wight has launched a survey to see how well cancer services have helped people with cancer.

Wednesday, 9th December, 2015 10:59am

By Nikki Stewart

Isle of Wight Care sector: ‘Business as usual’ can’t continue say Healthwatch

Nursing home

Watchdog says the Isle of Wight being ranked the worst in the country for care quality, mirrors their reflection that many vulnerable people on the Island are not receiving the care they need and deserve.

Thursday, 12th November, 2015 3:16pm

By Nikki Stewart with 10 readers' comments

87% of survey respondents unhappy with how NHS complaints were handled

face in hands

The Pillar to Post report by Healthwatch IW makes for very interesting and shocking reading. IW NHSTrust say they have already acted on many of the recommendations in the report.

Wednesday, 21st October, 2015 3:28pm

By Nikki Stewart with one comment

Isle of Wight’s top five healthcare priorities revealed

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If you completed the survey earlier this year, you'll be interested in what Islanders consider the top five healthcare priorities to be.

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2015 3:27pm

By Nikki Stewart

Unhappy with health service? Have your say in new Healthwatch NHS complaints survey

Elderly lady with nurse

The latest CQC inspection of IW NHS Trust found the Trust only responded to 47% of complaints between October 2013 and March 2014 within the 25 day target, or within agreed timescales.

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 7:29am

By Nikki Stewart with 9 readers' comments

Watchdog returns to St Mary’s to monitor patient experiences

Hospital corridor

Healthwatch have been back on several hospital wards at St Mary's to see monitor the good practice recommendations they made last year.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 11:14am

By Nikki Stewart

Healthwatch extend their Autism survey

Autism survey

As part of their current workplan, Healthwatch Isle of Wight are looking into the transition between children services to adult services for those with Autism.

Monday, 16th March, 2015 7:36pm

By Nikki Stewart

Health watchdog wants your views on cancelled/postponed outpatient appointments

Hospital corridor

If you're unhappy about cancelled or postponed hospital appointments, have your say in this Health Watch survey.

Monday, 5th January, 2015 2:29pm

By Nikki Stewart

Have you experienced delays with outpatient appointments? Healthwatch want to know

Hospital corridor

A new survey has been launched to explore residents experiences of outpatient appointments on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014 8:10am

By Nikki Stewart with one comment

There’s still time to take part in Healthwatch hearing survey

Children using sign language:

There is still time to contribute to a major survey that will explore how well residents who are deaf or hard of hearing are able to communicate with those providing health and care services on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 2nd July, 2014 6:53am

By Nikki Stewart