Firefighters step up as a quarter of ambulance staff unable to work due to sickness or isolation

Firefighters driving ambulances January 2021

As well as 40 per cent more demand on the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, a quarter of staff are unable to work at the moment

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 8:17am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

24 new volunteer Community First Responders join Isle of Wight Ambulance Service

hands with blue latex gloves shaped into a heart

The Training Lead at Isle of Wight Ambulance Service said, "The time and commitment people are willing to give our Ambulance service is truly humbling and we are extremely grateful indeed"

Monday, 21st September, 2020 2:52pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight emergency heroes celebrated on 999 Day

Montage of Ambulance crew

Emergency Services Day, also known as 999 Day, is a national day and a chance to support the heroic individuals of the NHS and emergency services

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 7:29am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Ambulance team pass nationally accredited qualification with flying colours

Newly qualified ambulance drivers standing by an ambulance

Three members of the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service have received 85 per cent pass marks for this nationally accredited qualification

Monday, 17th August, 2020 12:23pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Rescue underway for dolphin stuck in mud on Western Yar (Photos – updated)

Dolphin being rescued

The rescue operation has involved Ventnor Coastguard, Yarmouth RNLI and British Divers Marine Life Rescue. The police and ambulance service are also on the scene. Details within

Sunday, 26th July, 2020 1:56pm

By Sally Perry

Motorcyclist died at scene of collision, passenger airlifted with life-threatening injuries


Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the rider who died on the scene, and with his passenger who has been taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 2:10pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Appeal for dashcam footage after van and a motorcycle involved in serious road traffic incident

Police tape

Police are keen for anyone who may have information or dash cam footage to get in touch

Thursday, 2nd July, 2020 7:28am

By Hampshire Constabulary

The mystery of ambulances on the Isle of Wight with Irish plates revealed

irish ambulance

If you've happened to see some ambulances on the Isle of Wight with Irish registration plates, here's why

Friday, 24th April, 2020 4:46pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Number of people killed or injured on Isle of Wight roads ‘significantly higher than national average’ figures reveal

police tape at side of road

Latest figures from the Department for Transport reveal that the number of people seriously hurt or killed on the Isle of Wight’s roads has steadily increased over the past few years. Details within

Monday, 16th December, 2019 7:41pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS Trust welcomes latest rating from Care Quality Commission

St mary's hospital

While the Trust welcomed positive feedback about improvements since last inspection they say they're aware there's a great deal of work to do and will be taking urgent action in some areas.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 6:42am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS Trust shows improvement after latest Care Quality Commission inspection

Hospital corridor

A number of improvements have been made within the Isle of Wight NHS Trust to change its overall rating by the CQC, but there are still more improvements needed.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 6:41am

By John Scott

Forest Road collision: Official words from the emergency services about today’s incident

Yellow lilies

There’s been a lot of speculation about today’s Forest Road tragic accident. Here are the official words from the emergency services who took part.

Sunday, 14th April, 2019 7:04pm

By Sally Perry with one comment