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

Don’t double chances of dying in a car crash – wear a seatbelt, say police

Seat Belt being put on

Road Safety Sergeant, Rob Heard, says some people are becoming complacent and feel a collision will never happen to them, but he stresses the important of wearing a seatbelt and ensuring child seats are properly fitted.

Monday, 11th March, 2019 1:58pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight NHS Trust issued with warning notice by CQC

St mary's hospital

The health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission, says their findings were unacceptable and they've warned the Isle of Wight NHS Trust that they want immediate improvements within the emergency department to ensure people receive the high-quality care they deserve.

Thursday, 7th March, 2019 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Drop in number of Isle of Wight patients airlifted to mainland for emergency

Isle of Wight helipad

Compared to the year before the number of Isle of Wight patients being airlifted to the mainland for emergency hospital treatment has dropped significantly. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 31st January, 2019 3:45pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

WATCH: Isle of Wight paramedics perform ’12 days of NHS Christmas’

12 days of christmas

This great video acts as a novel reminder that many people have to continue working over the holidays, whilst the rest of us put our feet up in front of film and stuff our faces with nuts and chocolates

Friday, 14th December, 2018 3:27pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Body found after house fire in Porchfield

porchfield fire - freshwater fire station damping down 640

Following an intense fire in Porchfield last night (Wednesday), the sad news that a body has been found has emerged.

Thursday, 13th December, 2018 11:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight: Lowest number of addresses ambulance won’t attend without police escorting


Despite reports by ambulance staff of almost daily aggression and assaults, the Isle of Wight has the lowest number of addresses that crew won't attend without a police escort.

Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 10:11am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Fire crews to take part in mock road traffic incident exercise

police accident rain road by leehaywood

It's not clear whether the road will be closed for the mock road traffic incident exercise that is taking part tomorrow.

Friday, 16th November, 2018 1:54pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New despatch system ensures callers get ‘right response, first time’


New computer aided despatch (CAD) system will help staff responding to 999 calls ensure callers get the ‘right response, first time’.

Thursday, 8th November, 2018 8:44am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Bravery of Isle of Wight officers and public honoured following plane crash

Police awards for bravery

All those who helped save the lives of those involved in a light aircraft crash in Brading Marshes have been recognised for their efforts.

Friday, 19th October, 2018 1:00pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Four in hospital after taking unknown medicine, two in intensive care


The Medical Director at Isle of Wight NHS Trust says "This action by a few individuals has placed additional pressures on our services".

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 3:50pm

By Andy Hollebon

Join 999 others on World Restart a Heart Day

storm trooper

Are you going to be one of the 1,000 people on the Isle of Wight learning how to Restart a Heart today?

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 8:55am

By Jo Henley with one comment