Isle of Wight health

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Isle of Wight Neurodiversity conference featuring speakers such as Chris Packham hailed a success

chris packham at neurodiversity conference

150 people attended the conference which was the brainchild of a group of friends with caring responsibilities, some of them neurodivergent, lamenting the problems they faced accessing conferences on the mainland

Tuesday, 19th November, 2019 8:07am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight A&E waiting times among worst in country, say NHS England

St mary's hospital

Latest figures show that A&E waiting times at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust were among the worst in the country last month. Details within

Monday, 18th November, 2019 5:50pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Radical reform in dementia care needed, as costs forecast to increase by 71 per cent, say Alzheimer’s Society

elderly man

The Alzheimer’s Society say the cost of dementia care is too much for an individual to bear and should be spread between us — just like schools, the NHS and other public services

Monday, 18th November, 2019 8:04am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Plans for Brading GP surgery confirmed

Closed sign :

The wife and husband GP team who run the surgery said they could no longer cope with rising demand and decreasing resources

Thursday, 14th November, 2019 6:51am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

See how Isle of Wight emergency care compares nationally

St mary's hospital

Isle of Wight residents have ranked the Island’s 'type one' urgent and emergency care, including the A&E department. See how it fares against the national scores

Monday, 11th November, 2019 8:07am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight social care services ‘struggling’ to deliver what is needed, says report

elderly lady sleeping :

From fuel poverty and excess winter deaths to social and digital isolation — the health and social care services are ‘struggling’ to deliver what is needed on the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 8th November, 2019 7:38am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight GP services available via NHS App

Someone using the NHS App

You can access a range of primary care services through the NHS App

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 3:55pm

By Priya Mistry with 3 readers' comments

Cuts to number of mental health beds ‘gone too far’ says Royal College of Psychiatrists President (updated)

Doors to Shackleton Ward

The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) has said hundreds of mental health beds across the country (including the Isle of Wight) are needed urgently to stop the ‘shameful’ practice of sending ill patients far from home for treatment

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 12:27pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Call to support more young men talking during Men’s Mental Health Month

Unhappy teenager

Cllr Lilley says Ryde has the highest number of suicide attempts on the Island and needs to get young men to start this month to chat

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 11:13am

By Michael Lilley

Isle of Wight ‘Restart a Heart 2019’ campaign a huge success

Guardians performing CPR

Now along with their IW NHS Trust colleagues, following the St Mary’s Hospital Restart a Heart Day event, their new total number of people who have been taught lifesaving skills is an incredible 3,025

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 10:32am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight adults more active than most, but one in three Year 6 children overweight

running legs

The Isle of Wight’s latest health profile has been released with some interesting facts about the health of Islanders young and older

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 4:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Half a million pounds collected at St Mary’s car park in last year

new parking machines at st mary's

£134,000 of that was paid for by staff.

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 4:43pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments