Isle of Wight health

If you are interested in news from the Isle of Wight NHS, this is the place to find it. We cover details of policy, staffing, medical interest and more.

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NHS warning about diarrhoea and vomiting

Washing hands

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust say there are a number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting (D&V) in the community and issue advice and warnings.

Thursday, 14th September, 2017 11:38am

By Andy Hollebon

St Mary’s Hospital sees £714,000 boost to improve A&E

St mary's hospital

The Department has announced Isle of Wight NHS Trust is among 19 hospitals across England who have been awarded a share of £13.34m.

Monday, 11th September, 2017 5:20pm

By Andy Hollebon

Isle of Wight children set to learn life saving skills in nation’s biggest first aid lesson


Primary schools across the Isle of Wight are being encouraged to get involved in St John Ambulance's Big First Aid Lesson 2017.

Monday, 11th September, 2017 5:10pm

By Kate Rutsch

All welcome to Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board meeting

St mary's hospital

If you are free on Wednesday morning, why not attend this month's Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board meeting. You might have more luck getting questions answered than campaign group.

Tuesday, 5th September, 2017 7:32am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Questions to NHS Trust Board remain unanswered, say campaign group

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The Isle of Wight Save Our NHS Group are concerned that Island residents are unaware of the potential changes to NHS services and are not getting enough information from the IW NHS Trust. They've been waiting for answers to questions for six weeks.

Thursday, 31st August, 2017 5:44pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight join other Save Our NHS groups praising Professor Stephen Hawking

professor stephen hawking

IOW Save our NHS Group are just one of many who have signed a letter congratulating Professor Stephen Hawking for making it clear that the current NHS and social care ‘crisis’ is due to political choice.

Tuesday, 29th August, 2017 5:41pm

By Christine Lightbody

Award-winning scanner used on the Isle of Wight featured on BBC South Today

bbc ulcer scanner

There's still time to catch the recording from last night's South Today news in which an award-winning device for early detection of pressure ulcers trialed on the Isle of Wight is featured.

Tuesday, 29th August, 2017 11:41am

By Sally Perry

Save Our NHS: Join the Isle of Wight march next month

save our nhs march

Islanders are being invited to take part in a Save our NHS march planned for next month on the Isle of Wight. OnTheWight has the details.

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2017 8:32am

By Christine Lightbody with 4 readers' comments

Parents and volunteers unite to raise funds and awareness for rare childhood condition

radeks art auction

Isle of Wight medical volunteers and parents are hoping to raise funds and awareness for two very rare conditions that can devastate families if diagnoses or treatment is not forthcoming. Little is known about PANDAS and PANS in the UK, but this campaign hopes to change that.

Monday, 7th August, 2017 1:34pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight man wins prestigious Order of Mercy Award

Dr michael Hall with Chris Askew

Order of Mercy Award is made to Cowes-based Dr Michael Hall in recognition for his distinguished work on diabetes over many years.

Friday, 28th July, 2017 2:49pm

By Katherine Porter

Mental health sector at a crossroads says CQC

someone receiving counselling

The Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals (Lead for Mental Health) at the Care Quality Commission said those who deliver and commission care must learn from the services that are getting it right.

Thursday, 20th July, 2017 5:39pm

By John Scott

Islander with contaminated blood forced to pay for own antiviral treatment says MP

bob seely

One resident whose blood was contaminated by the NHS decades ago has been forced to pay for her own treatment, Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, told the House last night.

Wednesday, 12th July, 2017 7:34am

By Sally Perry