Isle of Wight health

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Heatwave warning issued for the Isle of Wight: Tips on staying ‘heat safe’

melted ice cream by infomatique

If the heatwave does come our way, keep an eye out for vulnerable neighbours. The Isle of Wight council issue these handy heat safe tips.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 6:14pm

By IW Council Press Office

Refurbished dementia-friendly Shackleton Ward is up and running

Staff Cutting the Ribbon

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has officially reopened Shackleton Ward after a £200,000 refurbishment designed to create a more dementia-friendly environment.

Wednesday, 26th June, 2019 8:35am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

First AGM of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of CCGs this week

Public meeting

All are welcome, but the meeting is being held in Petersfield, Hampshire.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 10:24am

By Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group

Isle of Wight Youth Trust launches Schools’ Mental Health Charter

Launch of Youth trust mental health charter

The Schools’ Mental Health Charter is a quality mark through which the Youth Trust is seeking to empower Island schools to support their communities and increase mental health outcomes for young Islanders.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 5:20pm

By Felicity Radak

Isle of Wight and Jersey form new partnership

James Payne (chief executive, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and Isle of Wight), Senator Lyndon Farnham (Jersey Government), Councillor Dave Stewart (Isle of Wight Council leader) and Vaughan Thomas (chairman Isle of Wight NHS Trust).

The trip to Jersey provided an invaluable insight into the ‘One Government’ programme to promote a unified, customer-focused public service.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 4:06pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Free addiction recovery workshops coming to the Isle of Wight

Chris Hill

Chris Hill’s programme has helped people stop smoking, drinking, taking drugs, gambling, over-spending, deal with sugar addiction, anxiety, stress and depression. Details within.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 5:08pm

By Therese Langford with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Research Team recognised for their Outstanding Team Work

The team are also conducting research studies into breast screening, lung cancer, dementia, parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease and long term hodgkins lymphoma.

Friday, 14th June, 2019 9:47am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments

Under current plans these health visitors, who walk to most clients, will be forced to drive over seven miles from August (updated)

traffic jam

From August the team of four health visitors that usually walk to see most of their clients (families with children under five-years-old) will have to drive more than seven miles, all to save £4,500 rent at Salisbury Gardens.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 6:34pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight woman celebrates 80th birthday by abseiling down Spinnaker Tower

Mrs Sorensen abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower

Abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower on her 80th birthday has sparked an adventure for Mrs Sorensen, whose next target is abseiling down the Eiffel Tower

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 9:06am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Credibility of Isle of Wight council’s Mental Health Blueprint commitment challenged by campaigners and service users

People at the mental health meeting

We're told that austerity is over, but the group campaigning to save the Isle of Wight's mental health day centes believe "the books are balanced on the backs of our most vulnerable friends, family and neighbours" and they challenge the credibility of council's commitment to 'listen to service users'.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 8:25am

By Colleen Brannon with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council justify plans to axe mental health day centres

Carol Tozer at County Hall

The head of the service says they have to save over £2m from the budget and axing the four centres will save £148,000 per annum.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 11:01am

By IW Council Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Commitment to quality recognised for tenth year for staff keeping equipment clean

nhs team getting award

The award is recognition for the hard work of all staff in ensuring over 50,000 medical devices have been kept clean over the last year

Friday, 7th June, 2019 8:54am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 3 readers' comments