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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Event for those concerned about future of NHS services on the Isle of Wight?

save the nhs

Regardless of the political affiliation, all are welcome to attend next week's screening of the documentary, Sell-Off: The Abolition of Your NHS, made by NHS professionals who have many decades of experience.

Saturday, 17th February, 2018 10:44am

By Colleen Brannon

Letter: Alarm at Conservative MP defending redesign of Isle of Wight health service

hospital bed

Isle of Wight Green Party leader says the Island MP is someone who will defend the government’s policies rather than fiercely argue the needs of vulnerable Islanders against "deeply harmful initiatives".

Monday, 12th February, 2018 4:01pm

By Vix Lowthion with 13 readers' comments

Photos: Isle of Wight Save our NHS march

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Around 200 people gathered in Newport on Saturday to show their support for the fight against cuts in the Isle of Wight NHS.

Monday, 5th February, 2018 8:48am

By Sally Perry

Save our Isle of Wight NHS: March and rally Saturday morning

hands off our nhs

Gather outside St Mary's Hospital for a start time of 10.30 when the march will make its way into St Thomas's Square, Newport, for the rally.

Friday, 2nd February, 2018 4:36pm

By Sally Perry

‘It is our NHS and we won’t let it go without a fight’ say politicians (updated)

save our nhs march

Local politicians urge Islanders to take part in the consultation "which begins tomorrow" and to take part in Saturday's march - from the hospital into Newport - fighting to protect health services on the Isle of Wight

Thursday, 1st February, 2018 2:34pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Major changes for health services on the Isle of Wight approved

St mary's hospital

The CCG say that the plans will see more complex, urgent care patients transferred for specialist care to the mainland (around 11%) but that those who currently travel to the mainland for routine care should, in future, be able to have that care delivered on the Island.

Thursday, 1st February, 2018 2:09pm

By Nick Brooks with one comment

Time to share truth about broken mental health services on the Isle of Wight says councillor

unhappy face

Cllr Lilley says there's been denial within the public sector for many years that mental health services are broken and Islanders have paid a serious cost and infringement of their basic human rights. Now it's time to share your stories with the Mental Health Champion.

Thursday, 1st February, 2018 12:06pm

By Michael Lilley with one comment

Islanders pull together to help save the Portsmouth Daisy Bus

In times of crises, residents on the Isle of Wight always pull together. Outstanding fundraising efforts have a hugely positive impact on the Daisy Bus Service - which transports those receiving cancer treatment.

Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 5:22pm

By Sofie Bennett

‘Positive conversation’ about mental health needed says MP

Ahead of Time to Talk mental health day tomorrow (1st Feb), Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, says a positive conversation about mental health is needed.

Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 3:41pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment

Revealed: Isle of Wight beating national average on diagnosing dementia

Older men talking in the street

Although it's estimated by the NHS that over 700 older people are living with a debilitating illness that has not been formally recorded by their doctor, Isle of Wight GPs are diagnosing above the national average. OnTheWight has the detail.

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 3:19pm

By Gary Rogers with one comment

Call to join the fight to stop our Isle of Wight NHS being dismantled

Save the NHS march

The IOW Save our NHS Group say we cannot just sit back and allow government policies to dismantle our NHS and hand it on a plate to the likes of Virgin Care. A march takes place on 3rd February from the hospital to Newport centre. All are welcome.

Saturday, 27th January, 2018 10:49am

By Christine Lightbody with 25 readers' comments

Outline for future of Isle of Wight NHS services: Politicians respond

Hospital Corridor

The Local Care Board has made their recommendation to the Isle of Wight NHS and CCG about the future for NHS services on the Island. OnTheWight has initial responses from some IW politicians.

Friday, 26th January, 2018 12:02am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments