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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Isle of Wight care home must make improvements, say CQC

Elderly woman looking out of the window:

The Isle of Wight care home was found to 'Require Improvement' in three categories — safety, effectiveness and leadership — but was rated 'Good' for being caring and responsive.

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 4:52pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Drugs by phone might come to the Isle of Wight


In a bid to improve efficiencies and streamline repeat prescriptions, GPs across the Isle of Wight will be consulted about a proposed telephone prescription service.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 4:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Need urgent health advice during the Festival weekend?

Pharmacy signs

If you need various urgent health advice or treatment over the Isle of Wight Festival period, this advice from Isle of Wight NHS Trust should be useful.

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 12:00pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Take part in massive day of celebration for 70th birthday of NHS

Save the NHS march

Join others travelling from the Isle of Wight to take part in the massive day of celebration and demonstration for the NHS 70th birthday in London on Saturday 30th June.

Monday, 18th June, 2018 7:22am

By Christine Lightbody with one comment

Move forward with your life after domestic abuse with ‘Mind the Gap’ course

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If you're a man who has been a victim of domestic abuse, help is here on the Isle of Wight with the introduction of the FREE ‘Mind the Gap’ coaching course designed to help rebuild your self-worth and move forward positively.

Friday, 15th June, 2018 9:34am

By Feature Writer

NHS staff should not have to work in fear of their safety

Your choice of treatment

Isle of Wight NHS say their staff should be able to do their job without fear of violence, abuse or harassment from patients, their relatives or friends.

Friday, 15th June, 2018 7:17am

By Andy Hollebon

80 per cent of crutches not returned to hospital

Piggy bank and crutches

Crutches and other equipment that have been loaned short-term to patients are costing the Isle of Wight NHS thousands of pounds as only 1 in 5 are returned after use.

Thursday, 14th June, 2018 1:37pm

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

Mountbatten’s response to ‘unequal access to hospice care’ study

Nigel hartley

Mountbatten’s mission is to ensure more Islanders are able to access its services much sooner in their illness, with notable progress already being made, thanks to a number of new projects.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 7:21pm

By Emma Topping

Public concerns answered at NHS Question Time event

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Members of the public attended a 'Question Time' style event last night to have their concerns about the future of the Isle of Wight health service answered by the experts. A variety of issues were raised.

Tuesday, 12th June, 2018 12:44pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Yinspire Yoga studio latest Isle of Wight business to install defibrillator

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Across the Isle of Wight businesses and organisation are realising the importance of investing in having a defibrillator close to hand.

Monday, 11th June, 2018 11:30am

By Caroline Diamond

Unattended bag sparks hospital evacuation

St mary's hospital

Bad luck if you were caught up in the evacuation, but luckily it was found to be a false alarm.

Friday, 8th June, 2018 6:11pm

By Sally Perry

Increase in sickness rate for NHS staff with anxiety, stress and depression top reason


There was a slight increase sickness rates at Isle of Wight NHS Trust in April, with top reason for absence among staff being anxiety, stress and depression.

Friday, 8th June, 2018 3:03pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment