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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Hugely inspirational Isle of Wight student honoured with Outstanding Achievement Award

Isaac Leal

In the face of adversity, this young man from Wootton has shown immense courage and determination. The Wave 105 Cash for Kids Outstanding Achievement Award is deservedly his.

Thursday, 20th October, 2016 1:09pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Adult social care ‘approaching tipping point’, warns CQC

Elderly woman

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) say urgent action needs to the taken across the country to ensure the tipping point is not exceeded.

Thursday, 13th October, 2016 6:58am

By Farrah Chandra with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight publisher launches children’s book as part of Age Friendly Island Campaign


On World Mental Health Day and in Celebrating Age Month, Isle of Wight author, Michael Lilley, announces the launch of Papa Owl and Rocket the Dog’s Big Flying Adventure.

Monday, 10th October, 2016 4:54pm

By Michael Lilley with one comment

Go Yellow 2016: Get involved in the latest Hospice campaign


It's not too late to get involved with the ever-popular GoYellow! fundraising campaign for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Find out how you can get involved.

Wednesday, 5th October, 2016 7:11am

By Emma Topping

Shortage of GPs means radical changes at Beacon Centre

Hospital corridor

The Beacon Centre becomes 'urgent care' only, referred to only by a health professional (either through 111 service or doctor, dentist, optician, or pharmacist).

Thursday, 29th September, 2016 8:16am

By Andy Hollebon with 22 readers' comments

Pressure on Isle of Wight hospital lead to cancellation of some surgery

St Mary's Hospital cone by Auntie P

St Mary's hospital have had to postpone some routine in-patient and day case surgery on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th September 2016.

Thursday, 29th September, 2016 6:57am

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Coeliac UK slam IW CCG proposal to scrap gluten-free food prescriptions


Coeliac UK say the potential serious long-term health complications of patients not being able to maintain a gluten-free diet could cost the NHS a lot more in the long run.

Wednesday, 28th September, 2016 4:21pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Lord Howard unveils Admiral Nurse plaque at Hospice


Ours is only the third hospice in the country to have an Admiral Nursing service, and it has been marked with the unveiling of a plaque by Lord Howard.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 7:26am

By Emma Topping

Coughing for more three weeks? Don’t ignore the symptoms, tell your doctor


If you get out of breath doing everyday things that you used to be able to do, like vacuuming or mowing the lawn or have a cough that doesn’t go away, tell your doctor. It could be

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016 6:55am

By Andy Hollebon with 3 readers' comments

Official Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS report reveals ‘Tough decisions’ ahead (updated)

Ambulance coming off the ferry

Documents seen by OnTheWight reveal Hampshire and the Isle of Wight health bosses are seriously considering dividing services across the region. It could mean more medical procedures moving from St Mary's to the Mainland.

Friday, 23rd September, 2016 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Heatwave advice issued by Isle of Wight NHS


Areas around England may experience 'heatwave' conditions over the next few days, according to Met Office forecasts. The Isle of Wight NHS Trust issue this helpful advice.

Tuesday, 13th September, 2016 7:33am

By Andy Hollebon

NHS Trust Board appoint two new directors

thomas vaughan and jon burwell

New expertise has been recruited to the Board of the Island’s NHS Trust which oversees the unique integrated ambulance, community, hospital, mental health and learning disability services provided on the Island.

Friday, 9th September, 2016 8:25am

By Andy Hollebon with 5 readers' comments