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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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

Isle of Wight’s Mental Health Challenge being led by local Councillors

michael lilley

Mental health expert, Cllr Michael Lilley, said "we need real leadership within our community to lead our mental health services to the quality that residents deserve".

Monday, 10th July, 2017 9:00pm

By Michael Lilley

Eve Richardson to stand down as Chair of Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Eve Richardson and St Mary's

Once her term as Chair of the Board finishes, Eve will take on the role of Independent Chair of the Isle of Wight Stakeholder Reference Group.

Monday, 10th July, 2017 11:52am

By Andy Hollebon

Independent review of cladding on St Mary’s Hospital to be carried out

St Mary's Hospital

In light of the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in North West London, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust say an independent review will be carried out of the cladding on St Mary's Hospital.

Tuesday, 27th June, 2017 10:35am

By Sally Perry

Urgent Care Service (aka Beacon Centre) moves to out of surgery hours only

St Mary's Hospital cone - close by Auntie P

Changes have been agreed by the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group to the operating hours of the former Beacon Centre - now known as the Urgent Care Service.

Monday, 26th June, 2017 4:22pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Post Grenfell: Where does Isle of Wight stand on buildings with combustible cladding? (updated)

grenfell tower

Developing story: After readers got in touch with concerns about possible safety risks of public buildings on the Isle of Wight following the Grenfell Tower fire, OnTheWight posed questions to the relevant authorities. Here's what we've heard so far.

Monday, 26th June, 2017 2:10pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Hospice launches new service for young adults with life limiting or life threatening conditions

kate at the hospice

Earl Mountbatten Hospice believes that every young person with a terminal or life-threatening illness should have access to appropriate care and support tailored to his/her individual needs and preferences.

Monday, 26th June, 2017 11:48am

By Emma Topping

Hospital postpone some routine operations due to pressure on service

Hospital bed and pillows

A small number of routine operations have been delayed as St. Mary’s Hospital deals with high level of admissions. Islanders are urged to take care and use services appropriately.

Thursday, 22nd June, 2017 10:11am

By Andy Hollebon with 9 readers' comments

Join others to celebrate the 69th Birthday of the NHS

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There'll be live music and 69th NHS birthday celebrations at this event on Tuesday 4th July. All welcome!

Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 2:35pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight men urged to take the risk of skin cancer seriously

sunbathed man

Since the late 1970s malignant melanoma incidence rates increased six-fold in males.

Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 1:57pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment

Public Health issue advice on how to ‘beat the heat’

Heatwave :

Public Health issue advice on how to stay safe during a heatwave and a reminder to look out for vulnerable family, friends and neighbours.

Monday, 19th June, 2017 3:15pm

By Andy Hollebon with one comment