Isle of Wight health

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The Future Clinic launch new series of chronic pain Webinars

future clinic illustration of a brain and connections

The first in a new series of Webinars from The Future Clinic will take you through the challenges and frustrations, as well as moments of enlightenment experienced over the last two decades by a clinical psychologist specialising in chronic pain.

Saturday, 17th August, 2019 10:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight drug misuse deaths double

pills medication

The Isle of Wight’s mortality rate for drug misuse deaths is also 67 per cent higher than the national average for 2016-18.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 4:32pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight MP learns more about promised £48m for NHS Trust

Bob Seely looking at Telehealth box

The telehealth ‘box’ is just one of the uses of technology aimed at reducing visits to the emergency department.

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 5:35pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 13 readers' comments

Mountbatten-trained volunteers will support patients coming to end of life in hospital

end of life care team and mountbatten volunteers

The 'end of life care companions' have been carefully selected and given comprehensive training by experts in end of life care at Mountbatten

Tuesday, 13th August, 2019 9:04am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments

Find out which Isle of Wight pharmacies are open on bank holiday weekend

Pharmacy signs

It’s important to plan ahead and check your medicine supplies to ensure you have enough to last throughout the bank holiday weekend and beyond. List of pharmacies open on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 4:59pm

By Mark Wingham

£200,000 refurbed dementia ward closes six weeks after reopening

Doors to Shackleton Ward

The reliance on agency staff for the ward, which recently underwent a £200,000 refurbishment, was viewed as unsustainable.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 4:18pm

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

Mental health of Isle of Wight children in danger of being sidelined under NHS changes, say NSPCC

unhappy child

NSPCC say estimated 138,391 children in the South East who have been abused or neglected are living with inadequate plans for their mental health needs, or with no plans for their care at all.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 8:56am

By Ranjit Kang with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Green Party call for Prime Minister to ‘properly fund NHS service’

green party members and placards

The Isle of Wight Green party say only putting money into Capital projects (buildings and IT) does not protect the quality of existing services on the Island.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 5:13pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Mixed views from Isle of Wight political parties on £48m NHS funding (updated)

calculator and money

Isle of Wight politicians share their responses to the news that Isle of Wight NHS Trust will receive a £48m cash boost for the acute services redesign.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 11:59am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

£48m NHS funding boost: Details emerge on how it will be used

radar hospital bed

Isle of Wight NHS Trust, which runs ambulance, community, hospital and mental health services on the Island, will receive the money as part of a national allocation of capital funding for NHS upgrades.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 10:59am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS committed to ‘Getting to Good’ by 2020

St mary's hospital

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust say they're totally committed to improving services and their teams have been working flat out to achieve their ambition of ‘Getting to Good’ by 2020.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 10:27am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Two Isle of Wight GP practices set to merge

Waiting room

The merged practice will encourage access to health services through wider use of technology, such as online ordering of repeat prescriptions, online booking of appointments, e-consultations and health advice.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 9:50am

By Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group