Isle of Wight health

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Isle of Wight NHS Trust charged their staff nearly £100,000 to park last year

hospital car park

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust made tens of thousands of pounds by charging staff for parking last year, it has been revealed. The chair of the British Medical Association council said it was “unacceptable”.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 11:08am

By Harriet Clugston

A third of Isle of Wight children ‘unhealthily overweight’ when they finish primary school

haribo sweets

New figures reveal that 33% of the Isle of Wight's youngsters are unhealthily overweight when they finish primary school and those numbers are rising. Public health groups are calling for government action.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 9:59am

By Ralph Blackburn with 2 readers' comments

More than one in five Isle of Wight cancer patients only diagnosed via emergency hospital admission

hospital beds

More than one in five cancer patients on the Isle of Wight are only diagnosed after an emergency admission to hospital, figures show.

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 8:39am

By Harriet Clugston

Join 999 others on World Restart a Heart Day

storm trooper

Are you going to be one of the 1,000 people on the Isle of Wight learning how to Restart a Heart today?

Tuesday, 16th October, 2018 8:55am

By Jo Henley with one comment

Dementia Training given from one Island to another

In November, returning for their fourth time, The Dementia Training Company will be heading to Bermuda to share knowledge, experiences and ideas to help those affected by dementia.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 9:09am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council CEO slammed over delays in committing to Mental Health campaign

CEO John Metcalfe and Clare Mosdell

Cllr Brodie says the Isle of Wight Council should be "hanging its head in shame, not crowing about something they could have signed up to some time ago".

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Further improvement needed at Isle of Wight care home

inglefield care home

Owners of the care home say they've brought in a new management team who are making significant ongoing improvements. The CQC say further improvement is needed.

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 9:53am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Isle of Wight NHS Trust misses major targets for care, figures show

The figures revealed by the BBC this morning are grim reading for residents on the Isle of Wight, as the Trust misses major targets and lags behind the rest of the country in many areas.

Thursday, 11th October, 2018 8:54am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Around 30 Isle of Wight residents detained under Mental Health Act, audit shows

radar man in crisis

An official audit on one day in March this year revealed that around 30 people were detained under the Mental Health Act within the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 4:55pm

By Joseph Hook

300 Islanders still waiting for mental health support

depressed man

On World Mental Health Day it's revealed that almost 300 Isle of Wight residents are still awaiting mental health support.

Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 2:58pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Red Box Project comes to the Isle of Wight: Ending period poverty for young women

first red box - St Thomas Canterbury Primary

The Islander spearheading the Red Box Project on the Isle of Wight says she wants every young woman who needs it, to be supported and not have to miss vital learning at school due to lack of sanitary protection.

Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 4:06pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

More than third of Isle of Wight adults pay to top up social care from private providers

radar - older person hands

More than a third of adults receiving social care on the Isle of Wight are paying private providers to top up their support, new figures show.

Tuesday, 9th October, 2018 11:48am

By Joseph Hook