Isle of Wight health

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Small rise in number of official confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases

st mary's hospital

The latest rise comes as St Mary's Hospital gears up for a increase of positive cases over the coming days and weeks

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 4:04pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

‘We’re still here for you’ say Wessex Cancer Trust: Supporting people with cancer more important than ever

daisy bus wessex cancer trust

Daisy Bus services remain in operation, but halt on Wessex Cancer Trust's charity shops and events means they need our support

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 9:25am

By Lorraine White

Third patient tested positive for Coronavirus has died


Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the third patient testing positive to Coronavirus to pass away

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 8:47am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Clap for our Carers and all other key workers

applause graffiti

Get out on your doorsteps, open your windows or stand on your balconies to join in round of applause for NHS staff and key workers helping to keep the country going in light of Covid-19

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 5:49pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Number of officially confirmed Isle of Wight Coronavirus cases now 17

hospital beds

St Mary’s is gearing up to dramatically increase the number of beds available

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 4:43pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Bob Seely on his return from London and responsible self-isolation

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News OnTheWight has been in touch with Bob Seely about his return from London, self-isolation and if he’s been tested, after readers sent us questions

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 10:17am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight GP patients to see change in how, and where, treated during Coronavirus outbreak

first aid and heart symbol

The new measures are being introduced to ensure those in greatest need to receive the best, safest care as quickly as possible

Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 9:56am

By Sally Perry with one comment

More info in coming days say NHS Trust, as they prepare for up to 200 additional beds for Coronavirus patients

st mary's hospital

St Mary's hospital prepare for a rise in the number of patients with Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 8:33pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Independent Arts launch online sessions to continue support for Isle of Wight communities

Hanna taking the music group session

Independent Arts will be running virtual Anxiety Cafe sessions via Zoom, and are planning to start virtual SingAbout next week and virtual DanceMakers sessions very soon

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 11:42am

By Hannah Griffiths with one comment

Share your symptoms of Covid-19 with scientists via new App

zoe app for covid 19

The data added to the App will help scientists better understand Covid-19. Details within

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 1:36pm

By Sally Perry

Letter: Schools need to back off and give families time to get our heads around what’s going on

woman holding hand in front to say stop

This reader says she's getting up to ten text messages a day from her children's school and that this is adding pressure to an already difficult situation

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 8:34am

By Kerry Daniels with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight to receive £5m additional funding to deal with Covid-19 impact

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The funding will be used to enhance hospital discharge processes so patients who no longer need urgent treatment can return home safely and quickly

Monday, 30th March, 2020 5:00pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 4 readers' comments