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Latest Isle of Wight Covid vaccination figures

Vaccination Centre sign in Newport

Four in five Isle of Wight care home staff have now had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination and the numbers continue to rise

Thursday, 22nd April, 2021 3:21pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Move it May’: Become more active and help raise funds for cancer charity

Group of cyclists on cycle track

Set a new steps goal, organise a sponsored cycle or head to the gym to help get more active and fundraise for Wessex Cancer next month

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021 11:13am

By Lorraine White

Visiting restrictions at Isle of Wight hospital

Outside st mary's hospital

Despite national lockdown rules easing, there are still visiting restrictions in place at St Mary's Hospital

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 10:41am

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Weekly update of Isle of Wight Covid-19 figures: Positive tests, deaths, age breakdown and hospitalisations (updated)

scrabble letters spelling out stay safe

News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed positive Coronavirus tests and deaths on the Isle of Wight, as well as hospital admissions and age breakdowns

Tuesday, 20th April, 2021 10:13am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Letter: One simple Covid measure missing from Isle of Wight ferries (updated)

Red handrail

This reader shares what he believes is a simple Covid-19 measure that could make travelling on ferries safer

Monday, 19th April, 2021 9:43am

By Paul Carter with 9 readers' comments

Former Poundland and Civic Centre to become ‘Integrated Mental Health Hubs’

Happy Balloons

The NHS trust was awarded £3.2m in order to purchase the two buildings

Friday, 16th April, 2021 3:05pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 4 readers' comments

Staff’s response to Covid-19 has been humbling, says head of nursing

Three health bosses

Three health bosses reflect on the last year and the impact of Covid

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 6:02pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Fewer Covid-19 vaccinations on the Isle of Wight in the last week

Healthcare worker preparing the Covid19 vaccine by DK Photography Isle of Wight

Far fewer Covid-19 vaccinations have been given out in the last recorded week

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 5:36pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Learn how to maintain a healthy voice online as part of World Voice Day

Bird singing

The voice community at St Mary’s Hospital is making World Voice Day special by drawing attention to the virtual voice and how to maintain a healthy voice online

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 3:56pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with one comment

Consultation on mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for staff working in care homes

care worker in the garden

The consultation is for care staff working in care homes for older people, rather than all care homes and people have just five weeks to respond

Thursday, 15th April, 2021 9:59am

By Care England with one comment

Here’s why some over 45s are finding it hard to get Covid-19 vaccine appointments

Giving the covid vaccine by baltimorecounty

Although over 45s have been invited to book a jab, the priority remains to offer first or second doses to those in the priority groups

Wednesday, 14th April, 2021 5:55pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

A third of Isle of Wight cancer patients turned down surgery in Portsmouth

hospital bed

There is concern that patients who deferred or declined cancer appointments at mainland hospitals may have inadvertently been caused harm by delaying their own treatment

Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 2:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments