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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Free: Find out more about the ‘NHS selloff’ tonight

nhs sell off tickets

It's not too late to register for your free tickets to see tonight's screening of Peter Bach's fascinating documentary 'Sell Off: the abolition of your NHS'.

Thursday, 16th November, 2017 8:28am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight short film raises awareness of ‘Mate Crime’

mate crime awareness film

This great Isle of Wight-made short film about 'Mate Crime' - when vulnerable people are taken advantage of or abused - will be presented at the next Royal Society of Medicine Conference.

Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 11:13am

By Nikki Stewart

Isle of Wight one of first to train for post-op transgender medical care

Hospital bed

The first of a number of training sessions to assist clinical staff in post-op transgender medical care has taken place on the Isle of Wight. It's one of the first in the country to take place.

Friday, 10th November, 2017 12:56pm

By Jo Cram with 2 readers' comments

NHS Staff encouraged to speak up about bullying

angry bird bully

The new Chairman of Isle of Wight NHS Trust has said that staff and volunteers must feel able to speak up about bullying issues.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 6:36pm

By Andy Hollebon with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s drug and alcohol recovery service extended until 2019

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Good news for those who work at and those who receive services of the Island Recovery Integrated Service (IRIS) as the contract is extended from October 2017 – 31st March 2019.

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 2:00pm

By Jo Cram with 2 readers' comments

Letter: ‘Two-tier approach’ to healthcare ‘is a disgrace’

hands off our nhs

This reader has asked the Labour leader to pose a question on his behalf at PMQs. He's unhappy about the "two-tier approach" to healthcare in the UK.

Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 8:56am

By Kevin Jenkins with one comment

Find out more about the ‘NHS selloff’

nhs sell off tickets

Find out more about the impact the Sustainability and Transformation Plan could have on NHS services on the Isle of Wight. Tickets are free but you need to book in advance to secure your seat.

Wednesday, 1st November, 2017 3:52pm

By Christine Lightbody

Isle of Wight NHS CCG makes cancer patients’ lives immeasurably harder (update)

view from hover terminal

After a year of trying to secure funding from IW NHS CCG, Wessex Cancer Trust say they are no longer able to provide the minibus service that gets Isle of Wight cancer patients to and from treatment in Portsmouth. Treatment they have to travel to the Mainland for, because IW NHS doesn't provide it.

Wednesday, 1st November, 2017 11:33am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Ten year old Sophie gives back to hospital after care

Sophie Walk 30 Oct 17

Ten year old Sophie Frost completed a ten+ mile walk on Monday in aid of the Friends of St Mary’s Hospital, after the hospital helped her when she broke her arm.

Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 9:03am

By George Chastney

CQC reveals their review of mental health services for children and young people

concerned teenager

The CQC survey found that too many young people across the country find it difficult to access services and so, do not receive the care that they need when they need it.

Friday, 27th October, 2017 8:40am

By John Scott

Hospital charity buys more equipment for Medical Assessment Unit

Sister at hospital

The Friends of St Mary’s Hospital have purchased yet more wall-mounted vital signs machines for the Medical Assessment Unit.

Friday, 20th October, 2017 8:36am

By George Chastney

Hospice launch £1.5m capital campaign to secure next 35 years

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The Earl Mountbatten Hospice celebrated their 35 year anniversary on Friday at a special event attended by hundreds of Islanders.

Tuesday, 17th October, 2017 7:34pm

By Emma Topping