Isle of Wight health

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Official Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS report reveals ‘Tough decisions’ ahead (updated)

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Documents seen by OnTheWight reveal Hampshire and the Isle of Wight health bosses are seriously considering dividing services across the region. It could mean more medical procedures moving from St Mary's to the Mainland.

Friday, 23rd September, 2016 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Heatwave advice issued by Isle of Wight NHS


Areas around England may experience 'heatwave' conditions over the next few days, according to Met Office forecasts. The Isle of Wight NHS Trust issue this helpful advice.

Tuesday, 13th September, 2016 7:33am

By Andy Hollebon

NHS Trust Board appoint two new directors

thomas vaughan and jon burwell

New expertise has been recruited to the Board of the Island’s NHS Trust which oversees the unique integrated ambulance, community, hospital, mental health and learning disability services provided on the Island.

Friday, 9th September, 2016 8:25am

By Andy Hollebon with 5 readers' comments

NHS Trust reviews Endoscopy appointment procedure following errors

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An error in the appointment procedure of the Endoscopy Dept at St Mary's Hospital on the Isle of Wight has led to 'Duty of Candour' letters being sent to seven patients to rectify the matter.

Wednesday, 7th September, 2016 12:00pm

By Andy Hollebon

Isle of Wight mum to cycle to Paris for MS Research

Liz Sims-O’Brien

Liz Sims-O’Brien will be cycling from London to Paris to help raise vital funds for the MS Society Tissue Bank, a charity that is close to her heart.

Tuesday, 6th September, 2016 4:40pm

By Jessica Roberts

Are you taking part in the Walk About Festival?

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There are ten Isle of Wight walks are available between 3-11 September as part of the national Walk About Festival. OnTheWight has more detail.

Tuesday, 30th August, 2016 10:32am

By David Howarth

Bliss out at The Healing Festival this weekend

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There is an incredible amount to see and take part in at the sixth Healing Festival. Held in the ground of Ventnor Botanic Garden, this year the festival takes place over three days.

Friday, 26th August, 2016 12:06pm

By Feature Writer with 7 readers' comments

CQC rating for Isle of Wight Health Centre

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Following previous concerns about infection control at this Isle of Wight Health Centre, the CQC are now satisfied that effective policy and training are in place.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 5:27pm

By Sally Perry

Cosmetic surgery just one of seven new services to receive CQC ratings

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The Department of Health has launched a consultation setting out proposals to expand the scope of the CQC’s duty to undertake performance assessments at seven additional types of practices.

Monday, 22nd August, 2016 3:19pm

By Sally Perry

Hospice launches a national toolkit to help prevent patient falls

The Homes and Communities Agency and the Hovercraft Museum have signed a deal to save the Princess Anne, one of Britain’s last remaining cross-Channel hovercraft.

Other hospices across the country can benefit from the experience and expertise of a senior member of staff at Earl Mountbatten Hospice with this latest guide on other on managing and preventing falls among their patients.

Monday, 15th August, 2016 3:21pm

By Emma Topping

Dangers of lethal highs campaign heads to festivals

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The Youth Commission will be visiting Boomtown and Victorious festivals to promote the #LethalHighs campaign.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 7:20am

By Police and Crime Commissioner

David Hoare’s ‘Ill informed’ ghetto comments could damage recruitment says IW NHS head

Eve Richardson and St Mary's

The Chair of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the latest to condemn the ghetto comments made by David Hoare. Eve Richardson says his comments could be damaging to the vital recruitment drive.

Wednesday, 10th August, 2016 2:15pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments