Isle of Wight health

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Isle of Wight NHS Chief pays tribute to dedicated staff during Major Incident

maggie oldham

Isle of Wight NHS Trust Chief Executive says she's extremely thankful and proud of all staff for how they responded to the incident.

Monday, 15th April, 2019 6:50pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Cuts to spending on children’s mental health services deeply disappointing, say NSPCC

teens on mobile

Only a quarter of the country is set to benefit from the roll-out of new school-based mental-health support teams say the NSPCC.

Friday, 12th April, 2019 9:11am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Man given cancer diagnosis before being told it was a mix-up

Laboratory - Martin Lopez

Isle of Wight NHS say they launched an immediate Serious Incident Investigation to find out what went wrong and found it was an isolated incident.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 4:59pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Mother of six year old girl killed by her father raises serious concerns over failures of Isle of Wight NHS Trust: Official report

Keziah Flux-Edmonds

"It shouldn't have happened," says girl's mother. This terrible tale of loss has been officially investigated by NHS England to see if health professionals could have done more to prevent it.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 12:00pm

By Sally Perry

Opinion: Why 5G is feared by some people

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Rich Cattle says that RF radiation is bombarding us all the time and always has been. He can't understand the opposition to 5G and explains why here.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 4:19pm

By Richard Cattle with 7 readers' comments

Islanders against 5G technology gather for protest

5g protesters in newport

Isle of Wight campaigners opposed to 5G technology have urged the council to call a halt on the roll-out of 5G until more research is done into its effects.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 12:14pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Patient connected to airflow meter instead of oxygen not harmed

St mary's hospital

The incident was classed as a ‘never event’ — a serious, entirely preventable, incident that should never have happened, but in this case the patient was not harmed.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 9:00am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

‘Unprecedented demand’ for Isle of Wight sexual health tests leads to delays


Isle of Wight NHS Trust say there has been unprecedented demand for chlamydia and gonorrhea testing.

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 11:53am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Mark’s story: How he turned life around following two suicide attempts

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With the right support Mark has been able to turn his life around and is now a support worker helping others.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 6:49pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Change in law could see Isle of Wight suicide rate rise


Head of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust welcomes the change in law adding that she believes there has been a lot of under-reporting in the past.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 6:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Number of young suicidal Islanders reaching out has doubled

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Head of the Isle of Wight Youth Trust says many young people feel like they don’t belong, that the community doesn’t think much of them.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 6:10pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

New mental health service will ‘improve picture dramatically’

mental ill health

The Director of mental health and learning disabilities said the new mental health wellbeing service will take the pressure of community services so they can deal with people in crisis.

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 5:40pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment