Isle of Wight health

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Five new ambulances for Isle of Wight Patient Transport Service

New Ambulance

The new vehicles are part of the five-year planned replacement programme and older models will start to be removed over the coming months

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 6:12pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Wessex Cancer Trust and Hovertravel launch new travel charter for cancer patients

hovercraft and daisy bus

Sometimes really small changes can make the world of difference, especially if you are travelling to and from cancer treatment. Details within

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 12:38pm

By Lorraine White

Isle of Wight hospital still seeing new Coronavirus patients

st mary's hospital

The CEO of Isle of Wight NHS Trust says there will be many, many months of having to manage visitors to the hospital in "a really robust way" and that they have to be as vigilant as they were in February

Monday, 13th July, 2020 1:06pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

What is it about the Government hiding the results of the Isle of Wight Contact Tracing App trial?

child hiding behind hands

It appears that it’s not just news publications that are being kept away from answers to what seem like simple questions about the Isle of Wight Contact Tracing App trial. Here’s an exchange from Parliament yesterday

Friday, 10th July, 2020 5:49pm

By Simon Perry with 10 readers' comments

NHS Staff go above and beyond call of duty in fight against Covid-19: Latest stats

Hospital corridor

Maggie Oldham, CEO of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust convey her thanks to all staff for going above and beyond the call of duty in the fight against the spread of Covid-19

Friday, 10th July, 2020 4:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Face masks and coverings can cause communication problems for hard of hearing and those with autism

russian dolls wearing face masks

It's important to be mindful that those who are hard of hearing or those with autism may find communicating with someone wearing a face mask difficult

Friday, 10th July, 2020 1:19pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hard work of Isle of Wight care homes means no new Covid-19 cases since 24th May

happy older woman

At one stage of the pandemic, Coronavirus was present in more a third of care homes on the Island, but the spread has now been brought under control

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 1:16pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

No Covid-19 deaths in the Isle of Wight community during most of June

Hospital Bed

No new deaths where Covid-19 was mentioned on a death certificate in care homes, at the hospice or at home were registered between 5th-29th June

Tuesday, 7th July, 2020 10:26am

By Sally Perry

Letter: Clapping is not enough for our treasured institution, the NHS

Thank you NHS boards outside the hospital

Janet and others braved the outside world to express their gratitude, appreciation and also concern for the National Health Service on its 72nd birthday

Monday, 6th July, 2020 12:26pm

By Janet Welsh

‘We need to act and to do some simple things most of the time and most of us need to do this’, say health leaders

illustration of people wearing face masks with world flags on them

Health leaders say, "We don't need to be perfect, we don't need to to do everything all the time. We do need to act and to do some simple things most of the time and most of us need to do this"

Monday, 6th July, 2020 10:39am

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Help make ‘loudest clap ever’ on Sunday to celebrate 72 years of NHS

NHS72 Birthday poster and thank you card

To say a collective thank you, join in a one-off clap to say thank you to everyone who has helped the NHS through the crisis so far

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 2:28pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 15 readers' comments

Stay safe on the Isle of Wight if you visit pubs and bars, say Council and Police

woman raising pint glass in pib

Isle of Wight Director of Public Health reminds Islanders the virus is still with us and we need to do we can to help to protect each other

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 11:51am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments