Isle of Wight health

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20 died in four months at St Mary’s last year in ‘serious incidents’

St mary's hospital

A report published by the Isle of Wight NHS reveals there were 20 deaths at the hospital classed as a ‘serious incident’ between September and December last year.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 8:29am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Physical activity levels on the Isle of Wight more than national average


Great to hear that on the Isle of Wight more residents get the recommended two and a half hours of physical activity a week than the national average. With such great opportunities for walking here, is it a surprise?

Friday, 20th April, 2018 10:31am

By Niamh McIntyre with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight alcohol-related hospital admissions on the rise, data reveals

Wine glasses

The differences between age groups and genders on the number of patients who attended hospital on the Isle of Wight with an alcohol related diagnosis in 2016-17 makes for interesting reading.

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 6:31pm

By Ralph Blackburn

Diabetes group to welcome Diathlete after his one-man marathon

gavin griffiths

All welcome to join the gathering meeting Diathlete, Gavin Griffiths, as he completes one of his 25 marathon length runs on the Isle of Wight on Monday.

Friday, 13th April, 2018 11:42am

By Sally Perry

New ultrasound units will help meet increasing demand

ultrasound imaging

The Lead Sonographer at St Mary's Hospital says there has been a steady increase in demand for their service in recent years, so these additional units will help them cope with the extra demand.

Wednesday, 11th April, 2018 9:54am

By Andy Hollebon

All welcome to Isle of Wight’s first ‘Mental Health Mates Walk’

Walking in woods

OnTheWight has the details of the very first Mental Health Mates Walk - the aim is to provide an informal situation for those wanting to get out and meet others, whilst being given the space to talk about mental health if they wish.

Tuesday, 10th April, 2018 8:45am

By Sally Perry

Sharp rise in Isle of Wight obesity-related hospital admissions


Latest figures show a sharp increase in the number of patients on the Isle of Wight being admitted for knee and hip replacements due to their weight, as well as other obesity-related conditions. OnTheWight has the details.

Monday, 9th April, 2018 6:47pm

By Ralph Blackburn with one comment

Letter: Easter Parade for those helping protect IW NHS

NHS poster simon wells

Did you have your photo taken over Easter to show your support for the NHS? Christine from IOW Save Our NHS Group shares concerns for future of NHS provision.

Friday, 6th April, 2018 7:07pm

By Christine Lightbody with one comment

All Isle of Wight GP practices sign up to info sharing scheme

laptop computer

All 16 GP practices have adopted the Care and Health Information Exchange (CHIE) - a secure system which shares health and social care information from GP surgeries, hospitals, social services, etc.

Monday, 26th March, 2018 3:35pm

By Mark Wingham

Avoid pressure on NHS staff by making sure you don’t run out of medicines over Easter

Pharmacy signs

Chair of the IW CCG asks residents to take a minute to check that they have enough medication to last them right through the Easter weekend and beyond.

Monday, 26th March, 2018 12:31pm

By Priya Mistry

Videos: Save our NHS Flashmob take on Newport

Flashmob in Curry's

Save Our Isle of Wight NHS groupp teamed up with the Melodic Choir for three Flashmobs in Newport on Saturday - watch videos of the events that were aimed to raise awareness of several issues.

Tuesday, 20th March, 2018 4:05pm

By Christine Lightbody

Specialist child counsellor becomes new clinical lead for Isle of Wight Youth Trust

karen smith iw youth trust clinical lead

The specialist child and adolescent counsellor has now been announced as the new Clinical Lead at Isle of Wight Youth Trust.

Monday, 19th March, 2018 7:22pm

By Felicity Radak