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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Still time to sign up for Ginormous Teddy Bears’ Picnic


Children on the Isle of Wight will benefit from a state of the art children’s emergency and trauma department at University Hospital Southampton. The Teddy Bear's Picnic aims to help raise funds towards the £2m needed.

Thursday, 25th May, 2017 7:31am

By Georgie Palmer

Renew your medication before the bank holiday

pills medication

Take regular medication? Don’t get caught short this Bank Holiday Monday - 29th May 2017.

Monday, 22nd May, 2017 10:31am

By Andy Hollebon

Isle of Wight Urgent Care coping with ‘unprecedented demand’

Hospital Bed:

Current waiting time is over four hours because residents are attending for minor complaints, rather than seek assistance from their GP or other services, such as calling NHS 111.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 8:21pm

By Andy Hollebon with 6 readers' comments

Save Our NHS campaign group call public meeting

Waiting to set off on march

A public meeting has been organised for Friday 26th May to discuss the campaign to help protect the Isle of Wight's health services from further cuts.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 4:01pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight GP surgeries hit by national cyber attack

Computer Keyboard

Three Isle of Wight GP surgeries have been experiencing problems following the national cyber-attack.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 11:12am

By Andy Hollebon

Isle of Wight NHS Trust update residents on cyber attack

St Mary's Hospital cone - close by Auntie P

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has not been directly affected by national Cyber Incident. However, some GP Practices have been experiencing issues.

Monday, 15th May, 2017 6:58am

By Sally Perry

Earl Mountbatten Hospice’s response to report on heart failure and hospice care

Georgina Newnham

Community Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Georgina Newnham dispels some common myths about being a patient at the hospice and praises the integrated care available on the Isle of Wight.

Wednesday, 10th May, 2017 10:49am

By Emma Topping

Green Party launch NHS pledge on Isle of Wight today

Vix Lowthion and Caroline Lucas

From outside St Mary's Hospital in Newport this morning, Green Party co-leader, Caroline Lucas, will be launching her party's pledge to protect the NHS from privatisation.

Tuesday, 9th May, 2017 8:03am

By Sally Perry with 28 readers' comments

Call for Isle of Wight Council to make mental health a priority

michael lilley

One out of four of Island residents are severely depressed and anxious at any one time and this is caused by everyday life trauma. New Green councillor is calling for Isle of Wight council to make mental health a priority.

Monday, 8th May, 2017 7:42am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Young Islanders: Have your say in new Mental Health Census

IOW Youth Trust Southern Vectic Island Youth Mental Health Census

Young Islanders are being encouraged to have their say on mental health in the first ever Island Youth Mental Health Census.

Thursday, 27th April, 2017 1:15pm

By Felicity Radak

Mid-Staffs troubleshooter takes on Isle of Wight NHS Trust interim CEO role

maggie oldham - leeds em conference

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has appointed an interim Chief Executive following the sudden departure of Karen Baker last month. Maggie Oldham has a wealth of NHS experience, including mergers between neighbouring Trusts.

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 10:56am

By Andy Hollebon with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight residents join Hampshire to ‘Defend the NHS’

Defend the NHS meeting

Action needs to be taken now to protect NHS services on the Isle of Wight - including the hospital - say residents who are leading a campaign to 'Defend the NHS'.

Tuesday, 25th April, 2017 7:23am

By Christine Lightbody with 9 readers' comments