Isle of Wight health

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Below are Isle of Wight stories relating to health and wellbeing.

£500 grant available for people self-isolating due to Covid-19

scrabble letters on the table spelling Stay Home

Self-isolation is different to lockdown and social-distancing, but if you have to do it, you could be eligible for a £500 one-off payment

Tuesday, 4th May, 2021 11:56am

By IW Council Press Office

The highs and lows of 12 months at the Isle of Wight Covid-19 testing site

One year at test centre - Victoria Bamford

Victoria shares stories of the highs and lows of running the Covid-19 test centre on the Isle of Wight for the past 12 months

Friday, 30th April, 2021 4:52pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight CCG merges with other groups across Hampshire and Southampton

Alison Smith managing director of the Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Moving from looking after just the Island’s population, the body now covers the healthcare of 1.66 million people

Friday, 30th April, 2021 2:40pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Concerns over number of antipsychotic medication prescriptions for dementia patients

older person with cup of tea

MD of the CCG says "treatment is based on the individual’s needs", but the Alzheimer’s Society is "extremely concerned" about the rise in the number of antipsychotic medication prescriptions

Thursday, 29th April, 2021 5:51pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Latest Covid-19 vaccinations figures for the Isle of Wight

person getting a flu jab vaccination

The latest set of figures reveals how many Islanders have had their first or second Covid-19 jab

Thursday, 29th April, 2021 5:30pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Over 17,000 Covid-19 vaccinations given at St Mary’s Hospital

NHS staff member giving a vaccination

The mammoth task has been a phenomenal team effort, where safety and efficiency has been the priority

Wednesday, 28th April, 2021 12:23pm

By Sally Perry

All change for symptom-free community Covid testing on the Isle of Wight

Covid home test laid out on a table

Major changes to the sites for symptom-free Covid testing come into effect from the end of this week. Details within

Wednesday, 28th April, 2021 10:41am

By IW Council Press Office

Weekly update of Isle of Wight Covid-19 figures: Positive tests, deaths, age breakdown and hospitalisations

Illustration of doctors with masks

News OnTheWight shares the weekly results of confirmed positive Coronavirus tests and deaths on the Isle of Wight, as well as hospital admissions and age breakdowns

Tuesday, 27th April, 2021 11:27am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight’s suicide prevention plan still ‘not fit for purpose’ believes councillor

Man looking depressed

Cllr Lilley believes the suicide prevention plan on the Isle of Wight is 'not fit for purpose' despite recommendations from a group tasked with investigating the Suicide and Prevention Strategy

Monday, 26th April, 2021 8:35am

By Michael Lilley with 2 readers' comments

Real-life Lassie moment as Isle of Wight Cockapoo comes to the rescue in Covid household

Henry the Cockapoo lying on a sofa

Henry the Cockpoo had a real-life Lassie moment and raised the alarm when one of his owners became seriously unwell with Covid

Friday, 23rd April, 2021 2:38pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Covid-19 appointments available at Riverside

Nurse preparing covid-19 Vaccine - solent nhs trust

Some have had difficulty getting an appointment at the Covid-19 vaccination centre in Newport, but Solent NHS Trust say a number are now available

Friday, 23rd April, 2021 8:46am

By Solent NHS Trust with 2 readers' comments

Letter: Do changes to the health service matter, so long as patients get the treatment they need, when they need it?

front of ambulance

This reader explores the planned changed to the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service

Friday, 23rd April, 2021 8:21am

By Hans Bromwich with 11 readers' comments