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Isle of Wight mental health project shortlisted for national patient saftey award

A pioneering project integrating mental health care and policing on the Isle of Wight is receiving further national recognition.

22 March 2017
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“PAINTINGS” by Sarah Gladdish

Full Circle Exhibition, St. Mary’s Hospital

Spring 2017

14 March 2017
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Talking all things Sexual Health

School and College students and staff have been learning more about sexual health issues and the services and support available to them.

10 March 2017
Supporting Healthcare Professionals of the future

Isle of Wight Consultant, Victor Lawrence, recognised for his support to staff in training

09 March 2017
Do you use an inhaler?

There are nearly 16,000 people living on the Isle of Wight with a Respiratory condition and health services on the island are often seeing that people are not using their inhaler correctly.

 

21 February 2017
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Event will raise funds for Children’s Mental Health Services

Lower Hyde Holiday Park, Shanklin will be the venue for a fun evening raising funds for the Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CCAMHS). Doors open at 7:00p.m. on Saturday 4th March 2017 and there will be range of entertainment including a Quiz, ‘Race Night’, Children’s Fun Time, Live Vocal Trio, a raffle and a disco to finish off the evening. The venue, which is being kindly provided by Parkdean Resorts, will have a fully licensed bar. It costs £5 for adults and children can attend for FREE!

20 February 2017
Trust Statement

Following the Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee meeting on 13th February 2017, Alan Sheward, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said:

17 February 2017
Patients and staff benefit from charitable donations totalling £425,000 in 2015/16

Information on how donations and legacies have been used to make a difference is published

15 February 2017
Do you have any Crutches or other Walking Aids that need returning to the NHS?

Have you been issued with a set of crutches or any walking aids such as a Zimmer frame and not yet returned them? The Island’s Patient Council are backing a BBC One Show campaign and Island residents are being asked to search their homes for any crutches or any other items of NHS equipment that are no longer needed and return them to their local Health Centre on the 8th March 2017 from 10am. No questions will be asked, no details will be taken.

14 February 2017
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Trust Board Meeting – 8th February 2017

The next meeting of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board, is to be held on Wednesday 8th February 2017 at 9:00a.m. in the Conference Room, School of Health Sciences, St. Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, NEWPORT, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG. Please note the earlier than usual start time.

03 February 2017
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Think Stroke? Act F.A.S.T to minimise long term damage

Acting F.A.S.T. as soon as stroke symptoms present themselves can not only save lives but potentially limit long-term effects.

02 February 2017
Nominate your Isle of Wight NHS Trust employee of the year

The Isle of Wight NHS awards are your chance to say thank you to a member of staff who went that extra mile and made a real difference to your healthcare.

01 February 2017
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New Study to help understand childhood asthma

Women who are pregnant or have just had a child are invited to participate

23 January 2017
Fall in the number of physical assaults on NHS staff

Working hard to ensure a safe and secure environment for our staff

20 January 2017
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Don’t let embarrassment prevent cancer screening

Cervical Screening Awareness Campaign 22-28 January

19 January 2017
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SIM shortlisted for four HSJ Value in Healthcare awards

SIM shortlisted for four HSJ Value in Healthcare awards.   A pioneering project integrating mental health care and policing on the Isle of Wight is receiving further national recognition.

 

16 January 2017
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Plea from Urgent Care Service to only attend if urgent

At a time when St. Mary’s Hospital is under significant pressure patients with minor illnesses are still attending the Urgent Care Service (UCS) for advice and treatment without following the advice on treatment of minor illness or phoning 111 first.

12 January 2017
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When it comes to Flu don’t take the risk

Flu can still strike at any time and for those who are vulnerable, it can be extremely serious.

12 January 2017
Patients to be offered treatment requiring surgery in Southampton

Patients awaiting inpatient surgery at St Marys Hospital, Newport may be offered the opportunity to have their treatment with a consultant at the NHS Treatment Centre, in Southampton.

11 January 2017
Notice of Appointment of External Auditors

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is pleased to announce that Ernst and Young LLP have been appointed as the Trust’s external auditors with effect from 1st April 2017.

03 January 2017
Five New Year Babies at St Mary's

The 1st January 2017 saw five babies – three boys and two girls - born at St. Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight.

03 January 2017
Significant pressure on Hospital Services

Following the Christmas holiday, front line services at St Mary’s hospital have been placed under significant pressure with a high number of people presenting themselves to the Urgent Care Service and a higher than expected number of emergency admissions. 

28 December 2016
Another Life-Saving Defibrillator Vandalised!

The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service has today been advised of yet another attempt to steal a life saving device in our community.

28 December 2016
Patient Safety Conference Success

Isle of Wight NHS Trust’s first ever Patient Safety Conference attracted over 100 participants from as far afield as Guernsey and Jersey and a range of national and local speakers. The aim of the ‘In Safe Hands’ conference was to raise the profile of patient safety amongst Island health and care staff.

21 December 2016
GP Practice Closure times over Christmas NHS111 and Pharmacies can help

By being prepared and acting responsibly, you are helping to keep emergency services free for those who really need them

21 December 2016
Trust supports national campaign to tackle Sepsis

Every year in the UK there are 150,000 cases of Sepsis, resulting 44,000 deaths (more than bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined).

21 December 2016
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Bed occupancy and the Nuffield Trust winter insight briefing

Commenting on the briefing paper from the Nuffield Trust, Isle of Wight NHS Trust Chief Executive Officer Karen Baker said: “At times we struggle with an imbalance in admissions and discharges.  It only takes a few patients one way or the other to tip us into difficulties.  Unlike the mainland, as a small Island we are unable to rely on the support of neighbouring hospitals or care facilities in neighbouring counties. We cope by opening additional capacity but that can be at the expense of patients waiting for surgery."  

16 December 2016
NHS staff battle it out in Christmas tree competition

Staff and patients across 20 different Isle of Wight NHS Trust departments put their artistic skills into practice by decorating a Christmas tree for a competition held this week at St Mary’s Hospital.

13 December 2016
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Gift of life recognised with Order of St John Award

Families whose loved ones donated the gift of life to others have been recognised in a ceremony on the Island.  The award takes the form of a pin badge and a scroll signed by HRH The Duke of Gloucester as Patron of the Priory of the Order of St John.

13 December 2016
Demand on Island’s hospital continues to rise

A number of operations postponed

13 December 2016
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Mortality down at Trust

Details published at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board meeting on Wednesday 7th December show that mortality is down.  The latest rolling 12 months Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio (HSMR) report shows that the average mortality ratio for Isle of Wight NHS Trust is 88.8 – 11 points below the average and 31 points below the Trust’s HSMR three (3) years ago.

13 December 2016
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Trust Hails Healthcare Heroes

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has recognised a group of individuals who have made a significant contribution to healthcare on the Island. 

12 December 2016
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CQC Inspection

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has received some preliminary observations from the Care Quality Commission following its recent inspection (22nd-24th November) and ahead of its full report which is not due for a couple of months.

09 December 2016
Mental Health is much more than just statutory services

Response to article in Isle of Wight County Press on 2nd December 2016 headlined 'My family’s pain’

09 December 2016
Norovirus confirmed at St Mary’s Hospital

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is aware that a number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting are circulating in the community, and Norovirus is reported on a ward at St Mary’s Hospital.

08 December 2016
Not leaving!

Clarification re article in 2nd December 2016 Isle of Wight County Press headlined ‘Romanian doctor resigns after Brexit’.

07 December 2016
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Health and care system under pressure

The health and care system on the Isle of Wight is currently under pressure.  St. Mary’s Hospital escalated its status from ‘red’ (level 3) to ‘black’ (level 4) at 20:00hrs on Sunday 4th December.   The overall status of the health and care system on the Isle of Wight is currently ‘red’ (level 3).

06 December 2016
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Urgent Care Service busy - NHS continues to need you to ‘choose well’

The Urgent Care Service at St. Mary’s is very busy today, Thursday 24th November.  Islanders are urged to make sensible choices about whether their health problem needs urgent care or whether the issue can wait a few days for an appointment with their GP practice.

24 November 2016
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) Published

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) has been published today (Wednesday 23rd November). 

23 November 2016
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Call 111 if you need urgent health advice

Significant pressures lead to cancellation of some scheduled and day case surgery 

Call 111 if you need urgent health advice

Following significant pressures on the health and care system across the Island over the last 24 hours and difficulties in discharging patients from St. Mary’s Hospital, it has been necessary to postpone routine in-patient and day case surgery today, Friday 18th November 2016.  This is to create capacity at St. Mary’s to care for patients who need immediate care.   All patients affected by these postponements have been advised and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

18 November 2016
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Continuing cases of diarrhoea and vomiting (D&V) in the Community

Staff at Isle of Wight NHS Trust are aware that there continue to be a number of cases of diarrhoea and vomiting circulating in the community.   Visitors to the hospital, other health care facilities – GP surgeries, health clinics and nursing homes – and other places where people are vulnerable e.g. residential care homes - that it is vitally important for those who have been unwell with vomiting and/or diarrhoea recently, especially if they have had these symptoms in the past 48 hours, to stop visiting patients, relative or friends.

18 November 2016
Community Mental Health Survey 2016

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is working closely with partners in the Island's 'My Life a Full Life' programme to address many of the concerns raised in this survey.   There are some good examples of where partnership working delivers good outcomes for community mental health service users such as the award winning Serenity Integrated Mentoring project.   We also know from the responses starting to come in via iWantGreatCare that service users have a lot of good things to say about community mental health services.

16 November 2016
Antibiotic Awareness 2016
Help save Antibiotics by not over using them

It’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week (14th to 20th November 2016) and the Infection Control Team at St. Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight are encouraging Islanders to be ‘antibiotic aware’ to help save this vital medicine from becoming obsolete.

14 November 2016
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Taking better care of you

Self Care Week 14 – 20 November 2016

10 November 2016
Flu vaccinations provided at Island Primary Schools

Making sure our children are protected

03 November 2016
Occupational Therapy Week 2016
Island Occupational Therapists highlight their work

Island Occupational Therapists will be highlighting their work during Occupational Therapy Week 2016 which runs from 7th to 13th November 2016.

30 October 2016
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STEVE DOUBLE ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’

Steve Double is a longstanding employee of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust working in its Estates department.   This exhibition at the ‘Full Circle Exhibition Space’, St. Mary’s uses Steve’s personal collection of artworks to chronicle the story of his life.

29 October 2016
Nursing Times Award Winners
Royal award celebrates pioneering partnership in mental health care

Innovative and effective work by Hampshire Constabulary and partner agencies to help mental health patients has been recognised with a prestigious national award endorsed by royalty.

28 October 2016
Catering Options Appraisal

The Trust has asked Wight Life Partnership to undertake an options appraisal which is looking at the following options:

  • Investment in the In-house Catering Service
  • Full outsourcing of all Catering Services
  • Outsourcing of commercial catering
  • Outsourcing of patient food services
27 October 2016
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It's never too late to treat Liver disease

The Hepatology service at St. Mary’s Hospital is transforming the quality of life for people diagnosed with hepatitis C

26 October 2016
Isle of Wight NHS Trust gets impressive results in diabetes weight management

Isle of Wight NHS Trust won second place for having the largest impact on body weight and waist circumference after competing against 72 other Trusts and Health Centres across the UK.

The Trust was presented with an award by charity X-PERT Health after seeing impressive results for its patients attending diabetes education sessions during 2014 and 2015. X-PERT Health provides training to Diabetes practitioners across the country so they in turn, can educate their own patients on self-management of their diabetes.

12 October 2016
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European ReStart a Heart Day

The Isle of Wight NHS Ambulance Service will be offering free CPR and Defibrillator awareness sessions at the Isle of Wight College Sports Hall on Tuesday 18th October between 10:30-15:30.

11 October 2016
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World Mental Health Day call to action - stop depression becoming the leading illness

According to national statistics, one in three adults in England report having experienced a traumatic event in their life and one in six adults report having a common mental health problem in the last week.   For some people this is short lived, but for others it can cause ongoing distress and can impact on their quality of life.

 

 

 

10 October 2016
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New expertise appointed to NHS Trust Board

The Trust has appointed Lena Samuels, as an Associate Non Executive Director. Lena Samuels brings a range of experience in communications and marketing. She joins Vaughan Thomas, who recently joined as a Non-Executive Director and Jon Burwell, who joined the Trust Board as Executive Director of Strategy and Planning.

06 October 2016
Trust Board Meeting – 5th October 2016

The next meeting of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board, is to be held on Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 09:30 a.m. in the Conference Room, School of Health Sciences, St. Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, NEWPORT, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG.   Members of the public are welcome to attend and the papers are available on the Trust’s website at www.iow.nhs.uk under the ‘about us’ section.  The direct link is http://www.iow.nhs.uk/about-us/our-trust-board/2016-board-papers.htm

 

03 October 2016
NHS 111
Significant pressures lead to cancellation of some scheduled and day case surgery

Following significant pressures on the health and care system across the Island over the last 24 hours and difficulties in discharging patients from St. Mary’s Hospital, it has been necessary to postpone some routine in-patient and day case surgery today, Wednesday 28th and tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2016.  This is to create capacity at St. Mary’s to care for patients who need immediate care.   All patients affected by these postponements have been advised and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

28 September 2016
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NHS Leaders write to the Island about changes to Beacon Health Centre and new Urgent Care Service (UCS)

Leaders of the two main NHS bodies on the Island – Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group and Isle of Wight NHS Trust have this week written an open letter to the Island about changes to the Beacon Health Centre and the new Urgent Care Service (UCS)

28 September 2016
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Coughing for 3 weeks? Get out of breath easily? Tell your doctor

“You’re not wasting anyone’s time by getting symptoms checked.” is the advice from healthcare professionals in support of the latest national Be Clear on Cancer campaign which raises awareness of lung disease and lung cancer.

26 September 2016
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Plan

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sustainability and Transformation Plan is still in development.

23 September 2016
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Not sure what to do when your child is unwell?

New FREE NHS website launched for parents and healthcare professionals

20 September 2016
Heatwave on the way - September 2016

During hot spells vulnerable groups, such as the older people, feel the acute effects of heat more than others and it’s long been recognised that death rates rise in the early stages of heatwaves.

12 September 2016
Two New Directors appointed to NHS Trust Board

New expertise has been recruited to the Board of the Island’s NHS Trust which oversees the unique integrated ambulance, community, hospital, mental health and learning disability services provided on the Island.    

08 September 2016
Mental health crisis advice line down

Due to a technical problem with the out of hours mental health crisis advice phone line is down.  Alternative arrangements have been put in place.

 

07 September 2016
Trust takes prompt action to review possible concerns about Endoscopy appointment procedure

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has taken prompt and effective action to address concerns that a limited number of Endoscopy patients may not have received their appointments in a timely way. The incident only involves patients referred for colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, gastroscopy or endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP).  It does not involve urology patients referred for bladder examinations (cystoscopy).  No children are involved as the service offered on the Island is only for adults.

07 September 2016
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Isle of Wight a “beacon for the rest of the NHS”

Chairman of NHS Health Education England speaks highly of the Island’s NHS

06 September 2016
Trust Board Meeting – 7th September 2016

The next meeting of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board, is to be held on Wednesday 7th September 2016 at 09:30 a.m. in Committee Room 5, County Hall, High Street, NEWPORT, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD.

05 September 2016
NHS 111
Significant pressures lead to cancellation of some scheduled and day case surgery

Following significant pressures on the health and care system across the Island over and post the bank holiday weekend and difficulties in discharging patients from St. Mary’s Hospital it has been necessary to postpone some routine in-patient and day case surgery today, Thursday 1st September 2016.  This is to create capacity at St. Mary’s to care for patients who need immediate care.   All patients affected by these postponements have been advised and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

01 September 2016
Industrial action by Junior Doctors 12-16 September 2016

Well-prepared contingency plans will be put in place to ensure minimum disruption

01 September 2016
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Popular Health & Wellbeing Roadshow returns to Ryde

FREE event - 10am-3pm 15th September at Aspire in Dover Street, Ryde

30 August 2016
Need health advice? Choose the right NHS Service this Bank Holiday

GP Practices will be closed on Monday 29th August but there are a number of other services available to help you

21 August 2016
Mental health advice line down - please call 111

Due to a technical problem with the out of hours mental health crisis advice phone line (01983-522214) those requiring the service should ring 111.

12 August 2016
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Trust welcomes new Parkinson’s Disease Practitioner

A highly experienced Parkinson’s Disease Practitioner has recently taken up post at St. Mary’s Hospital.

11 August 2016
Trust Chair speaks out on Ofsted Chair's comments

Trust Chair Eve Richardson has spoken about her concern about the image of the Island portrayed in Ofsted Chair David Hoare's recent comments.

10 August 2016
Maverick TV filming at St. Mary's Hospital

Maverick TV are filming a new series of Bizarre ER.  One of the four hospitals selected to take part is St. Mary's.

10 August 2016
Coughing for 3 weeks? Get our of breath easily?

Tell your doctor

04 August 2016
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Prompt Response To Systems Failure at St. Mary’s Hospital

Telephone and IT systems at St. Mary’s Hospital failed for a short time overnight on Tuesday 26th July due to a rare failure of the uninterruptable power supply (UPS) to the computer servers at St. Mary’s Hospital. Well rehearsed contingency plans were activated immediately with special arrangements in place for 999 calls to be routed by British Telecom to the Ambulance service. A significant internal incident was declared and key partner agencies were alerted.

29 July 2016
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Male outdoor workers encouraged to 'Cover up mate'

Skin cancer in men continues to rise

19 July 2016
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Look after your kidneys!

July is ‘Think Kidneys’ month. Find out more about keeping your kidneys healthy.

13 July 2016
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Health services under pressure - July 2016

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is appealing for the public’s help in choosing the right health service appropriate for their needs, as Island hospital capacity is being used at peak levels.

12 July 2016
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iWantGreatCare

A new initiative to collect valuable feedback about patients' and carers’ experiences of services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust began on Monday 4th July with the start of a partnership with a leading patient feedback company.

06 July 2016
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Police and NHS warn of dangers of rogue ecstasy tablets in circulation on the Isle of Wight

Police and the NHS are warning people on the Isle of Wight about a rogue batch of ecstasy tablets that is circulating on the Island that has led to at least 4 people having to be treated in hospital.

03 July 2016
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Trust Board Meeting – 6th July 2016

The next meeting of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board, is to be held on Wednesday 6th July 2016 at 09:30 a.m. in the Conference Room, School of Health Sciences, St. Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, NEWPORT, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG.

01 July 2016
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Taking fundraising to new heights

Charlotte is abseiling the Spinnaker tower

16 June 2016
Freshwater Bay resident receives medal to mark 50 years of living with diabetes

A resident of Freshwater Bay was recently presented with a medal from Diabetes UK to mark 50 years since she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1966.

Esme Ballard has type 1 diabetes, a condition that occurs when the body is unable to produce insulin, a hormone needed to control the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Only 10 per cent of people with diabetes have type 1; the rest have type 2.

15 June 2016
NHS Careers Fair - another great success with 400 attending

The second NHS Careers Fair, held on 16 April 2016, built on the success of the previous one held in November 2015 with the whole of the Education Centre at St Mary’s Hospital used as the venue to showcase an extensive range of services.

14 June 2016
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Children’s Memorial Service

Sunday 26th June 2015 3pm at St. Mary’s Hospital

14 June 2016
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Putting the spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Awareness Week 13-19 June 2016

13 June 2016
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Get the best advice at Festival 2016

Staff from the Island's Sexual Health Service are joining the Domestic Abuse Forum at this years Festival to provide information and advice to Festival goers.

10 June 2016
Want to be a member of our Patient Council?

Help shape the future of integrated healthcare.

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has a limited number of vacancies on the Trust’s Patient Council and we are offering members of the public an opportunity to apply.

08 June 2016
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Helping parents to keep their children safe and healthy

Child Safety Week 2016

08 June 2016
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No better time to say ‘Thank You’

National Volunteers Week 1-12 June 2016

02 June 2016
Incident at East Cowes - Wed 1 June

NHS Statement

02 June 2016
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Call 111 before attending the Beacon Centre

Anyone attending the Beacon this weekend for something which is not considered urgent should expect a long wait.

26 May 2016
Island Admiral Nurses Launched at Nurses Day Celebration

Nurses, Midwives, Healthcare Assistants and Allied Health Professionals from across the Island have come together, with pride, to celebrate International Nurses Day.   The Island's new Admiral Nurses service was launched.

16 May 2016
Careers and Cookies

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is holding a ‘Careers & Cookies’ event next Friday (20th May) to allow students the opportunity to meet staff from the Trust in a relaxed environment and discover what they do and what job opportunities are available.

14 May 2016
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All welcome at mental health fete at St. Mary’s Hospital

A public event is being held at St Mary’s Hospital in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week 2016 (16-22 May).    A mental health awareness fete is being held on Friday 20th May between 1 and 4p.m.to highlight the positive steps people can take to boost their mental wellbeing by focusing on their relationships.

12 May 2016
My life a full life
National health and social care experts join Island project to reshape services


Some of the country’s leading figures in health and social care are working with people on the Island to reshape the way these services are delivered on the Island.

04 May 2016
Cowes to host free Health and Wellbeing Roadshow

Wednesday May 11 between 10am and 4pm

03 May 2016
There’s no stopping local heart patient

Supporting Heart Failure Awareness Day – Friday 6th May 2016

28 April 2016
Chemical Incident in Cowes

The Island's Ambulance Service has this evening been responding with other emergency services to the incident in Cowes.

27 April 2016
Call 111
Update on Junior Doctors Industrial action 26 & 27 April 2016

The health and care system on the Isle of Wight coped well with the junior doctors action on 26th April.

27 April 2016
Health Services over the Bank Holiday Weekend

Islanders are being reminded to use NHS services appropriately and speak to a Pharmacist or call 111 for non-urgent health advice.

27 April 2016
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Industrial action by Junior Doctors – 26th & 27th April 2016

Well-prepared contingency plans have been put in place to ensure minimum disruption during the next planned industrial action by Junior Doctors.  There will be a full withdrawal of labour by junior doctors between 8am and 5pm on Tuesday April 26 and Wednesday April 27 (18 hours in total). 

25 April 2016
Can you help us reach our target of 1000?

Supporting Allergy Awareness Week 25th April – 1st May 2016
The David Hide Asthma and Allergy Centre at St. Mary’s Hospital is encouraging Islanders to find out more about research throughout Allergy Awareness Week (25th April – 1st May) and support a number of local studies they are running looking at the development of asthma and allergy in young people.

22 April 2016
Spring into ‘Four’ with the Trust

Members’ magazine published and Medicine for Members' meeting scheduled for 26th April.

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has launched its sixth issue (Spring 2016) of the Members’ Magazine, ‘Four’ and announced its latest Medicine for Members’ meeting.

‘Four’ is full of stories with the aim of keeping members informed of what is happening in the Trust.

21 April 2016
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Trust’s Memory Service to host dementia play

“Don’t Leave Me Now”, by the acclaimed playwright Brian Daniels, is set to return for the third year running, with two free performances at Quay Arts, Newport.

20 April 2016
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Spike in numbers attending Emergency Department

A spike in the number of people attending the Emergency Department at St Mary’s Hospital last night (18 April) led to a lengthy wait for those with non-life threatening conditions.

19 April 2016
Diarrhoea and vomiting affecting patients and staff at Poppy Unit

Poppy Unit, an acute ward out in the community at Solent Grange Nursing Home, has been affected by an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting. The virus has affected a number of staff and patients on the unit.

Immediate action has been taken to help contain the virus and minimise the risk of it spreading to other patients. Poppy Unit is currently closed to new admissions and the movement of staff between affected and non-affected areas is restricted. 

Those planning to visit Poppy Unit should only do so if it is essential and this will be at the discretion of unit staff.    No children (aged 16 and under) or elderly or vulnerable adults (e.g. those with existing long term conditions) should visit Poppy Unit.

14 April 2016
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Call for public participation in next phase of health and care redesign

The My Life A Full Life programme is calling for expressions of interest from people on the Island who want to become more involved in helping to shape the future of its health and care services.

14 April 2016
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“So, you want to nurse?”

A Godshill man has taken a giant career leap from computing to caring, and is among those helping to fulfil a growing need for nurses on the Isle of Wight through the “So, you want to nurse?” campaign.

13 April 2016
Mental Health Crisis Advice phone line back up and running

We're pleased to say that the technical problem affecting our Mental Health Crisis Advice phone line has now been resolved.

08 April 2016
New temporary number for out of hours Mental Health advice line

Due to a technical problem with the out of hours mental health crisis advice phone line, there is a temporary change to the phone number for service users.

07 April 2016
Beacon Centre is not closing

The Trust has written to the County Press following publication of a front page article incorrectly headlined 'Beacon walk-in service axed'.

06 April 2016
Industrial action by Junior Doctors – 6-8th April 2016

Well-prepared contingency plans have been put in place to ensure minimum disruption during the next planned industrial action by Junior Doctors.  Junior doctors will only be providing emergency care for a period of 48 hours, from 8am on Wednesday 6 April and 8am on Friday 8 April.  Patients who have existing appointments or scheduled operations during this period should attend as normal, unless they are contacted by a member of Trust staff to rearrange their treatment.

05 April 2016
Trust Board Meeting – 6th April 2016

The next meeting of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board, is to be held on Wednesday 6th April 2016 at 09:30 a.m. in the Seminar Room at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Halberry Lane, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2ER.    Please note the different venue.  During the course of 2016 the Trust Board meeting will be holding some meetings in venues away from St. Mary’s Hospital.

04 April 2016
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Health services under pressure

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is appealing for the public’s help in choosing the right health service appropriate for their needs, as Island hospital capacity is being used at peak levels.

04 April 2016
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Beacon Health Centre

All the partners who arrange and provide health care services on the Island are working to resolve the current difficulties caused by GP vacancies.   This includes reviewing the way services are provided to make sure those that are in need of urgent or emergency care receive services at the right time and in the right place.

01 April 2016
Publication of the End of Life Care Audit – Dying in Hospital welcomed

The ‘End of Life Care Audit – Dying in Hospital’ was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England. HQIP is led by a consortium of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Royal College of Nursing and National Voices. Its aim is to promote the use of clinical audit to help drive quality improvement in healthcare.

30 March 2016
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Island residents help shape future of health and care services

The first in a number of events to gather feedback from the public on the future of health and care on the Island were held last week.

30 March 2016
Visitor watches intubation display at NHS Careers Fair
Event to showcase NHS careers on the Isle of Wight

The vast range of NHS careers available right on the doorstep is being highlighted this month (Saturday, 16 April 2016).

29 March 2016
Photography Exhibition - Durbar Edward VII
Photography Exhibition: ZOE BARKER

Photography Exhibition: ZOE BARKER The Convalescent Home for Officers, Osborne House in the Full Circle Exhibition Space, St. Marys Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight between Tuesday 5th April and Friday 1st July 2016.  Admission FREE. Open Daily 9.00am – 9.00pm.

29 March 2016

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