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NHS Print Service celebrate official opening of new premises

Supporting the NHS on the Island for the past 30 years

22 June 2017
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Small number of routine operations delayed as St. Mary’s Hospital deals with high level of admissions

A significantly high number of very poorly patients admitted to hospital and ongoing difficulties in discharging patients has resulted in the need to postpone some in-patient surgery today (Wednesday 21st June).

21 June 2017
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Cover Up Mate

Men: You owe it to your families to take the risk of skin cancer seriously

20 June 2017
Take care in heatwave say hospital medics and nurses

Medics and nurses at Isle of Wight NHS Trust are urging Islanders to be careful during the current spell of hot weather which is forecast to last until Thursday 22nd June.

19 June 2017
25th Anniversary
Celebrating 25 years of Hospital Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy Service at St. Mary’s Hospital celebrated its 25th Anniversary earlier this month with a special service held at St. Mary’s.

19 June 2017
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All welcome at Children’s Memorial Service

Parents and families are warmly invited to attend this year’s annual Children’s Memorial Service at St. Mary’s Hospital.  The service takes place on Sunday 25th June at 3pm alongside the hospital duck pond and is a service of remembrance for families who have lost a child.

15 June 2017
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Don’t let embarrassment prevent your cancer screening

Making time to take up your screening appointment is the single most important active step you can take to avoid developing cancer

12 June 2017
New scanner brings pressure ulcer cases down to zero

A new innovation which is transforming care locally through early detection of pressure ulcers has been recognised at the National Patient Safety Awards held last month.

09 June 2017
Skin Cancer Nurses on hand to help you stay safe in the sun

As summer approaches it is easy to forget how damaging the sun is to our skin and the importance of simple sun protection to reduce your risk of skin cancer.

09 June 2017
NHS 111
Services under pressure as plans put in place for Festival weekend

Health care services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust are under significant pressure as plans are put in place for the forthcoming IW Festival weekend.

06 June 2017
Quality Care, Everyone, Every Time
Trust Board Meeting to discuss progress on improving quality of services at Island’s Health Trust

The next meeting of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board, is to be held on Wednesday 7th June 2017 at 09:00 a.m. in the Conference Room, School of Health Sciences, St. Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, NEWPORT, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG.

05 June 2017
SIM HSJ Award Mental Health
Winners speak about HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

A pioneering project, which integrates mental health care and policing on the Isle of Wight, has scooped two prestigious national healthcare awards, and was Highly Commended in a third category.

01 June 2017
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Two hospitalised after taking rogue ecstasy tablets

Police Officers have issued a warning about a rogue batch of ecstasy tablets that is circulating on the Isle of Wight after two people were admitted to St Mary's hospital.

31 May 2017
‘You make the difference’

National Volunteers Week 1-7 June

If you have come into contact with one of the 400 or more volunteers working at St. Mary’s Hospital and across the Island community, you will know first-hand how their support contributes to making every patient’s visit to hospital or clinic a better experience.

31 May 2017
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CQC rate NHS 111 service as ‘Good’

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has welcomed the latest ratings from the Care Quality Commission. The Trust’s NHS 111 service, part of the Island’s innovative integrated care hub, has been rated ‘Good’. The ‘walk-in’ element of the Urgent Care Services has been rated ‘requires improvement’.   The CQC inspected the services in March 2017.

26 May 2017
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SIM scores the double at the HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards

A pioneering project, which integrates mental health care and policing on the Isle of Wight, has tonight - Tuesday, 24 May - scooped two prestigious national healthcare awards, and was Highly Commended in a third category.

24 May 2017
Take regular medication? Don’t get caught short this Bank Holiday

If you take regular medication now is the time to check and make sure you have a supply to see you through the May Bank Holiday. Arranging your repeat prescription in advance and knowing which services are available when GP Practices are closed will take away any unnecessary inconvenience and worry.

22 May 2017
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Important advice for people with Diabetes

Changes to Lucozade from April 2017

18 May 2017
Cyber Attack: Advice for Patients

A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services). This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS but it has had an impact on NHS services.   

15 May 2017
National Cyber Incident

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has NOT been directly affected to date, by Fridays National Cyber Incident.

13 May 2017
‘Happy Nurses Day to all our Nurses’

International Nurses Day 2017

Each year the care and compassion that Isle of Wight NHS Trust nurses provide for patients on the Island is recognised and celebrated on International Nurses Day.

12 May 2017
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Extraordinary meeting to discuss CQC inspection report

The next meeting of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board, is to be held on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at 09:30 a.m. in the School of Health Sciences, St. Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG.  This will be an extraordinary meeting of the Trust Board to formally receive and respond to the Care Quality Commission’s recent inspection report.

10 May 2017
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The ‘Seahorse Garden’ at St. Mary’s Hospital

A quiet area dedicated to the survivors of childhood abuse

04 May 2017
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Hospital radio extends hours and goes online

Sunshine Hospital Radio, broadcasting from St. Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight have increased their broadcasting hours and introduced an online service.

01 May 2017
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Health Star Awards Finalists

Isle of Wight NHS Trust were finalists in the ITV Good Morning Britain Health Star Awards 2017.  See the film here.

28 April 2017
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Is your child protected?

New campaign reminds parents of the importance of childhood vaccinations

26 April 2017
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New Interim Chief Executive appointed

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has appointed Maggie Oldham, an experienced NHS leader, as its interim chief executive. Her appointment follows the recent departure of the Trust’s previous Chief Executive and the publication of a Care Quality Commission report on the quality of care provided by the Trust. Ms Oldham will take up her interim role on Tuesday 2 May 2017.

26 April 2017
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Health Advice for the May Bank Holiday Weekend

Island health and care services are urging Islanders to ensure their repeat prescriptions are ordered in advance and know which services are available over the forthcoming May bank holiday weekend.

22 April 2017
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More staff recognised for outstanding efforts

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has recognised a group of individuals who have made a significant contribution to healthcare on the Island.   This includes Dr John Pike who has been recognised as the Trust’s employee of the month for March 2017 and was a key individual in the Trust’s award winning programme to treat Sepsis in the community.

21 April 2017
Womens Health Open Day Success

Over 60 women from across the Island, came together recently to find out more about managing pelvic floor (PF) related problems.

20 April 2017
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Charity football match to raise funds for the Joe Ellis Trust

A charity football match between Hampshire Constabulary and Isle of Wight NHS Trust is set to raise money for local charity, the Joe Ellis Trust.   The Trust is a children's registered charity, based on the Isle of Wight, which helps island children who have cancer and their families in their time of need. The Trust was set up in loving memory of Joe Ellis, who died on 30/6/14 at the tender age of just 13years, after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma cancer.

19 April 2017
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Good Morning Britain’s Health Star Awards Finalist From Isle Of Wight NHS Trust

Staff from Isle of Wight NHS Trust are one of the finalists for this year’s Good Morning Britain Health Star Awards.   The Island’s ‘Pre-pip’ programme delivers high dose antibiotics in the community to patients who are diagnosed with the killer condition sepsis.  Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection.   Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death.

18 April 2017
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Diagnosing bowel cancer early: right test, right time

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

Bowel Cancer Screening could save your life but you have to return the test. Last year, just 59.9% of Islanders eligible for screening (aged 60-74 yrs.) took up the offer and returned their sample kit for testing.

13 April 2017
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Trust commits to addressing CQC concerns

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published a report on the quality of care provided by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. The Trust’s overall rating is “inadequate” and as a result of the CQC report the Trust will be placed in special measures.

11 April 2017
Diabetes Patient Awarded Alan Nabarro Medal

An Island patient has been awarded the Alan Nabarro medal in recognition of his courage and perseverance of living with diabetes.

10 April 2017
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Fun day out to say ‘thank you’ to families

Over 100 families joined the IOW Study Team at Tapnell Farm

04 April 2017
CQC report not published yet

The Trust has responded to reports on BBC Hampshire & Isle of Wight and BBC South News about the forthcoming CQC report.

03 April 2017
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Good Luck Tom!

A Catering Porter Supervisor at St. Mary’s Hospital is preparing for his next challenge in support of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice

03 April 2017
Quality Care, Everyone, Every Time
Isle of Wight NHS Trust to recruit new Chief Executive

Karen Baker, Chief Executive of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, is to stand down from her role today, 31 March 2017.  The Trust board have asked Executive Medical Director Dr Mark Pugh to step in as acting Chief Executive for a short period.   The Trust Board expect to confirm in April the appointment of an interim Chief Executive. He or she will be with the Trust for up to six months whilst the Trust board undertake the recruitment of a new permanent Chief Executive.

31 March 2017
Isle of Wight mental health project shortlisted for national patient safety 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
Quality Care, Everyone, Every Time
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
NHS 111
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
Quality Care, Everyone, Every Time
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
Quality Care, Everyone, Every Time
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
Quality Care, Everyone, Every Time
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
Pharmacy First
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
Quality Care, Everyone, Every Time
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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