NHS Week has become an annual national event and to celebrate this occasion on the Island, the Isle of Wight Healthcare Trust will be holding the following events to coincide with NHS Week.
- Tuesday, 4 July Official Opening of A & E Department
- Tuesday, 4 July Meadowbrook, Ryde 2nd Birthday
- Wednesday, 5 July Chief Executive’s Gold Award 2001 Launch
- Thursday, 6 July Applegate Breast Care Nurses Open Day
- Friday, 7 July Ryde High School Students Smugglers’ Isle
- Saturday, 8 July St Mary’s Summer Fayre
On Tuesday, 4 July, the Trust will be holding the official opening ceremony of the modernised A & E Department at St Mary’s Hospital. Further details to follow later in the week.
At the Meadowbrook 2nd Birthday Party there will be a presentation of achievement certificates and a short concert by Meadowbrook choir. The official opening of the pergola, which has been erected in memory of Darren Spink who attended Meadowbrook until he died earlier this year will take place. The monies for this project have been donated by Mr and Mrs Spink.
The Chief Executive’s Gold Award 2001 will be launched on Wednesday, 5 July - this follows the successful introduction of this award last year when over 25 submissions were made. Staff are invited to submit ideas or projects to improve the quality of their service, the shortlisted projects are then developed and implemented and a final written entry submitted. A first prize of £1,000 will be announced at next years Annual Award Ceremony.
The Applegate Breast Care Nurses at St Mary’s Hospital are holding an open day on Thursday, 6 July between 10.00 - 4.00 a.m. when an exclusive dress designer, who specialises in clothing for those who have had breast surgery or lymphoedema, will be available. There will also be two breast care nurses available to answer any questions and an exhibition of complementary therapies, lymphoedema, breast screening, breast prostheses etc.
The Trust is delighted to welcome students from Ryde High School on Friday, 7 July to perform extracts from Smugglers’ Isle prior to making their debut at the Millennium Dome. Smugglers’ isle follows the fortunes of twelve fictional female smugglers, carrying out their illegal trade at the ‘back of the Wight’ the notorious stretch of dangerous coast between St Catherine’s Light and Freshwater.
To mark the end of NHS Week, the Trust is holding its annual Summer Fayre this year by the duck pond at St Mary’s Hospital. The Fayre will be officially opened by Dr Mobbs, the High Sheriff, and there will be a varied assortment of stalls, arena events and the League of Friends raffle. There will be plenty of parking, free admission and fun for all the family!