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Demand continues to put unprecedented pressure on Island NHS

We are appealing to Island residents for help in easing the ongoing pressure on our services.

30 September 2022
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Young learners take their first step towards a rewarding NHS career

The Trust welcomed its first cohort of 13 young learners, who joined the Careers for Young People Programme earlier this month (5 September).

This innovative training programme was developed in partnership with colleagues from HTP Apprenticeship College as part of a two-year education programme which offers a route into a fulfilling NHS career.

30 September 2022
Changes to parking charges at St. Mary’s Hospital

Following a review carried out in 2020, Isle of Wight NHS Trust has introduced new parking charges for patients and visitors from 3 October 2022.

30 September 2022
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Community Mental Health Service shortlisted for a 2022 Royal College of Psychiatrists Award.

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Community Mental Health Service have been shortlisted for a Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Award in the category ‘Psychiatric Team of the Year 2022: Working-age Adults’.

29 September 2022
People on the Isle of Wight encouraged to register their decision to give the gift of life

This Organ Donation Week (26th September to 2nd October) Isle of Wight NHS Trust and NHS Blood and Transplant and are calling on people to register their donation decision and talk to their families about organ donation as more than 6,500 people are actively waiting for a transplant across the UK.

28 September 2022
Recruitment open day for those passionate about keeping patients safe

If you would you like to be part of a vital expanding team, ensuring high standards of cleanliness are achieved for our patients, visitors, and staff then we would love to see you at our recruitment open day on Saturday 1 October 2022, from 10am to 2pm.

23 September 2022
Trust appeals to public for ongoing support

We remain under significant pressure despite calling an end to a critical incident caused by high levels of demand for emergency care.

22 September 2022
Sustained demand prompts Critical Incident declaration

In response to sustained demand for our services, we have declared a Critical Incident today (Wednesday 21 September 2022).

21 September 2022
Island community invited to our Veteran Awareness open day

We are working towards achieving national Veteran Aware status to ensure the best possible NHS care is provided for veterans, their families, and to those who are still serving in the UK’s armed forces. We will be holding a drop in event on Thursday 29 September 2022, from 10am to 2pm, for members of the public to come along and meet representatives from a range of veteran support services.

21 September 2022
Mandatory face masks no longer required by our Trust

From Thursday 1 September 2022, visitors to St Mary’s Hospital and other Trust sites are once again no longer required to wear face masks, unless it is their personal preference to do so.

31 August 2022
Tasty fundraiser sees £1,200 raised for Friends of St Mary’s Hospital

Biomedical Scientist, Jussna Mateen and Indian restaurant, Eastern Eye, in Sandown have raised an incredible £1,200 for The Friends of St Mary’s Hospital by organising a tasty takeaway meal for some hungry pathologists at Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

30 August 2022
Ryde lifeguards receive Ambulance Service Commendation Award

Our Ambulance Service has awarded the Ryde Beach Lifegaurd team with an Ambulance Service Commendation Award for their outstanding contribution and support.

 

16 August 2022
Start your career in healthcare at our recruitment open day

If you are looking to start your career in healthcare then come along to our recruitment open day for healthcare support workers on Saturday 20 August 2022 from 10am to 2pm at St Mary’s Hospital.

15 August 2022
Oh yes, they did! The Wight Strollers panto funds 10th Public Access Defibrillator

The Wight Strollers have made their 10th Public Access Defibrillator donation following the enormous success of their most recent pantomime, Dick Whittington.

13 August 2022
Isle of Wight NHS Trust shortlisted for three HSJ Awards

We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted in three categories for this year’s Health Service Journal Awards (HSJ):

  • Primary and Community Care Provider of the Year
  • Provider Collaboration of the Year - Hampshire and Isle of Wight People and OD Collaborative
  • HSJ Partnership Award - Clinically assessing and mitigating risk for outpatient backlogs - proactive Covid recovery initiatives
11 August 2022
Critical incident stood down but significant pressure remains

We have taken the decision to stand down the critical incident that was called last week in response to sustained pressure on its services.

11 August 2022
Critical incident declared at Isle of Wight NHS Trust due to pressure on services

We have declared a critical incident in response to sustained pressure on our services.

High levels of demand and difficulties in discharging people into social care means that St Mary’s Hospital is close to capacity.

 

05 August 2022
Our appeal to Islanders to help get people out of hospital

Our senior doctors and nurses are appealing to residents to support St Mary’s Hospital as it deals with increasing demand for services.

04 August 2022
Get the right medical help this Cowes Week

With Cowes Week underway, we are urging residents and visitors to to take extra care to stay safe outside.

02 August 2022
New out-of-hours adult ‘safe haven’ for Ryde

A new service to provide year-round mental health crisis support to adults across the Isle of Wight has gone live in Ryde.

Ryde Safe Haven offers any over 18s on the Island a ‘safe space’ out of hours on Fridays, weekends and bank holidays.

It follows the success of Newport Safe Haven, which opened three years ago and has, in the past year, supported more than 650 people, who live across the Island.

02 August 2022
Dedicated team in place for head and neck cancer patients

To support the needs of our Island patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer we have a dedicated multi-professional clinic, based in our ear nose and throat department, in place for those who have to travel to the mainland for treatment.

27 July 2022
A last minute submission leads to finalist spot for Jade

One of our student nurses, Jade Wareham, has been shortlisted for a Royal College of Nursing Award after sending off her submission the day before the deadline.

22 July 2022
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Island NHS Trust launches new Green Plan

This week we have launched our ambitious response to the challenge of climate change with a new 3-year sustainable development plan

21 July 2022
Isle of Wight NHS Summer Fete Postponed

We have had to make the difficult decision to postpone our Summer Fete due to take place on Saturday 23 July due to the potential fire risk caused by the recent heatwave.

20 July 2022
Community continence team shortlisted for a Nursing Times award 2022

We are delighted to announce that its Community Continence Team has been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award 2022. 

 

14 July 2022
Islanders warned about 'perfect storm' as pressure on local NHS services reaches critical levels

Our Executive Team are warning of the impact of unprecedented pressure on local health services and are appealing to local residents for help.

13 July 2022
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Dementia Outreach Team providing support seven days a week

Our Dementia Outreach Team have extended their community outreach service to provide a seven-days-a-week service, open from 8am to 6pm, for people on the Island who have been diagnosed with dementia.

11 July 2022
Reintroduction of face masks

We are reintroducing mask wearing at St Mary’s Hospital and other Trust buildings following a rise in COVID-19 cases.

07 July 2022
World’s First Chemo Drone Delivery Announced on NHS Birthday

Our cancer patients will be the first in the world to benefit from chemotherapy delivered by drone as part of a new trial. 

05 July 2022
Fun for all the family as our summer fete returns

We are inviting the Island community to our annual summer fete on Saturday 23 July 2022 at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, after a 2 year hiatus.

24 June 2022
Thousands still not attending vital cervical screening appointments

As the UK marks Cervical Screening Awareness Week, women on the Island are being reminded of the importance of booking their cervical screening appointments. Figures show nearly a third of those eligible are not coming forward for their appointments.

23 June 2022
End of Life Care service recognised for providing high quality care

Our End of Life Care Service has received national recognition for its services to support people, and their families, who are receiving end of life care.

20 June 2022
Face masks no longer required

From Monday 20 June 2022, visitors to St Mary’s Hospital and other Trust sites are no longer required to wear face masks, unless it is their personal preference to do so

20 June 2022
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Rayn rings the bell to signal the end of his cancer treatment

Four-year-old Rayn Thomson has been receiving treatment at St. Mary's for a Myofibroblastic tumour 

26 May 2022
Exciting New NHS Career Opportunity for Young People to become an NHS Hero

The IOW NHS Trust is proud to have launched the IOW NHS Trust Careers for Young People Programme this week with colleagues from HTP Apprenticeship College.

24 May 2022
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Isle of Wight Dementia Strategy set to launch

Plans to improve the health and well-being of Islanders living with dementia, ensuring they and their families and carers are supported, have been unveiled at an official launch event held in Newport earlier today (Friday 20 May 2022).

20 May 2022
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Two new portable ECG machines thanks to Osborne Masonic Lodge

The IOW NHS Trust’s Community Heart Failure Team were overwhelmed to receive a fantastic donation of three thousand five hundred pounds from Osborne Masonic lodge.

19 May 2022
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IOW NHS Trust excited to welcome first ever cohort of Operating Department Practitioner Apprentices

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is proud to be working in partnership with the University of Derby on their first ever Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) apprenticeship programme.

13 May 2022
Research Team supports important genetic study into severe COVID-19

Our Research Team have supported the world’s largest study of the genetics of critical COVID-19.

The study involving more than 57,000 people worldwide, has revealed fresh details about some of the biological mechanisms behind the severe form of the dis

06 May 2022
Dementia Navigators support people living with the effects of dementia

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has launched a Dementia Navigators service to help support people who are living with the effects of dementia or awaiting a dementia assessment.

05 May 2022
Isorropia supporting easier access to mental health support

The Isle of Wight’s mental health wellbeing organisation, Isorropia Foundation, is now open to self-referrals.

People struggling with their mental health and wellbeing can now directly access help from Isorropia Foundation without needing to be referred there by a professional.

27 April 2022
Community wellbeing event set to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is hosting an outdoor public event to mark Mental Health Awareness Week 202 on Thursday 12 May 2022.

22 April 2022
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The IW Ambulance Service is first in the country to transfer to a new national communication system

Frequentis LifeX is a state-of-the-art control room solution used by ambulance dispatchers to communicate with ambulance crews.

19 April 2022
Horses Opening Doors to improved mental health for our island community

In July last year the Trust's Mental Health Charitable Fund awarded Bodster Equine Assisted Learning £10k for their Horses Opening Doors programme.

13 April 2022
Appeal as more than 8,500 people attend Emergency Departments in Hampshire and Isle of Wight in just one week

Health leaders today issue a fresh appeal to communities as figures reveal more than 8,500 people attended an Emergency Department (ED) in Hampshire and Isle of Wight in the last week alone.

On just one day more than 1,460 people attended a local ED – one every single minute.

13 April 2022
Urgent plea to public in Hampshire and Isle of Wight amid "perfect storm" of NHS pressures and rocketing rates of COVID-19

Health leaders today issue an urgent plea to communities amid a “perfect storm” of rising pressure on services and rocketing COVID-19 rates.

06 April 2022
Staying safe as free COVID-19 testing ends

Remember hands, face and space, to keep safe and well.

31 March 2022
We have won an award for Best Elective Care Recovery Initiative

In partnership with Medefer, our Trust has won an award for Best Elective Care Recovery Initiative at the at this year’s HSJ Partnership Awards 2022. 

25 March 2022
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New Community Prehabilitation Service provides assessment and support for people waiting for planned surgery

A new Community Prehabilitation Service is supporting patients awaiting surgery, to take the steps needed to improve both their physical and mental health in preparation for their surgical procedure.

17 March 2022
Island collaboration leads to healthcare solution

Working in partnership with Island based design and manufacture company Inflight Peripherals Limited (IFPL), our Trust has designed a new innovative compact personal protective equipment (PPE) station to help support our busy staff to meet important infection prevention and control measures.

16 March 2022
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Isle of Wight NHS Trust further ease visiting restrictions

Isle of Wight NHS Trust will be easing visitor restrictions at St. Mary’s Hospital to allow patients to have increased contact with family and loved ones.

13 March 2022
Supporting and empowering survivors of domestic abuse on International Women’s Day

Our Trust is the first NHS Trust in England to sign up to the Employee Domestic Abuse Covenant (EDAC) to support and empower survivors of domestic abuse to enter or re-enter the workplace.

08 March 2022
Positive changes continue this LGBT History Month

Positive changes continue this LGBT History Month as our LGBT+ Equality Staff Network appoint an executive sponsor to help champion and support changes to improve equality, diversity and inclusion at our Trust.

26 February 2022
COVID-19 measures at Isle of Wight NHS Trust remain in place

The UK Government announced that England will remove all remaining domestic COVID-19 restrictions in law from Thursday 24 February.

23 February 2022
Health and Care Conversations - help improve Island services

We want to hear what you think about local healthcare

17 February 2022
Making our Trust a more inclusive place for everyone

Staff member Daisy reflects on the recent improvements at our Trust to mark LGBT+ History Month

17 February 2022
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Mental health support for children and young people attending the Emergency Department

It’s Children’s Mental Health Week (7 to 13 February) and this year’s theme is growing together, finding ways to grow emotionally, and finding ways to help each other grow.

As part of healthy development, children and young people need opportunities to explore new things, to experiment and to challenge themselves physically and mentally. However, over the last couple of years, things have not been ideal for young people, with many struggling to cope with the changes and restrictions imposed throughout the pandemic. 

11 February 2022
Celebrating our future NHS

National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to celebrate the many NHS apprentices that are well on their way to exciting careers in the National Health Service

07 February 2022
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Start a conversation about mental health today

Today is Time to Talk Day (3 February) and this day marks a national initiative to encourage conversations about mental health, bringing friends, families, communities, and workplaces together to talk, listen and to help change lives.

This annual event aims to work towards ending mental health discrimination. Having conversations offers people the opportunity to be open and honest about their mental health and helps to empower them to seek help when they need it.

03 February 2022
Surgical Scarf Project implemented to support Muslim women looking to build a career in surgery

Junior doctors Dr Azra Khatun and her colleague Dr Suga Roy have founded and implemented the Surgical Scarf Project at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust to support Muslim women looking to build a career in theatres.

01 February 2022
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Community Health and Care Day Hub brings support closer to home

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has launched a pioneering new Community Day Hub in Freshwater to help people who need additional support to stay well and to live independently.

The Day Hub was set up in October last year, as part of a winter pilot scheme. Since its launch, nearly 25 residents have used the service provided by this integrated community network, with many benefitting from care provision, support, advice and signposting on issues such as ongoing health needs and social isolation.

27 January 2022
Generous donation to Maternity Unit in memory of Lola Rose

An outdoor area that is calm and relaxing for families to enjoy will be made possible with thanks to a generous donation in memory of baby Lola Rose

26 January 2022
First case of awake surgery at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Richard Harding (79), from Yarmouth was the first person who has had a successful awake complex shoulder operation at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust which took place at the end of 2021.

20 January 2022
Isle of Wight NHS Trust awarded £10,000 to help support staff after experiencing a traumatic event

Following a successful bid the Isle of Wight NHS Trust has been awarded £10,000 from NHS England and Improvement to support staff and their mental health after they experience traumatic events in the workplace.

18 January 2022
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Medefer and Isle of Wight NHS Trust shortlisted for the 2022 HSJ Partnership Awards

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust and Medefer are delighted to announce that Clinically assessing and mitigating risk for outpatient backlogs - a proactive Covid-19 recovery initiative has been shortlisted for Best Elective Care Recovery Initiative at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2022, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare – in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across the sector.

12 January 2022
5 important steps you can take to support the high demand on hospital services

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is currently facing increased demand for its services, with additional pressure expected over the New Year’s Bank Holiday weekend.

The continuing threat posed by COVID-19 and the usual winter pressures including staff sickness, means that it’s important that local people are using the right services for healthcare support, so that frontline staff can focus on those most in need.

31 December 2021
New Rapid Response Vehicle service for people in mental health crisis launched on the Island

A new Rapid Response Vehicle service has been launched this month by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust as part of a pilot project to support people in mental health crisis in the community.

The specifically allocated rapid response vehicle will be jointly crewed by a paramedic and a registered Senior Mental Health Practitioner from the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Mental Health Liaison Team.

24 December 2021
Ten top tips to help us help you this winter

Simple things you can do to keep yourself well and help frontline health and care workers this winter

22 December 2021
Having the right support at work has made such a difference

As part of Disability History Month we have been sharing a number of staff stories to highlight their personal experiences of the support they have received in their personal and professional lives. In our final installment, that marks the end of Disability History Month, we share staff member Neil Fradgley's story

17 December 2021
'First of its kind’ multi-casualty incident simulation on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service (IWAS) carries out an ambitious large-scale night exercise

02 December 2021
Do you provide exercise lessons to Islanders?

IOW NHS Trust have a great opportunity for exercise providers to make a big difference to our Island community

02 December 2021
New Bereavement Follow Up Service launched

The End of Life Care Ward, Wellow Unit have launched a new Bereavement Follow Up Call Service for family members that have been bereaved after their loved ones have died.

02 December 2021
New sensory support for people having blood tests

The IOW NHS Trust’s Pathology service now have a new sensory room which is designed to relax and distract patients who struggle to have their bloods taken.

25 November 2021
Isle of Wight NHS Trust celebrates its first cohort of international nurses 20 year anniversary

We are celebrating our first cohort of international nurses as they mark their 20 year anniversary since joining the Trust this week.

 This week marks 20 years since the Trust welcomed over 40 nurses from the Philippines to help boost nursing levels.

23 November 2021
Sarah shares her story for Disability History Month
For Disability History Month, Sarah Harrison, one of our Mental Health Peer Support workers has shared her story about how she has been supported to get back to work.
18 November 2021
Supporting a transgender child
This Trans Awareness Week a member of our Trust, Rob Jubb, our Head of Health and Safety, has shared his story about his daughter Layla to help support and encourage families who may be supporting their loved ones who come out as transgender.
18 November 2021
Free stress management courses available

Stress Awareness Day (Wednesday 3 November) is an ideal opportunity to highlight the effect of stress in people’s daily lives and to share information about where to get support when feeling overwhelmed.

03 November 2021
Isle of Wight NHS Trust team wins Nursing Times Award for ‘Care of Older People’

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has scooped one of this year’s prestigious Nursing Times Awards after being short-listed in two categories, including ‘Care of Older People’ and ‘Nurse Leader of the Year’.

Our Community Rapid Response Team won the ‘Care of Older People’ category at an awards ceremony held in London last week (Wednesday 27 October). The team was recognised for their compassionate approach and rapid response to meet the needs of older patients in crisis during the pandemic.

02 November 2021
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Isle of Wight NHS Trust Chief Executive to take up national NHS role

Isle of Wight NHS Trust Chief Executive Maggie Oldham will take up a new role on secondment to support other NHS organisations on their improvement journeys.

26 October 2021
Issue with direct telephone numbers
We are currently experiencing an issue with calls to some of our direct phone lines.
 
25 October 2021
Helping hands to restart a heart: over 800 more Island children trained in CPR

Now in its 8th year, Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service continues its momentum in support of Restart a Heart Day, which takes place on Saturday 16 October.

16 October 2021
Maternity Services launch Maternity Notes app

A new maternity app has launched which offers women online access to their maternity records

15 October 2021
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World Mental Health Day 2021

It’s World Mental Health Day on Sunday, 10 October with a world focus on mental health in an unequal world. We all have a role to play in championing the equal treatment for people with mental health problems and helping to destigmatise talking about mental health across all age groups.

Over the course of the pandemic, we have seen an increase in children and young people struggling with their mental health, including a rise in eating disorders.

07 October 2021
NHS and Apian research chemotherapy delivery by drone

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust and Apian have begun a three month drone trial to optimise the delivery and access to chemotherapy for their cancer patients.

23 September 2021
Isle of Wight NHS Trust rated Good

Staff felt respected, supported and valued and were focused on the needs of patients receiving care.”

22 September 2021
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St Saviours’ year 6 leavers join our nation of life savers

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Training & Community Response Services (ATCoRS) were delighted to deliver Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training to year 6 children of St Saviours Roman Catholic Primary School.

13 September 2021
Jamie Hindson tells us about his fundraising journey

Jamie Hindson, from Ryde, who ran a solo half-marathon on the 18 April, 2021 raised £1000 and has kindly donated £500 to the NHS Charitable Fund to be used for mental health community services. 

 

26 August 2021
Enhanced visiting restrictions in place at St. Mary’s Hospital

Enhanced visiting restrictions are now in place across all inpatient wards at St Mary’s Hospital.

23 August 2021
Additional visitor restrictions in place at St. Mary’s Hospital

Due to a rise in positive COVID-19 patients being treated at St Mary’s Hospital, further safety measures have been introduced to help protect patients, staff and the public.

19 August 2021
Mental Health Support Teams for children and young people to expand to all Island schools and colleges

A pilot service that currently supports the wellbeing of young people aged 5 to 19 in eight Island schools, will expand to all schools from next year.

 The Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Barnardo’s and the Isle of Wight Youth Trust have been working in partnership to deliver the new UK Government initiative in England, Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) in schools and colleges across the Island.

07 July 2021
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Trust celebrates Registered Nursing Associates

The IOW NHS Trust is proud to be celebrating their own first home grown cohort of Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Registered Nursing Associates as they complete their Higher Apprenticeship in Nursing Associate Practice in partnership with the Open University (OU).

06 July 2021
Dealing with asthma? 12 to 17 years old?

Asthma affects people of all ages. The UK has one of the highest rates of asthma in Europe, with 5.4 million people currently receiving treatment, more than a million of whom are children and teenagers.

03 July 2021
Can you help NHS staff with accommodation?

We are urgently seeking accommodation for NHS professionals working on the Island. Can you help?

02 July 2021
Isle of Wight Ambulance Service calls on defibrillator guardians to join ‘The Circuit’ and help save lives

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service has recently contacted all their known Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) guardians asking them to register their devices onto the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) National Defibrillator Network, ‘The Circuit’.

29 June 2021
Walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations available on the island

The vaccination programme is going extremely well – across Hampshire and Isle of Wight we have delivered more than two million vaccinations.

24 June 2021
New wellbeing service for pregnant women and new mothers

Isle Talk Wellbeing for Mums is there for new and expectant mothers who need support for their mental health and wellbeing

29 May 2021
Island’s Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) service awarded full accreditation

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is pleased to announce it has been awarded full accreditation by the ECT Accreditation Service (ECTAS) of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for its Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) services. A service that provides effective treatment for those with severe mental illness.

27 May 2021
New online counselling service now available to support young people across Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight

A new service to support the wellbeing of our young people across Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight.

 Kooth, a service delivered by Kooth Plc, is a free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service providing young people aged 11 - 25 years (up to their 26th birthday) with a safe and secure means of accessing support with their emotional health and wellbeing needs from a professional team of qualified counsellors.

27 May 2021
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Very well-deserved Lifesaver Award presented to Paul’s rescuers

The IW Ambulance Service were proud to present Lifesaver Awards to the brave rescuers who provided CPR to someone who went into cardiac arrest and saved their life.

26 May 2021
Wallace and Gromit make light work of blood testing

This clever duo are improving the quality of service we provide for Island patients

21 May 2021
Bank Holiday is coming… time to shake!

‘Time to shake’ is a helpful reminder for everyone who takes medication on a regular basis to check their supply now and before the Bank Holiday weekend

21 May 2021
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Proud moment for the Trust as End of Life Care Consultant Nurse receives a national Chief Nursing Officer Silver Award

The IOW NHS Trust is extremely proud of our Clinical Director / Consultant Nurse for End of Life Care services, Shane Moody, who has been presented with a prestigious Chief Nursing Officer Silver Award by Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for NHS England.

20 May 2021
Supporting those caring for loved ones with Dementia

As part of marking this year’s Dementia Action Week (17 to 23 May), the Isle of Wight NHS Trust’s Speech and Language Therapy team are sharing helpful guidance on communicating with people with dementia and feeding tips for those with swallowing difficulties.  

18 May 2021
Are your feet getting the love they need?

This month is National Walking Month. Walking is a fantastic way to keep active and maintain a healthy heart and it's fun, flexible and free. But it can take its toll on your feet!

16 May 2021
Ambulance Service say heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to partners

IW Ambulance Service has paid tribute to the incredible support they have received from partner agencies over the past year

13 May 2021
Dying Matters Week – Island support

Dealing with the reality of being diagnosed with a life-limiting illness can be devastating. You may react by feeling angry, sad or guilty. It can affect your memory, concentration, motivation, thoughts and beliefs.

12 May 2021
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Connect with nature this Mental Health Awareness Week

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (10 - 16 May), is focussed on the theme of nature. There’s a lot of good research to support the role nature can play in protecting and supporting our mental health, though for many of us, 'being in nature’ may not be as easy as it sounds. 

The good news is there are lots of simple ways to bring nature into your everyday life, from garden wildlife to listening to sounds from a park bench and walking one of the many beauty trails on the Island.

10 May 2021
Care to join the IOW NHS Trust’s virtual Mental Health Recruitment Event

With Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May) around the corner and at a time when everyone is feeling the impact of the challenges over this past year, many people are reconsidering what role they play to support the wider community.
The Isle of Wight NHS Trust are hosting a virtual Mental Health Recruitment Event on Thursday, 14 May, 12.30pm to 3.30pm to enable anyone interested in a career in mental health to find out more about the day-to-day experience of those who work in different roles at the Trust and to get more information about current vacancies.

07 May 2021
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From chippy tea to A&E...

Kyle Freemantle has been working in our Emergency Department (A&E) for the last 6 months as an Emergency Department Assistant but will be leaving the Trust at the end of the month to return back to his own business, which is a well-known and busy seaside café in Ventnor called ‘Golden Sands’.

30 April 2021
Isorropia celebrates their second Birthday

Isorropia Foundation, the Isle of Wight’s mental health wellbeing organisation, celebrates its second birthday on 1 May 2021.

The Isorropia team, a blend of professionals and people with lived experience, delivers a wide range of bespoke wellbeing programmes designed to empower people to take control of their wellbeing, develop resilience and live their best possible life. 

30 April 2021
Over 17,000 COVID-19 vaccinations for St. Mary’s Hub

Over 100 clinicians, vaccinators, administrative staff and volunteers have worked 7 days a week to ensure all groups are vaccinated

28 April 2021
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Visiting restrictions to remain in place to keep our patients safe

The IOW NHS Trust is reminding Islanders that visiting restrictions remain in place for all NHS services despite the national lockdown rules easing.

20 April 2021
New buildings purchased for Integrated Mental Health Hubs in Newport and Sandown

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has taken another step forward in delivering its mental health transformation plans, with the acquisition of two new buildings to be used as Integrated Mental Health hubs in Newport and Sandown.

16 April 2021
Celebrate your voice on World Voice Day 2021

Every year on April 16 the Trust celebrates World Voice Day.

15 April 2021
Ambulance Service embarks on Paramedic Apprenticeships

Four Isle of Wight Ambulance Service (IWAS) Emergency Vehicle Operatives (EVOs), Adam, Lynsey, Kenny and Steve, join a cohort of twenty-four South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) Emergency Care Assistants next week to embark on the Paramedic Apprenticeship.

12 April 2021
New community recovery service is available for people with complex mental health needs on the Island

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust’s mental health transformation plans are moving ahead, in partnership with Southern Housing Group, with the development of a community-based mental health recovery service for people with complex mental health needs. 

 Woodlands, a ten-bed rehabilitation ward based in Wootton, is being converted into a supported community housing scheme to provide wraparound support to help residents to move towards independent living.

02 April 2021

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