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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
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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
Improving your sleep on World Sleep Day

COVID-19 has affected our lives in so many ways. Our normal daily routines have been disrupted with more people working from home and having to support home schooling as well as balancing our normal jobs. It is no wonder that these changes may have caused some of us anxiety and sleep disruption.

18 March 2021
IOW NHS Trust staff share their experiences to mark LGBT+ History Month

To celebrate LGBT+ History Month, married couple Karen and Charlotte, who work at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, are sharing their story and encouraging other staff from the LGBT+ community and allies to join the Trust’s LGBT+ Staff Equality Network.

25 February 2021
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Isle of Wight Ambulance service welcomes St John Ambulance support

St John Ambulance (SJA) will be assisting the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service (IWAS) with 999 urgent and emergency responses as part of a national contingency strategy.

15 February 2021
Helping hands can mean beating hearts - a Valentine plea from the Isle of Wight Ambulance service

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service wants to remind the public of the importance for people to learn basic life support skills and not to be afraid to give Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to help save a life.

14 February 2021
Research team supports world’s largest COVID-19 treatment trial

The research team at St Mary’s Hospital is supporting the delivery of the world’s largest trial into treatments for patients hospitalised with COVID-19.

10 February 2021
Call for people aged 70 and over to contact NHS for a Covid Jab

People aged 70 and over who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid and who would like to be are today being asked to contact the NHS to arrange a jab.

08 February 2021
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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2021 Build the Future Campaign: Train, Retain and Achieve

IOW NHS Trust is showcasing the value that Apprenticeships bring to the NHS and help to build a strong workforce for the future during National Apprenticeship Week.

08 February 2021
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Ambulance Service continues to increase the number of volunteer Community First Responders (CFRs)

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service is delighted to support a fourth cohort of volunteer Community First Responders (CFRs) on their learning journey.

05 February 2021
IOW NHS Trust extends deadline for Mental Health Charitable Fund applications

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has extended the deadline for applications to the IOW NHS Mental Health Charitable Fund to 19 March 2021. This follows a short pause on the fund in December to simplify the application process and to allow additional time for applicants who might be impacted by the pressures of the current Covid-19 lockdown period.

 

01 February 2021
NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Centre opens on the Isle of Wight

A large-scale NHS COVID-19 vaccination centre on the Isle of Wight will open to the public tomorrow (1 February) meaning even more people will be able to get vaccinated as part of the biggest vaccination programme the NHS has ever seen.

31 January 2021
Island NHS launches service to help patients dealing with Long COVID

People on the island dealing with the effects of Long COVID are being supported by a new service launched by the NHS.

22 January 2021
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Four new Volunteer Community First Responders ready to respond for the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service is delighted to announce four new volunteer Community First Responders (CFR) ready  to support our community, with more due to join the response team in the coming weeks.

22 January 2021
Please remember hands, face, space even after you receive your covid vaccination

The Covid vaccination programme is now well underway on the Isle of Wight with scores of residents receiving their first dose.

20 January 2021
New Paediatric Emergency Department means a better experience for younger patients

Our new Paediatric Emergency Department (Children’s A&E) means our Trust can now provide our young patients a much better experience when they come into our emergency department.

15 January 2021
Increased testing appointments available to support demand for COVID-19 tests

A pop-up drive-through coronavirus mobile testing unit will be available on the Island from Friday 8 January, and will be available for at least the next three weeks.

08 January 2021
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Biggest ever Isle of Wight NHS staff vaccination programme gets underway

NHS and social care staff on the Island have started to receive their coronavirus vaccine as IOW NHS Trust launches its COVID-19 vaccination hub at St Mary’s Hospital.

07 January 2021
Update from Maggie Oldham, Chief Executive

I have one message to our community. We need you now more than ever.

05 January 2021
3 New Year's Day babies welcomed at St. Mary’s Hospital

Maternity staff at St. Mary’s Hospital welcomed 3 babies into the world on New Year’s Day 2021.

02 January 2021
Open letter to our patients, partners and the whole Isle of Wight community

On behalf of everyone at Isle of Wight NHS Trust thank you for your incredible efforts to support the NHS during 2020.

31 December 2020
Don’t delay going to see your GP with Cancer Symptoms

The IOW NHS Trust has seen a 25% drop in referrals to cancer services and are urging the public to get in touch with their GP if they have any symptoms that they are concerned about.

23 December 2020
Emergency Department and Urgent Treatment Centre wait times now on display outside St Mary’s Hospital

When you next visit St Mary’s Hospital you will notice two large electronic display screens outside the main entrance that are visible from the road side.

17 December 2020
The Wight Strollers donate their tenth defibrillator

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service is delighted to announce the installation of another public access defibrillator for the island community

17 December 2020
Christmas Day reindeer run to raise money for the Island’s foodbank

On Christmas Day, Natasha, a Chemotherapy Sister at St Mary’s Hospital, and her sister Hannah, a Director at Milford Del, an agency that provides care and support for people who cannot wholly look after themselves, are running several miles dressed as reindeers, to raise money for the Island’s foodbank.

14 December 2020
Local artist captures an historic moment in time through his exhibition

At the beginning of the pandemic, Martin Swan, an acclaimed Island artist, and also an Out of hours GP driver at St Mary’s Hospital, began to draw portraits of the colleagues he works alongside in the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC).

12 December 2020
Isle of Wight NHS Trust launches ambulance decontamination pilot project

The first NHS Trust in the UK to launch an ambulance decontamination programme for all emergency and non-emergency vehicles

09 December 2020
Hospitals to start biggest ever NHS vaccination programme

The NHS will begin vaccinating patients against coronavirus at dozens of hospital hubs from this week at the start of the biggest immunisation programme in history.

07 December 2020
Falls Prevention Team encourages Islanders to move more while at home

 

The IOW NHS Trust’s Falls Prevention team are encouraging people to move a little more while at home to keep physically active during the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and the cold winter months.

04 December 2020
IOW NHS Trust launches Mental Health Charitable Fund

We are inviting applications for a share of a £193K fund to support mental health and wellbeing

30 November 2020
Free flu vaccinations will be given to 50 to 64 year olds from December

People aged over 50 in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will be able to get their free flu vaccination from December 1

30 November 2020
Safe haven service brings back face-to-face mental health support sessions for children and young people on the island

A safe haven to provide children and young people with mental health support on the island will once again be able to see people face-to-face via booked appointments.

26 November 2020
Two Isle of Wight NHS Trust care heroes honoured in NHS Parliamentary Awards

MPs and NHS leaders in the South East have joined forces to honour health and care staff who have helped to improve patient experience in the regional round of the NHS Parliamentary Awards, announced today.

24 November 2020
We can all do our part to keep antibiotics working

It’s World Antibiotics Awareness Week (16 to 22 November) and the Infection team at St. Mary’s Hospital is reminding us why it is important to only take antibiotics when we really need them.

16 November 2020
The NHS is still here to support pregnant women

The NHS is urging pregnant women to continue using health services to protect themselves and their unborn baby

12 November 2020
Life-saving equipment for Gunville and Carisbrooke community

Gunville Methodist Church has become the latest guardians of a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD)

12 November 2020
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Comfort Pebbles to Loved Ones

Comfort pebbles are to provide patients in hospitals with a hand-decorated pebble which includes a personal message from a family member, which can be kept with them and held during challenging times of being separated.

10 November 2020
Restricting visitors to keep our patients safe

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has announced restrictions to visitors for all of services, beginning tomorrow, Thursday 5 November.

04 November 2020
New approach to Isle of Wight mental health and learning disabilities services unveiled

People who use mental health and learning disabilities services on the Isle of Wight will benefit from a new joined-up approach that will mean there is ‘no wrong door’ when they need support.

 Isle of Wight NHS Trust has published its Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Service strategy after months of work with people who use services, staff, stakeholders in the public, community and voluntary sectors and its partner organisation, Solent NHS Trust. 

22 October 2020
Remaining Isle of Wight NHS Trust sites going smokefree from #Stoptober

This #Stoptober we are stepping up support for our staff and people who use our services who want to quit  smoking, ahead of going completely smokefree.

21 October 2020
Don’t be afraid to get hands on. It saved Paul’s life

Thanks to basic life-saving skills, Paul Gould is alive and celebrating his 55th birthday and giving thanks to the people that came quickly to his aid.

16 October 2020
Let’s celebrate all Allied Health Professionals

Today on Wednesday 14 October we celebrate Allied Health Professionals (AHP’s) to raise awareness of their roles with NHS.

14 October 2020
Phoebe’s light is here and family continue fundraising efforts for Esme’s light

The IOW NHS Trust’s children’s ward are really pleased to have now received Phoebe’s light on the ward and that it is in action helping children have less stressful blood tests or cannulas.

13 October 2020
Take up the offer of a free flu vaccination for children

Parents are being urged to take up the offer of having their children vaccinated against flu to reduce the spread of the virus

30 September 2020
Ambulance Service doubles their number of volunteer Community First Responders

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service is delighted to announce the recruitment of twenty-four new volunteer Community First Responders (CFRs).

18 September 2020
Advice and support for parents when a child becomes unwell

Now that children have returned to school, it is important that parents are able to access the right support if their child becomes unwell.

18 September 2020
Council ramps up reminders for Covid-19 precautions

Islanders are being reminded that now is not the time to overlook virus prevention measures.

11 September 2020
New service launches to support people in hospital with dementia

We are delighted to have introduced the Associate Practitioners for Dementia service that aims to significantly improve the patients’ time whilst in hospital.

10 September 2020
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Remembering and celebrating our 999 heroes

Today is a special day for 999 Emergency Services as we give thanks to all our heroes on the frontline and pay tribute to those who have lost their lives as a result of their duties.

09 September 2020
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Hovertravel celebrates partnership with NHS

Hovertravel has celebrated a partnership which has contributed significantly to the local community, by proudly displaying the logos of the NHS and Isle of Wight Ambulance on both its hovercraft.

09 September 2020
Are you a teenager with asthma?

Would you like to help us to train teenagers to better manage their asthma symptoms?

07 September 2020
Island heart transplant recipient calls for family talks about organ donation

Islander Nick Culshaw, who received a heart transplant, is calling on Island families and friends to sign up to the Organ Donation Register 

07 September 2020
New Infusion Suite opens at St. Mary’s Hospital

A new service to help people manage chronic long term health conditions is up and running at St. Mary’s Hospital

27 August 2020
A NEW Chair has been appointed at Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Vaughan Thomas, who has served a three-year term as Chair, will stand down in October

26 August 2020
IOW NHS Trust ‘extremely proud’ of the End of Life Care service being shortlisted for Nursing Times Awards

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for two categories in this year’s Nursing Times Awards

25 August 2020
The Friends of St Mary’s shop is open

The Friends of St Mary’s staff and volunteers were delighted to get ‘back to business’ by re-opening their new main shop in the foyer.

22 August 2020
Remember to get your repeat prescriptions in time for the August bank holiday

As we approach the August bank holiday, people are being reminded to ensure they order their repeat prescriptions in good time.

21 August 2020
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Mental Health Service thank Ventnor Botanic Garden

The staff and inpatients of the IOW NHS Trust’s Mental Health Service are looking forward to returning to Ventnor Botanic Garden (VBG) now that the Coronavirus restrictions are easing.

20 August 2020
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New emergency response course qualifies our Ambulance team to drive in adverse conditions

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service is delighted to announce Heather Simpson, Daniel Pink (newly qualified paramedics) Philip Ryder (Emergency Vehicle Operative) have passed their level 3 certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (L3CERAD)

17 August 2020
Covid-19 testing facility to relocate on the island

From Monday August 24 people will need to go to Newclose County Cricket Club, in Blackwater Road, Newport, to access a coronavirus test

14 August 2020
Surprise graduation for Pharmacy students

Two students at St. Mary’s Hospital still managed to celebrate their graduation against all the odds thanks to their pharmacy colleagues

12 August 2020
Welcoming loved ones: Visiting restrictions eased at St Mary’s Hospital

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has relaxed some restrictions on visiting patients at St Mary’s Hospital.

10 August 2020
Vectis Radio is now available at St Mary's

In association with Hospedia, Vectis Radio is now available free of charge to patients at St Mary's Hospital
on their bedside entertainment system.

09 August 2020
People will now be able to have blood tests at their GP practice

Most people will now be able have a blood test which their GP has asked for within their own practice, bringing the service closer to home and reducing the need to travel.

04 August 2020
Main Outpatient clinics restart at St. Mary’s Hospital

From Monday 3 August, outpatients clinics will resume within the Main Outpatients Department at St. Mary’s Hospital.

28 July 2020
Face coverings mandatory in shops, supermarkets, shopping centres and enclosed transport hubs from Friday 24 July

Face coverings will be mandatory in additional enclosed public spaces from Friday - including shops, supermarkets, shopping centres and transport hubs.

24 July 2020
Achieving high standards for our patients

Over 95% of people attending the Emergency Department at St. Mary’s Hospital during May and June spent less than 4 hours in the department

23 July 2020
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Heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped raise an impressive £4800 for Phoebe’s Light

This week the IOW NHS Trust’s Children’s ward celebrated reaching their target of £4800 for Phoebe’s Light.

18 July 2020
Safe haven service here to help children and young people on the island

A safe haven to provide children and young people with mental health support on the island has updated its opening times and ways to access the service.

17 July 2020
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Advanced technology that will improve eye health

St. Mary’s Hospital is now equipped with new and innovative technology, that will improve diagnosis of a patient's eye disease.

16 July 2020
Community music project gives birthday thanks to #NHSAngels

Students from Platform One College of Music on the Isle of Wight have recorded a charity song in lockdown to thank key workers including NHS staff for all their efforts during the Covid-19 outbreak.

03 July 2020
A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to our Island community

This year to mark 72 years of the National Health Service the Island’s NHS want to say a special thank you to our Island community for the overwhelming support received over recent months

03 July 2020
Over 1,000 healthcare workers tested for COVID-19 Antibodies

A third of IOW NHS Trust staff have now been tested to see if they have had the COVID-19 infection

02 July 2020
Health and care leaders thank key workers for ‘phenomenal response’

Leaders from the health, care, community and voluntary sectors have thanked key workers across the Isle of Wight for their ‘phenomenal response’ to the coronavirus pandemic.

26 June 2020
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Increased support for people with autism

A new service to support children and adults with autism during the current Covid–19 pandemic launched on Wednesday (17th June 2020)

18 June 2020
Face coverings must be worn when attending healthcare appointments

From Monday 15th June, all visitors and patients attending appointments must wear a face covering at all times.

12 June 2020
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Exciting Opportunity for Volunteer Community First Responders

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service is really pleased to announce a fantastic opportunity for people to apply to become a volunteer Community First Responder (CFRs) as it embarks on a new accredited training programme.

11 June 2020
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Paediatric Diabetes Team devise a ‘drive-through’ approach to monitor children and young people

The IOW NHS Trust welcome incredible results this Diabetes Week, as the Paediatric Diabetes Team continue to roll out an innovative approach to supporting patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

11 June 2020
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Carers Week 8th – 14th June 2020

This week 8th – 14th June 2020 is Carers Week, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

08 June 2020
Ambulance Training and Community Response Services re-opens to support public services and businesses

Lifesaving training is to restart following an easing of the Government’s COVID-19 measures as more people return to work.

04 June 2020
Mental Health Hub opens to support Island Residents

The Islands NHS Mental Health Services have made it easier for Isle of Wight Residents to access mental health services they need, when they need them.

04 June 2020
Teaching assistant hula hoops for 12 hours to raise money

A teaching assistant from Wroxall Primary School has held a 12 hour hula hooping fundraiser to help raise money for the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and Mountbatten Hospice.

03 June 2020
Local cruise firm supports cross-Solent patient transfers

Solent and Wightline Cruises is supporting the IW Ambulance Service in the transfer of critically-ill patients across the Solent

 

 

02 June 2020
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The Trust thanks its volunteers

Volunteers’ Week is a time to celebrate and say thank you for the contribution and time volunteers give to the IOW NHS Trust.

01 June 2020
Matrons brave the shave to raise funds for Mountbatten Hospice

Matrons Julie Hailes and Jan Appell at Isle of Wight NHS Trust have braved the shave to help raise funds for Mountbatten Hospice.

29 May 2020
Rainbow Cake Competition winner shares prize with NHS staff

Cake design competition winner Amelie, 13, decided to donate her cake to the staff at Isle of Wight NHS Trust as a big thank you for all their hard working during the coronavirus pandemic.

29 May 2020
Sculpture celebrates weekly applause for carers

A sculpture celebrating the Thursday night Clap for Carers has been donated to the NHS for display during the pandemic

28 May 2020
Collection of films to boost health and wellbeing

The Trust is delighted to share a collection of short films titled ‘Day by Day’.

22 May 2020
Support for local NHS Charity continues to grow

Maggie Oldham, Chief Executive said: “We are very lucky to have a wonderful community spirit on the Island and we continue to be hugely grateful for all the support shown to the NHS and social care...

22 May 2020
Interview with Pippa

When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March it meant that most of our clinical staff were now required to wear masks that covered their mouths.

For Pippa, who only has 30% hearing in one ear and relies on lip reading to do her job, this was a real barrier. We caught up with Pippa to find out how she and her team have worked together that’s meant she has been able to continue in her job role.

21 May 2020
Interview with Lina, Hospital at Night Clinical Coordinator

As part of Equality and Human Rights week at Isle of Wight NHS Trust we spoke to Lina, from the Philippines, who works as a Hospital at Night Clinical Coordinator in our Critical Care Outreach Service.

20 May 2020
Which NHS services are open this bank holiday, and how to reach them

Doctors are urging people to remember that NHS services are still there for them over the long bank holiday weekend, whatever their need.

20 May 2020
COVID Test Centre and App gives easy access to testing

COVID-19 tests are now available to anyone aged 5 or over who has coronavirus symptoms.

19 May 2020
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Are you responsible for a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) on the Isle of Wight?

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Training & Community Response Services (ATCoRS) are urging those who are responsible for a Public Access Defibrillator to check it is ready for use.

19 May 2020
Be kind to yourself and others…take care of your mental health

The IOW NHS Trust is supporting the Mental Health Foundation’s (MHF) message that showing kindness to others is good for our own mental health and wellbeing too.

18 May 2020
Technology helping to keep heart failure patients safe

Video consultations has enabled face to face contact with patients without them having to leave their homes

15 May 2020
Mental Health support now available 24/7 by calling NHS 111

Residents of the Isle of Wight are now able to access specialist mental health support by calling the NHS 24/7 Mental Health Triage Service via 111.

08 May 2020
St Mary’s Hospital welcomes new healthcare professionals

11 new student Physician Associates have joined St. Mary’s Hospital whilst universities are closed to help respond to the current Coronavirus pandemic

06 May 2020
Coronavirus track and trace plan launched on the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight announced as first phase of new ‘test, track and trace’ programme

05 May 2020
New service launched to bring patients a touch of home during their hospital stay

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has launched a new service for passing on essential personal items to patients.

04 May 2020
Hampshire and Isle of Wight children and young person’s mental health crisis Freephone line launches

A Freephone mental health crisis helpline for children and young people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has been launched today.

04 May 2020
St Mary’s Hospital joins the international research fight against coronavirus

The Research Team based at St Mary’s Hospital is contributing to the global effort to fight coronavirus.

24 April 2020
RAF Chinook lands at Seaclose to practice patient transfers with the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service

The Royal Air Force landed a CH47 Chinook helicopter today (Friday) at Seaclose Park as an exercise to practice longstanding helicopter landing site procedures, should they be needed, to transfer patients.

17 April 2020

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