Solent NHS Trust partners with Isle of Wight NHS Trust to support mental health services on Isle of Wight

A flagship partnership has been announced between Solent NHS Trust and Isle of Wight NHS Trust (IOW) to deliver mental health services on the Isle of Wight.

21 October 2019
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Isle of Wight Nurse shares table with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

WellChild Nurse Paula Brooke had the privilege of not only attending the ‘Well Child Awards’ event on October 15th but the honour to be placed on The Duke and Duchess of Sussex; Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s table.

18 October 2019
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Trust celebrates the importance of play

Young patients and staff at the IOW NHS Trust celebrated National Play in Hospital week which ran from Monday 7th – 12th October.

16 October 2019
Local NHS Volunteer Service shortlisted for national Helpforce Champions Awards 2019

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Volunteers Service has received national recognition of their fantastic contribution to volunteering in the NHS

16 October 2019
Myth busting the flu vaccine

 Even if you don’t catch the flu yourself, you can still carry it and potentially spread it to other people

15 October 2019
Trust Board scrutinised operational and financial performance

Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board met on Thursday 10 October to hear important updates on services from across the organisation.

11 October 2019
Trust Board backs Island-wide flu campaign called Protect Together

NHS leaders have backed an ambitious campaign to increase vaccination rates across the NHS.

11 October 2019
Celebrate Restart a Heart Day with the IW NHS Trust Ambulance Service

Open public CPR training sessions are taking place at St Mary’s Hospital on 15th, 16th & 17th October.

11 October 2019
NHS staff back Protect Together flu campaign

Nurses, doctors, porters and volunteers are among the NHS staff backing an Island-wide campaign to tackle flu

09 October 2019
Latest Trust Board meeting

Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board due to meet.

07 October 2019
Raising Awareness of support on World Mental Health Day

Find out more about the transformation taking place in community mental health services by coming along to an open day

07 October 2019
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Calling all Knitters

The IOW NHS Trust is appealing for knitters to help create blankets for people living with dementia whilst they are in hospital.

02 October 2019
Quality of life improved thanks to St. Mary’s Hospital Orthotics Staff

The Orthotics team at St. Mary’s Hospital have been praised for their commitment, innovation, skill and care.

26 September 2019
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Continence Awareness & Support available

1 in 10 people have problems controlling their bladder or bowels and it can have a real impact on people’s daily lives but in most cases the problem can be cured or managed so it doesn’t interfere with everyday life.

25 September 2019
Transforming mental health services on the island

A new mental health service provider on the Isle of Wight is able to offer a team of staff and volunteers, who not only have professional training to support people, but crucially also have real experience of what it’s like to tackle this and navigate through the health and care system.

18 September 2019
People asked to avoid Emergency Department

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has asked members of the public not attend the Emergency Department at St Mary's Hospital unless absolutely necessary.

17 September 2019
New community service for older people with dementia

Older people with dementia will be supported in the community by a new NHS service, following a decision by Isle of Wight NHS Trust, supported by clinical commissioners.

13 September 2019
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News from the Trust’s Patient Council

The IOW NHS Trust’s Patient Council met on Monday 9th September.

13 September 2019
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Hospital’s Urgent Care Service has been rated as ‘Good’ across all five domains

Following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) the IOW NHS Trust’s Urgent Care Service has been rated as ‘Good’

11 September 2019
HPV vaccination offered to boys from September

The local 0-19 Public Health Service are rolling out the programme across Island secondary schools and will be offering the vaccination to boys and girls aged 12 and 13.

11 September 2019
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Islands NHS 111 Service rated as ‘Good’

Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have rated Isle of Wight NHS Trust’s NHS 111 service as ‘Good’.

09 September 2019
Conversation with Maggie - September 2019

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06 September 2019
Mountbatten Nurse shortlisted for national ‘Our Health Heroes’ award

A Mountbatten Nurse, whose job it is to get dying people to the place where they want to spend their last remaining days, has been shortlisted for a national award and the public are being urged to vote for her to win.

06 September 2019
All is ‘Good’ for Community Health Services for Children and Young People

The Trust’s Community Health Services for Children and Young People has been rated ‘Good’.

06 September 2019
Isle of Wight Health and Care Plan to help improve services

Supporting people to live healthy, independent lives is at the heart of an ambitious three-year plan to improve health and care on the Island.

04 September 2019
Examples of outstanding practice highlighted in End of Life Care services

End of Life Care services at St. Mary’s Hospital have been rated ‘Good’

04 September 2019
Isle of Wight NHS Trust welcomes improved rating from the Care Quality Commission

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has welcomed an improved rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after inspectors identified improvement in most of its services.

04 September 2019
Islanders are being reminded to take care in the warmer weather this Bank Holiday weekend.

There is a 70 per cent chance of heatwave conditions between 6pm on Saturday and 9am on Tuesday in the South East, according to Public Health England which issued the ‘level two’ warning.

23 August 2019
Conversation with Maggie - August 2019

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14 August 2019
Mountbatten trained volunteers to support patients dying in hospital

Families facing death and bereavement at St Mary's Hospital now have access to specially trained volunteers from Mountbatten, who can offer dedicated time to support people during this challenging time.

13 August 2019
NHS leaders on the Isle of Wight welcome £48 million funding boost

Isle of Wight NHS Trust will work with its partners on the Island and the mainland to understand where this new money would have the greatest impact for the local community

05 August 2019
Skilled and experienced nurses join the Island’s NHS

The NHS on the Isle of Wight is successfully recruiting talented nurses from overseas to bolster its work to build a home-grown nursing workforce.

01 August 2019
New app will help speed up skin care referrals

A pioneering new app is benefiting patients on the Island

31 July 2019
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New home and phone number for mental health drop-in centre

A drop-in service for people who need support during a mental health crisis is set to have a new home and new phone number.

24 July 2019
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New Academic Skills Suite officially opened

A new Clinical Academic Skills Suite has been officially opened at St. Mary’s Hospital.

24 July 2019
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Trust’s Patient Council Meet

The IOW NHS Trust’s Patient Council met on Monday 22nd July.

23 July 2019
Trust Non - Executive Director appointed as Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management Managing Director

Congratulations to Dr Paul Evans, a non-executive director at the Trust on his successful appointment as Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management’s (FMLM) Medical Director.

19 July 2019
An exhibition bequeathed by Sara Kouvaritaki

An exhibition of artwork by Sara Kouvaritakis is on display in the Full Circle Exhibition area at St. Mary’s Hospital until the end of September 2019.

19 July 2019
Investing in home-grown Nursing Associates to help it tackle the nation-wide recruitment crisis

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has been embracing the variety of opportunities arising from the Governments Apprenticeship Reforms Funding and supporting individuals on the route to a great career in Nursing.

17 July 2019
Listening to our patients so we can improve

Women’s experiences of breast screening have led to improvements being made to the Breast Screening Service provided by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

16 July 2019
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The Patient Council are seeking new members

The IOW NHS Trust is looking for new members to join the Patient Council.

11 July 2019
26 miles in support of Island stroke patients

£375 has been raised for St. Mary’s Stroke Unit to benefit people receiving care following a stroke

10 July 2019
Trust Annual General Meeting

The next Annual General meeting of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust will be held on Wednesday 17th July 2019 at 10am to 12pm in the Main Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG.

08 July 2019
Social Care Practitioner singled out for CQC Praise

Christine Cuthbert has made a positive impact since joining the busy emergency department and medical assessment unit (MAU) at St Mary's Hospital

04 July 2019
Medicine for Members’ Meeting, 10th July 2019

Public members of the Trust, patients, carers or anyone that has an interest in health and care services on the island is invited to our next 'Medicine for Members' meeting on Wednesday 10th July 2019, 2-4pm in the Conference Room at St Mary's Hospital.  Doors will open at 1.30pm.

01 July 2019
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District Nurse Wins Memorial Prize from the Queen’s Nursing Institute

A District Nurse from Isle of Wight NHS Trust has been awarded a top prize by the Queen’s Nursing Institute.

28 June 2019
New equipment to support critically ill people on the Isle of Wight

The Intensive Care Unit (ITU) at St. Mary’s Hospital has taken delivery of new equipment that will benefit patients who are critically ill

27 June 2019
'Heat Health' Warning Issued

With prolonged periods of warm weather expected over the next few days, a ‘heat health’ warning has been issued for the Isle of Wight.

27 June 2019
Our commitment to providing the very best care

A new set of standards has been introduced to ensure patients receive consistently high levels of care during a stay at St. Mary’s Hospital.

26 June 2019
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Refurbished Shackleton Ward is up and running

People with dementia are set to benefit from a newly refurbished mental health ward at St Mary’s Hospital.

26 June 2019
New resuscitation manikins help to improve CPR to save lives

New life-like resuscitation manikins are giving Isle of Wight NHS Trust staff real-time feedback on how well they are performing Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (CPR).

20 June 2019
Service of remembrance for families

Children’s Memorial Service on Sunday 30th June 2019, 3pm at St. Mary’s Hospital.

20 June 2019
Conversation with Maggie

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17 June 2019
Research Team recognised for Outstanding Team Work

Despite being the smallest team in the Wessex region, the nurses managed to recruit the 2nd highest number of patients to the NICE FIT study

13 June 2019
Abseiling at 80 for Island rheumatology patients

Rheumatology patient, Maria Sorensen, has braved the 100 metre descent down the side of Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower on her 80th birthday

12 June 2019
The Trust Celebrates its Volunteers

Volunteer’s week is a time to celebrate and say thank you for the contribution and time volunteers give and the IOW NHS Trust has an incredible 274 volunteers to celebrate it with.

07 June 2019
St. Mary’s medical devices team receives recognition for high standards

A specialist team at Isle of Wight NHS Trust has achieved the highest possible standard for quality in sterilising medical equipment

06 June 2019
New programme inspires and supports development in young children

A programme of training to support young children and their development has been positively received by pre-schools and primary schools on the Island


28 May 2019
IW NHS Trust Ambulance Service can’t wait to celebrate Restart a Heart Day 2019

Following the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Training and Community Response Services (ATCoRS) success in training of over 1000 people in CPR on Restart a Heart Day last October, the ATCoRS team has now adopted Island schools as part of their CPR guardian scheme and will kick start this year’s Restart a Heart Day (RSHD).

17 May 2019
Improved Partnership working for the benefit of People living with Dementia

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has teamed up with Alzheimer’s Café IOW to provide a joint venture on 10th May as part of the International Nurses Day celebrations.

30 April 2019
Stolen Defibrillator Found

Louise Walker, Head of the Ambulance Training and Community Response Services (ATCoRS) for Isle of Wight said:
"When Haylands Primary School, Ryde had their defibrillator stolen in October 2016 I struggled to find the words to express my shock and huge disappointment."

29 April 2019
Update on Major Incident Declared yesterday (14th April) following RTI

Isle of Wight NHS Trust responded to yesterday's tragic road incident by implementing its full Major Incident procedure.

15 April 2019
Trust Declares Major Incident

A major Incident was declared at 13.51 today (Sunday 14th April) after a serious road traffic incident took place on Forest Road, Newport involving two cars and a Bus.

14 April 2019
The death of Keziah Flux-Edmonds and suicide of Darren Flux-Edmonds

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has responded to the publication of an independent report commissioned by NHS England into the tragic death of Keziah Flux-Edmonds and the suicide of Darren Flux-Edmonds.

11 April 2019
NHS staff battle it out to be crowned Netball Champions 2019

Last month staff from across all services of Isle of Wight NHS Trust took part in the 2nd annual netball tournament.

08 April 2019
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Second Sight

Full Circle Exhibition Space, St. Mary’s, April – June 2019

08 April 2019
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New Dementia Lounge for Patients of St Mary’s

On Friday, 8th March 2019, a new Dementia Lounge at St Mary’s Hospital officially opened.

12 March 2019
Investment for new & improved Mental Health Dementia Ward

Shackleton ward, at St Mary’s Hospital is set for a much needed refurbishment following a £200,000 investment.

11 March 2019
NHS Improvement Finance Special Measures

Like many NHS organisations the IOW NHS Trust has for some time had a worsening financial deficit. This is because we have invested in necessary improvements, and have cared for an increased numbers of patients.

07 March 2019
CQC Urgent and Emergency Services Inspection

The CQC inspection of the emergency department at St Mary’s hospital, in January, during the winter pressures period has been really helpful in acknowledging how services have improved, but also where we still need to provide better services to patients.

07 March 2019
New life-saving kit installed thanks to local schoolgirl

Bullen Village near Ryde now has its own life-saving defibrillator thanks to the fundraising efforts of 12-year-old resident Katie Barnicoat.

22 February 2019
Successful scheme sees more island residents visit a pharmacy

Around 500 people each month on the Isle of Wight are being treated more quickly by going to see a pharmacist rather than booking an appointment at a GP practice.

04 February 2019
Our Emergency Department is very busy

Our Emergency Department is very busy today and is expected to be busy all week.

28 January 2019
Exhibition to raise awareness of PANDAS

An exhibition of paintings by local painter, Jayne Bouman, is on display in the Full Circle Exhibition space at St. Mary’s Hospital until March 2019.

24 January 2019
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Strong support for our European staff

An event has been held to support all European staff working for the Island’s NHS in the lead up to the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU).  

22 January 2019
Free self-referral for support to manage mental health problems

People with long term conditions who may be feeling stressed or anxious can now self-refer to an online mental health support site.

21 January 2019
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Improving access to Early Intervention Psychosis Service

The Early Intervention Psychosis (EIP) service is moving to a more convenient location close to the centre of Newport town. The new premises in Orchard Street has been improved to ensure the accommodation and environment meets the needs of the people using the EIP service and the staff based there.

17 January 2019
Better Care for those nearing the End of their Life

Patients nearing the end of their lives, their friends and family will now have better access to the highest quality of care and support, thanks to the joining of two previously separate teams based at St Mary’s Hospital.

16 January 2019
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Mobile MRI Scanner improving waiting times for Island patients

Patients referred to St. Mary’s Hospital for a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan are able to be scanned much sooner than before due to an additional MRI scanner on site.

10 January 2019
Trust appoints new Director of Nursing, Midwifery, AHP and Community Division

Alice Webster has been appointed as the new permanent Director of Nursing, Midwifery, AHP and Community Division at Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

08 January 2019
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IW NHS Trust Ambulance Service offers free CPR training to Island school children

Following the success of the IW NHS Trust Ambulance Training and Community Response Services (ATCoRS) Restart a Heart day last October, when over 1000 people were trained in life saving skills, the team now want to ‘adopt schools’.

07 January 2019
Trust announces two new appointments

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is pleased to announce two new appointments; the new Director of Integrated, Urgent & Emergency Care, and the Care Group Director for Integrated Urgent & Emergency Care.

07 January 2019
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The Wight Strollers continue to give the gift of life

There’s no greater gift than the gift of life and that’s exactly what the Wight Strollers gave again this Christmas when they donated another two Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) to the IW NHS Trust Ambulance Community Defibrillator scheme.  The two new PADs were installed at the Sportsman’s Rest in Porchfield and The Sun Inn in Hulverstone.

04 January 2019
Two New Year Babies at St. Mary’s

The 1st January 2019 saw two babies, both boys, born at St. Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight.

02 January 2019
Two bundles of joy on Christmas Day

Two ‘bundles of joy’ arrived at St. Mary’s Hospital on Christmas Day 2018.

27 December 2018
Dementia Awareness Open Day

The IOW NHS Trust is inviting Islanders to attend a Dementia Awareness Open Day on 18th December 2018 from 10am – 4pm in the Full Circle Restaurant, St Mary’s Hospital.

13 December 2018
Christmas Carol Service at St Mary's Hospital

Patients, staff, volunteers and visitors are invited to attend an evening of Christmas carols at St. Mary’s Hospital, in the Full Circle Restaurant on Thursday 20th December.

07 December 2018
Is your repeat prescription on your Christmas list?

People who need repeat prescriptions are being reminded to plan ahead.

05 December 2018
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NHS Christmas Experience in Newport

Weather permitting we'll be in St. James' Square, Newport on Saturday 24th November between 10am and 7pm with our friends from the Wight Brainy Bunch, Prostate Cancer Support Group and others.

24 November 2018
Primary schools NHS 70th birthday card competition winners

As part of the NHS 70th birthday celebrations, the Careers and Volunteers service at Isle of Wight Trust invited pupils at Isle of Wight primary schools to participate in a competition to design a NHS 70th birthday card. The competition sparked plenty of interest with over 300 entries from across the island.

23 November 2018
Health Services including St. Mary's are very busy

The Emergency Department and Wards at St. Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight (part of Isle of Wight NHS Trust) have been very busy over the last 72 hours. We have seen an increase in the number of people seeking the assistance of the Emergency Department but there is a lot that Islanders can do to help us manage this increase in demand.

19 November 2018
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NHS Careers and Volunteers Open Day – 24th November 2018

Staff and volunteers at Isle of Wight NHS Trust are opening their doors to explain how the NHS can provide lifelong and fulfilling careers and excellent volunteer experiences.   A wide range of careers and volunteer opportunities will be on show at the NHS Careers and Volunteers Open Day on Saturday 24th November 2018.   The event is being held between 10:00am and 3:00pm in the Education Centre at St. Mary’s Hospital.

14 November 2018
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New 999 ambulance computer aided despatch system for Island

Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, part of Isle of Wight NHS Trust, has successfully implemented a new computer aided despatch (CAD) system.   The new system replaces CAD software which had been in use for 9 years.   Working in partnership with South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) the new CAD system, supplied by Hexagon, went live on 9th October 2018.

07 November 2018
Trust Volunteer is shortlisted for national Helpforce Champions Awards

We are very excited to that one of our volunteers Julian Parker has been short-listed for the HelpForce Champions - National awards for health volunteers 2018.

02 November 2018
Emergency Department at St. Mary's very busy today

The Emergency Department and Wards at St. Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight (part of Isle of Wight NHS Trust) have been very busy over the last 48 hours. We have seen an increase in the number of people seeking the assistance of the Emergency Department but there is a lot that Islanders can do to help us manage this increase in demand.

31 October 2018
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Trust Board Meeting in public on 01/11/2018

The next meeting in public of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board is being held on Thursday 1st November 2018 at 1:30p.m. in the Conference Room, St. Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, NEWPORT, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG.  The Conference Room is in the main hospital on Level B opposite the Full Circle Restaurant.  Members of the public are welcome to attend and the papers are available on the Trust’s website at under the ‘about us’ section.  The direct link is

30 October 2018

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