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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

Download your copy of the monthly Conversation with Maggie.

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
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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
NHS Christmas Experience 2018
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
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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
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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 www.iow.nhs.uk under the ‘about us’ section.  The direct link is http://www.iow.nhs.uk/about-us/our-trust-board/2018-board-papers.htm.

30 October 2018
GMC Review of training and supervision of junior doctors

The General Medical Council (GMC) have identified a number of key areas relating to junior doctors that require improvement. These have been actively addressed over the course of the last six months.

19 October 2018
We did it!-The Island has another 1074 Lifesavers

We are extremely thrilled to announce that yesterday on World Restart a Heart Day (RSHD) we taught a total of 1074 people lifesaving skills.

17 October 2018
Press Statement: Consumption of unknown medicine

Overnight four individuals were admitted to the Emergency Department at St. Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight in a serious condition following what is believed to be the un-prescribed consumption of medicine thought to include diazepam and tramadol.  Two have been admitted to intensive care.

17 October 2018
On Tuesday 16th October we are celebrating with the rest of the world, will you be joining us?

This year to mark World Restart a Heart Day (RSHD) we are aiming to teach 1000 people how to save a life by offering free interactive CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) training sessions across the Island.

15 October 2018
World Restart a Heart Day 2018

World Restart a Heart day is a designated day of action with the aim to teach vital life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills to as many people as possible.  And this year we intend to be bigger and better by aiming to teach 1000 people in how to save a life!

08 October 2018
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Trust Board Meeting in public on 04/10/2018

The next meeting in public of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board is being held on Thursday 4th October 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.

02 October 2018
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Service will celebrate 70 years of the NHS

A special service to celebrate 70 years of the NHS is being held at 6pm on Wednesday 26th September at All Saints Church, Queen's Rd, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3AF.

16 September 2018
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Heritage Open Day – Saturday 15th September

For the first time and coinciding with the 70th Anniversary year of the NHS, Isle of Wight NHS Trust is hosting a Heritage Open Day on Saturday 15th September between 10:00am and 4:00pm in the Conference Room, opposite the Full Circle Restaurant on Level B at St. Mary’s Hospital.

13 September 2018
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Cancer treatment targets

Recent media coverage about cancer treatment for Isle of Wight residents only tells part of the picture and may worry Island residents unnecessarily.

13 September 2018
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Neonatal Services for the Isle of Wight

A review by NHS England showed that the Local Neonatal Unit (LNU) at St. Mary’s Hospital has the lowest number of babies anywhere in England.   There are around 1,100 births a year on the Isle of Wight.  The LNU cared for 98 babies in 2017 and 92 of these were born after 32 weeks gestation.  Generally babies born after 32 weeks will be cared for in a Special Care Unit (SCU) rather than a LNU.   Babies may be transferred from the Island to a mainland unit for specialist treatment but can return to the Island as their health improves for ongoing care before discharge home.

12 September 2018
Additional staffing needed and advice for those affected by the smoke plume from Sandown

Our hospital is experiencing unprecedented demand and we need staff to help open additional capacity.  We also have concerns about the smoke plume from the hotel fire in Sandown for people with breathing difficulties.

02 September 2018
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Isle of Wight NHS Trust Supports Organ Donation Week

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is supporting Organ Donation Week (3rd-9th September) by urging staff, patients and the public to join the organ donor register - and, most importantly, to tell family and friends about that decision.   To highlight Organ Donation Week posters have been circulated around the Trust and a stand will be outside the Full Circle Restaurant at St. Mary’s Hospital between Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th September with details about how to sign up to the Organ Donor Register.

02 September 2018
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New electronic system for outpatient appointments

Patients on the Isle of Wight will now get faster confirmation of their outpatient appointments after Isle of Wight NHS Trust moved to 100 per cent for electronic referrals to Consultants from 1st September 2018.

01 September 2018
Trust AGM and Board Meeting in public on 06/09/2018

All are welcome to attend

31 August 2018
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South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust & Isle of Wight NHS Trust to explore further collaboration

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) & Isle of Wight NHS Trust (IWNHS) have announced that they are seeking opportunities to collaborate in a number of common areas.

30 August 2018
Bank holiday – which pharmacies will be open?

There will be a network of pharmacies which remain open, with highly trained and experienced staff on hand to help.

 

23 August 2018
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Our services are very busy - try Pharmacy First

Our services continue to be very busy today. We prioritise patients in most need of our emergency and urgent care services and we're sorry if you have to wait to see someone. Many pharmacies on the Island are open to 5pm/5.30pm today and some are open later this evening and tomorrow, Sunday.

11 August 2018
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Folk Hospital to feature Charlie Dore and Julian Littman

Charlie Dore and Julian Littman will be entertaining us on Friday 10th August 2018 at 12.30 in the Full Circle Restaurant at St. Mary's Hospital as part of the Folk Hospital series of concerts.

09 August 2018
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Busy year for NHS Chaplaincy Team

In his final annual report retiring Senior Chaplain Rev Kelvin Burke reports on the activities of the Chaplaincy Team at Isle of Wight NHS Trust during 2017/18 – a year during which the Chaplaincy celebrated its 25th Anniversary. 

07 August 2018
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Outdoor Gym Moved to Better Brighter Space

Following feedback from Trust staff the Trust has relocated the Outdoor Gym at St. Mary’s.   It was in a dark, hidden and out of the way position at the top of the hospital site. Now it’s in an easily accessible, bright and welcoming area just off the path leading from the Education Centre/Junior Doctors Mess down to Sevenacres.

01 August 2018
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IoW Tours shows support for NHS Staff

With the 70th Birthday of the NHS approaching IoW Tours Managing Director Shirley Winn was keen to support staff at the hospital where, like many Islanders, she had been treated.

31 July 2018
Chris Orchin - ‘A Kenyan Experience’

An exhibition of photographs by Chris Orchin is on display in the Full Circle Exhibition space at St. Mary’s Hospital until 28th September.

31 July 2018
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Care for sick and premature babies
NHS England is reviewing how sick and premature babies get the right care for their needs and want to ensure they have heard the views of parents who have used neonatal services in the past and from women who are pregnant who may need to use the service.
30 July 2018
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Trust Board to meet on 2nd August 2018

The next meeting of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board, is to be held on Thursday 2nd August 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Room, St. Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, NEWPORT, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG.

24 July 2018

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