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About Us

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. Established in April 2012, the Trust provides a full range of health services to an isolated offshore population of 140,000. 

Acute Care Services

Based at the heart of the Island, with 246 beds and handling 22,685 admissions each year, St Mary’s Hospital in Newport is our main base for delivering acute services for the Island’s population. Services include the Emergency Department (A&E), the Urgent Treatment Centre (by referral only), Emergency medicine and surgery, planned surgery, intensive care, comprehensive maternity, Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and paediatric services with 1,338 births last year. To find out more about our Acute Services view the Hospital Care page on this site. Within our Acute services, a number of Planned Care services including chemotherapy and orthopaedics are also delivered, to find out more view the Planned Care page on this site.

Community Health Services

Delivered in patients' homes, in a range of primary and community settings and from St Mary’s Hospital, our Community Health services include district nursing, health visiting, community nursing teams, a primary dental care service and orthotics, as well as inpatient rehabilitation and community post-acute stroke wards. To find out more about our Community services view the Community Heath page on this site.

Mental Health Services

Our Mental Health services provide inpatient & community based mental health care.  We have 32 beds and Community Mental Health Teams supporting a case load of 1,300 patients.  Our portfolio also includes Specialist CAMHS, Early Intervention in Psychosis and Memory Service and intensive outreach service for residential and nursing care homes. For more information about these services view the Mental Health page on this site.

Ambulance Service

The Island’s ambulance service delivers all emergency and non-emergency ambulance transport including the Jumbulance for the Island’s population. With 21,712 emergency calls and 25,292 emergency vehicles dispatched each year the service operates from a single base across the Island.  The service is also responsible for transporting patients to mainland hospitals when required. For more information about Ambulance services on the Island view the Ambulance Services page on this site

In this section you will find information explaining how the Isle of Wight NHS Trust is run including its vision and corporate objectives, who leads it, how decisions are made, how the Trust ensures responsible use of public money, and our consultants.

You can read about how the Trust works to meet a number of statutory duties including equality and diversity, emergency planning, patient safety and quality, and safeguarding.

You can also learn a little more about some of our partnership working schemes with other Island organisations and NHS bodies.

In this section you can also find our Annual Report and details about how to get further information by making a Freedom of Information request.

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