We aim to offer you the best services available but sometimes these may not meet the standards that you expect. We are continually looking at ways to improve our services and make the most effective use of resources.

Help us to help you

We welcome feedback from users of our services, their relatives and carers, whether these are compliments, complaints, concerns or suggestions. Suggestions or complaints can help us solve problems, learn lessons and lead to service improvements.

Raising concerns 

If something is wrong or you are unhappy with the care or treatment that you or your relative or friend has received, please tell us as soon as possible so that problems can be sorted out quickly. We will look into the matter, offer support and advice, and make sure that your voice is heard.

If possible, please speak to the person in charge of the ward, clinic or service in the first instance, as they are often in the best position to help and may be able to satisfactorily resolve the situation for you.

If you are unhappy with the outcome, or would prefer to speak to somebody separate from the department, please contact the Patient Experience Team and who will do all they can to help you.

Getting help 

The Patient Experience Team are here to help with any query that you have concerning your journey with the NHS. For example, if you are unsure of how to access a service or have difficulties in contacting a department, then contact us and we will be able to help. We can also support you with how to make a complaint.


We welcome your comments when you would like to tell us about a good experience or a member of staff who supported you particularly well throughout your care.

Friends and Family Test

The Friends and Family Test survey should be offered to you throughout your journey through the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, and this feedback is shared monthly with the wards / services to ensure that lessons are learnt from valuable feedback. Please ask a member of staff who will be happy to support you in providing feedback. Find out more about the Friends and Family Test on the NHS England website.

Patient stories

If you or a relative would like to share your story about your experience of care, please contact our patient experience team, who will discuss the process with you.

If you wish to participate in this important patient experience feedback work, we would love to hear from you.