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We need your help again as junior doctors strike for the tenth time in a year

Please help your local NHS by keeping Emergency Departments free for those who need them most during the junior doctor strikes which start this Saturday.

22 February 2024
Successful stroke Christmas raffle thanks to island businesses

Our stroke unit at St Mary’s Hospital were delighted to receive a generous cheque after a successful Christmas raffle.

15 February 2024
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This Valentine’s Day why not learn CPR and save someone from a broken heart?

This Valentine’s Day, the IOW NHS Ambulance Service wants to remind everyone of the importance of learning Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and how to use public defibrillators, so we all have the skills to help restart a heart.

14 February 2024
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Four Community Nurses awarded Queen’s Nurse title

Isle of Wight NHS Trust is proud to share that four of its Community Nurses have been given the prestigious title of Queen's Nurse by The Queen's Nursing Institute (QNI).

13 February 2024
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Heroes recognised at Ambulance Awards

Members of the IW Ambulance Service have been recognised at an awards ceremony held at Northwood House.

02 February 2024
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Islanders invited to NHS community engagement event

A new hub that will transform the way mental health services are delivered on the island is nearing completion behind the hoardings of the former HMV building in Newport High Street.

15 January 2024
Check-in on your winter wellness at a community wellbeing clinic near you

Get advice and support on your health and wellbeing this winter 

09 January 2024
Junior doctor industrial action January 2024

Junior doctors will begin a further period of industrial action starting at 7am tomorrow, Wednesday 3 January, and will continue to 7am Tuesday 9 January.

02 January 2024
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King’s Ambulance Service medal for Islander in New Year honours

Louise Walker, Head of Education, Training and Engagement, for the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, has been awarded the King’s Ambulance Service Medal (KAM) for distinguished service, it was announced last night.

30 December 2023
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Help get family and friends home for Christmas

St Mary’s Hospital is asking for support to get people home as quickly as possible

20 December 2023
Supporting you during industrial action

Junior doctors will begin industrial action at 7am tomorrow, Wednesday 20 December, and will continue to 7am Saturday 23 December. Our services continue to be extremely busy and we expect our services to experience further pressure during the strikes.

19 December 2023
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Handmade toys for Hospital Children’s Ward

The Children’s ward at St Mary’s Hospital have received a special delivery of handmade toys from NaShers (Nettlestone and Seaview’s Men’s Shed).

18 December 2023
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Your local pharmacy festive opening times – and a repeat prescription reminder

Find the opening times for your local pharmacies here

14 December 2023
Isle of Wight NHS Trust asks for local community support as it declares critical incident

Today (Tuesday 12 December) Isle of Wight NHS Trust has declared a critical incident to protect patient safety as the hospital and emergency department are full.

12 December 2023
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Isle of Wight Ambulance Service 2023 Multi-Casualty Exercise

IW Ambulance Service put their plans to the test yesterday evening with a large-scale multi-agency training exercise

06 December 2023
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Celebrating HealthCare Support Workers Day

A special awards ceremony was held on Thursday 23 November at St Mary’s Hospital to mark Healthcare Support Workers (HCSW) Day 2023.

30 November 2023
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National award win for island nhs apprenticeship programme

A pioneering partnership between the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and HTP Apprenticeship College has won a prestigious national award. The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Careers for Young People programme won the Workforce Team of the Year category at the recent Nursing Times Workforce Awards 2023.

28 November 2023
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Need a COVID Vaccine? St Mary’s Vaccination Hub is open

St Mary’s Vaccination Hub will remain open until 31 January 2024 for people who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine

16 November 2023
Islanders asked to support NHS as pressure on services escalates

As winter approaches and pressure increases on the island’s NHS services, St Mary’s Hospital asks islanders for their support.

20 October 2023
Island Carers Passport Scheme launched to support unpaid carers

Island Carers Passport Scheme launched to support unpaid carers

Carers Isle of Wight has teamed up with Isle of Wight NHS Trust to launch The Carers Passport scheme, the first of its kind on the island, to support unpaid carers to be recognised for the important role they play, caring for people who need that extra support.

20 October 2023
Help us reduce patient waiting lists

We are contacting patients who are on St. Mary's Hospital waiting lists to confirm if they still require their hospital appointment or procedure.

16 October 2023
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Three Cheers for The Three Bishops

Thanks to incredible fundraising efforts, the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service Clinical Coordination Centre staff, along with the Ambulance Training & Community Response Services (ATCORS) have funded a new public access defibrillator located at The Three Bishops in the village of Brightstone.

16 October 2023
Bowel Cancer UK announces St. Mary's Hospital nurse as winner of prestigious national award

Bowel Cancer UK have announced Jennifer Rayner, the Colorectal Clinical Nurse Specialist, from St. Mary's Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight as winner of the prestigious Gary Logue Colorectal Nurse Cancer Awards.

03 October 2023
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Big thanks to Friends of St Mary’s for funding spectacular LED Sky lights

The IOW NHS Trust thanks the Friends of St Mary’s for funding the LED ceiling lights for the Children’s Ward at a cost of £2982.

28 September 2023
Health and care careers festival a success

Organised by the Isle of Wight Council in partnership with our Trust, around 800 people attended the Lord Louis Library, Newport, on Wednesday to hear more about career opportunities from across the sector.

22 September 2023
Flexible working transformation scoops top award

A successful partnership between trade unions and our Trust to improve our flexible working offer has won a prestigious industry award.

21 September 2023
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St Mary’s Hospital Vaccination Hub open

Our Vaccination Hub has opened its doors to the public and is offering COVID vaccinations to those who are eligible

21 September 2023
Industrial action update

All NHS health and care providers across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have been working hard to look after our patients whilst respecting our colleagues right to strike. Ahead of the next round of strikes we wanted to explain what you can expect from us and how we can best support each other.

19 September 2023
Islanders encouraged to register their decision to give the gift of life

In partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant, we are calling on people to register their donation decision and talk to their families about organ donation for this year's Organ Donation Week.

19 September 2023
Island’s health and care providers are on the lookout for new talent

Over 20 health and care employers are joining forces to host a major careers festival on the island in a drive to find new recruits looking to make a real difference to people’s lives.

15 September 2023
Trust Annual General Meeting

Our next Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 14 September in the Main Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, St Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG.

04 September 2023
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Changes to St Mary’s Hospital access as Children’s Emergency Department work gets underway

Monday 4 September there will be no vehicle through route across the St Mary's site

01 September 2023
Island NHS Trust shortlisted for a clutch of awards

Our staff and teams are up for a number of prestigious healthcare awards

30 August 2023
Multi-million pound investment programme taking shape

Significant progress has being made across our multi-million pound Investing in Our Future programme since work started earlier this year.

15 August 2023
First paramedics on trailblazing apprenticeship graduate and enter NHS workforce

Four apprentices from Isle of Wight Ambulance Service were among 200 paramedic apprentices from across England who officially graduated from University of Cumbria last week.

01 August 2023
Ward and department moves at St Mary's Hospital

From Tuesday 1 August there will be a number of ward and department moves taking place across St Mary’s Hospital.

28 July 2023
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Virtual reality supports wellbeing of older people

Sevenacres Mental Health Unit at St Mary’s Hospital is up for a national award

27 July 2023
Building work set to begin on island’s new diagnostic centre

Building work for the new community diagnostic centre at St Mary’s Hospital will start next month.

21 July 2023
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5 stars for food hygiene at St Mary’s Hospital

St. Mary’s Hospital has been awarded 5 stars for food hygiene following an unannounced food hygiene inspection

20 July 2023
NHS in the South East urges public to use services wisely as consultant strike due to begin

Senior doctors are to take action on Thursday 20 July and Friday 21 July 

19 July 2023
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Generous donation to Luccombe Ward from Ventnor Lions Club charity

A huge thank you to the Ventnor Lions Club charity who have very generously donated a new bladder scanner to Luccombe Ward, St Mary’s Hospital.

13 July 2023
Junior doctor industrial action July 2023

The British Medical Association (BMA) has confirmed that industrial action, in the form of strikes, will take place at Isle of Wight NHS Trust this week. This action will impact our services.

13 July 2023
IOW NHS Trust shortlisted for two HSJ Patient Safety Awards

IOW NHS Trust has been shortlisted in two categories of this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards which recognise and reward the teams and individuals who strive to deliver improved patient care for their community.

04 July 2023
Major recruitment programme underway in preparation for the island’s new Community Diagnostic Centre

Over 40 new jobs are available at our Trust in preparation for the opening of the new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC).

23 June 2023
New Blood Test Booking Service at St Mary’s

Islanders needing a blood test at St Mary’s Hospital will be asked to book an appointment using a new online system from Tuesday 27 June.

23 June 2023
Children’s Ward parents’ room gets a makeover

The parents’ room located in the Children’s Ward at St Mary’s Hospital has been transformed thanks to a kind donation and capital funding.

20 June 2023
Island midwife named as top 10 global birth worker of the year

Midwife, Kirsty Arnold, has been named as one of this year’s top 10 birth workers worldwide and is in the final to reach birth worker of the year after being nominated by Ryde mum, Charlotte Pugmire.

19 June 2023
Community nursing team leads innovative partnership for East Cowes

East Cowes GP surgery has responded to an increase in demand for their services and challenges in recruiting nurses for the practice by creating an innovative partnership with our community nursing team.

19 June 2023
Islanders asked to support NHS over the next few days

As local NHS services head into a very busy weekend, the Trust’s medical director is asking for help to keep urgent and emergency care available for people with life threatening illnesses or injuries. 

14 June 2023
Trust up for HPMA Excellence in People Award

We have been shortlisted for a Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) award. This nomination is for delivery of a successful collaboration project with trade unions which has improved flexible working opportunities for all employees.

13 June 2023
Emergency floor transformation and staff investment proves a success

Over the past 12 months our emergency floor team has completed an innovative transformation resulting in zero nursing vacancies, less reliance on agency staff, an increase in positive feedback and a decrease in complaints.

13 June 2023
People across the South East urged to look after themselves and use NHS services appropriately ahead of this week’s strike action and hot weather

Planned by the British Medical Association, Junior Doctors will be striking for 72 hours, from 7am on Wednesday 14 June to 7am on Saturday 17 June 

13 June 2023
New buggy to help patients get to their appointments

We have introduced a buggy service at St Mary’s Hospital to help patients get to their appointments.

12 June 2023
We have won the Silver Award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme

We have been awarded the Silver Award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme by the South East Reserve Forces’ Cadets’ Association (SERFCA).

07 June 2023
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New community PODS offer easy access to NHS appointments

A new pilot project which offers people an alternative location for their healthcare appointments has launched

12 May 2023
Isle of Wight’s NHS leadership strengthened in drive to make services sustainable

The NHS on the Isle of Wight will be strengthened by the appointment of two experienced leaders.

11 May 2023
End of life care service continues to set the bar nationally

The latest National Audit of Care at the End of Life results shows that our Trust continues to set the bar nationally in continuing to deliver high quality of care to people coming to the end of their life.

10 May 2023
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New Ambulance Station receives an official Royal opening

HRH the Duchess of Gloucester has officially opened our new £1m Ambulance Station at St. Mary’s Hospital which is home to the IW Ambulance Service

20 April 2023
New members of the Ambulance Team are a paws-itive hit

Our Ambulance Service has welcomed 12 special new recruits to their team this week to help reduce stress in the workplace.

15 April 2023
Changes to mask wearing

From Monday 17 April 2023, visitors to St Mary’s Hospital and our other sites are once again no longer required to wear face masks in most clinical areas, unless it is their personal preference to do so. 

14 April 2023
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IOW strokes services rated top in national NHS audit

IOW stroke services has received an ‘A’ star rating; the highest for stroke care in the region in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP).

12 April 2023
St. Mary’s Vaccine Hub open for COVID-19 Spring Vaccinations

The COVID-19 spring vaccination programme is underway and St. Mary’s Hospital Vaccination Hub is offering the spring vaccine to those who are eligible.

11 April 2023
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Isle of Wight NHS Trust recruits new talent in unique partnership with HTP Apprenticeship College

Young people on the Isle of Wight are starting great careers with the NHS as part of a collaboration between the Island’s NHS Trust and local training provider HTP Apprenticeship College.

29 March 2023
Isle of Wight strategic partnerships

Today the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board (ICB) published papers ahead of its Board meeting on 29 March 2023.

23 March 2023
£10m Community Diagnostic Centre to provide first class care

Islanders will have better access to tests and treatment thanks to a new £10m Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) at St Mary’s Hospital.

17 March 2023
Island nutrition nurse specialist shortlisted for nursing excellence award

Isle of Wight clinical nutrition nurse specialist, Deborah Shrubsole, has been shortlisted for a British Journal of Nursing Award, in the Nutrition Nurse of the Year category, for developing a feeding tube passport and kit bag that is helping to keep patients at home and maintain their independence.

10 March 2023
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Help us protect babies from respiratory infections in the future

Research study could help prevent many infants from severe illness

23 February 2023
Major funding for digital infrastructure and clinical systems is a ‘game changer’

Our Trust has welcomed the confirmation of £21.5m of additional funding to modernise digital technology, IT infrastructure and clinical systems.

22 February 2023
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Student nurse reaches final of prestigious awards for raising the profile of equality and diversity in the workplace

Isle of Wight NHS Trust student nurse, Jade Wareham has reached the final in two categories for the 2023 Student Nursing Times Awards.

16 February 2023
Acute partnership proves to be a life saver

One of our community first responders has praised the care he received after having a heart attack in the early hours of Tuesday 8 November 2021.

15 February 2023
NHS Trust collaborating with local community to improve care for veterans and members of the armed forces

The Island’s veteran community and members of the public are invited to come along to a veteran’s engagement event at St Mary’s Hospital on Thursday 2 March.

13 February 2023
IOW and Portsmouth trusts strengthen partnership to deliver benefits for patients

A stronger partnership between neighbouring NHS trusts will help tackle the long-standing challenges of delivering healthcare for the Isle of Wight and ensure the provision of high quality, safe, and sustainable services to all the populations they serve.

31 January 2023
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Friends of St Mary’s enable donation of key rapid response equipment

A huge thank you to the Friend's of St Mary's for funding £1,295 for a small but incredible piece of equipment, known as an EMMA device, to add to the rapid response kit that is held by the on-call Operating Department Practitioner team.

19 January 2023
Breaking ground event at St Mary’s marks major step forward

A once in a generation investment programme into local NHS services has taken a major step forward as building work officially started in January at St Mary’s Hospital.

13 January 2023
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IOW Maternity Services rated one of the best

Results published by the Care Quality Commission show positive experiences for pregnant women and their families

13 January 2023
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Health-based Place of Safety suite improved for patients admitted under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act

The Trust’s Health-based Place of Safety (HBPoS) suite at Sevencacres has recently been redesigned and refurbished to ensure patients are provided with a safe and secure assessment environment.

12 January 2023
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3 Christmas Day babies welcomed at St. Mary’s Hospital

Maternity staff at St. Mary’s Hospital welcomed 3 babies on Christmas Day 2022.

26 December 2022
There is no place like home … here’s how you can help get a loved home from hospital for Christmas

St. Mary's Hospital is still in Critical Incident status, facing extreme and sustained pressure on all its services following a significant rise in flu, Covid-19, and Strep A admissions.

22 December 2022
Following months of extreme pressure and another very busy weekend, St Mary’s Hospital is facing unprecedented challenges.

Following months of sustained pressure and an extremely busy weekend, the situation at St Mary’s remains extremely critical.

19 December 2022
Changes to main entrance from next week

From next week there will be further changes across St Mary’s Hospital site to enable work to begin on our new emergency care floor.

16 December 2022
We have been awarded the Veteran Aware Accreditation

Our Trust is celebrating being awarded the Veteran Aware accreditation.

15 December 2022
Island’s emergency services working together to help save lives

Our Ambulance Service and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (HIWFRS) launch a Cardiac Arrest Responder scheme to help save lives.

14 December 2022
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Isle of Wight NHS Trust Maternity Services rated GOOD

Isle of Wight Maternity Services has received a Good rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

14 December 2022
First cohorts of registered nursing professionals complete their Open University Nurse training

The Trust is proud to celebrate its first cohort of Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices who completed their nursing qualifications, in partnership with The Open University.

09 December 2022
Ambulance Service recognises volunteer Community First Responders

Our Isle of Wight Ambulance Service have held an award ceremony to thank all volunteer Community First Responders (CFRs).

06 December 2022
New Volunteer Car Service Drivers for Island

Our Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service Patient Transport Service team (PTS) is proud to welcome three new Volunteer Ambulance Car Service drivers (VACS).

05 December 2022
Extreme pressure prompts Critical Incident declaration

Following an increase in demand for emergency care, we have declared a Critical Incident.

01 December 2022
New urgent care maternity app launches

The way pregnant people access urgent care is transforming with a new app

30 November 2022
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Isle of Wight Ambulance Service Leads Multi-Agency Exercise

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service (IWAS) ran another successful and ambitious large-scale night exercise yesterday evening (22 November) at the Isle of Wight Military Museum in Northwood.

23 November 2022
End of life care team shortlisted for The Sun’s Who Cares Wins awards

Our end of life care team on Wellow Unit have been shortlisted for The Sun’s Who Cares Wins health awards in the ‘Best Team’ category.

22 November 2022
All change as investment programme gets underway

From Monday 21 November 2022 there will be a number of changes at St Mary’s Hospital as work is set to begin on a once in a generation investment programme to improve the Island’s NHS infrastructure.

16 November 2022
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Virtual Recruitment Event offers a window into our Community Services and roles on offer

If you want to make a difference in your community and would like to find out more about a career in community healthcare, we would love you to join us at our virtual recruitment event to find out more. 

 

08 November 2022
Pressure remains across NHS services in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

The situation at St Mary’s has improved but remains serious as pressure continues across all NHS services.

28 October 2022
Changes afoot as St Mary’s Hospital improvements works begin

Our multi-million pound Investing in Our Future programme to improve the Island's NHS services is about to begin.

27 October 2022
St Mary’s Hospital blood test department relocating as multi-million-pound improvement project works set to begin

The blood test department at St Mary’s Hospital will be relocating from Monday 31 October 2022 from its current location on Level B to the North Hospital.

25 October 2022
Critical Incident declared

Our Trust has declared a Critical Incident today (Tuesday 25 October) in response to significant pressure on hospital services.

25 October 2022
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Restart a Heart Day is a special occasion this year for two Island families reunited with their Ambulance rescuers

This Sunday, 16 October 2022 is World Restart a Heart Day

16 October 2022
Green light for major investment in the Island’s NHS

A once in a generation capital investment in our NHS services is about to begin on the Isle of Wight. 

Work to improve patient care and outcomes, reduce waiting times and bed occupancy, and to transform community mental health provision on the Island will start in November. 

13 October 2022
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Congratulations to the Ambulance Training & Community Response Services (ATCoRS) for receiving an outstanding service award

The IOW NHS Ambulance Training & Community Response Services (ATCoRS) team received national recognition in September for outstanding service and exceptional support services for their work during the pandemic.

12 October 2022
Critical Incident declared

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has declared a Critical Incident today (Tuesday 11 October) as it takes steps to protect patient safety.

11 October 2022
Mental health support for those struggling with worries during uncertain times

Today it’s World Mental Health Day (Monday 10 October) with a world focus on making mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority

With so much uncertainty across the world and many people feeling the pinch of the cost-of-living crisis, more people are likely to experience poor mental health with increased stress, anxiety and depression.

10 October 2022
Demand continues to put unprecedented pressure on Island NHS

We are appealing to Island residents for help in easing the ongoing pressure on our services.

30 September 2022
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Young learners take their first step towards a rewarding NHS career

The Trust welcomed its first cohort of 13 young learners, who joined the Careers for Young People Programme earlier this month (5 September).

This innovative training programme was developed in partnership with colleagues from HTP Apprenticeship College as part of a two-year education programme which offers a route into a fulfilling NHS career.

30 September 2022
Changes to parking charges at St. Mary’s Hospital

Following a review carried out in 2020, Isle of Wight NHS Trust has introduced new parking charges for patients and visitors from 3 October 2022.

30 September 2022
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Community Mental Health Service shortlisted for a 2022 Royal College of Psychiatrists Award.

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Community Mental Health Service have been shortlisted for a Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Award in the category ‘Psychiatric Team of the Year 2022: Working-age Adults’.

29 September 2022
People on the Isle of Wight encouraged to register their decision to give the gift of life

This Organ Donation Week (26th September to 2nd October) Isle of Wight NHS Trust and NHS Blood and Transplant and are calling on people to register their donation decision and talk to their families about organ donation as more than 6,500 people are actively waiting for a transplant across the UK.

28 September 2022
Recruitment open day for those passionate about keeping patients safe

If you would you like to be part of a vital expanding team, ensuring high standards of cleanliness are achieved for our patients, visitors, and staff then we would love to see you at our recruitment open day on Saturday 1 October 2022, from 10am to 2pm.

23 September 2022
Trust appeals to public for ongoing support

We remain under significant pressure despite calling an end to a critical incident caused by high levels of demand for emergency care.

22 September 2022
Sustained demand prompts Critical Incident declaration

In response to sustained demand for our services, we have declared a Critical Incident today (Wednesday 21 September 2022).

21 September 2022
Island community invited to our Veteran Awareness open day

We are working towards achieving national Veteran Aware status to ensure the best possible NHS care is provided for veterans, their families, and to those who are still serving in the UK’s armed forces. We will be holding a drop in event on Thursday 29 September 2022, from 10am to 2pm, for members of the public to come along and meet representatives from a range of veteran support services.

21 September 2022
Mandatory face masks no longer required by our Trust

From Thursday 1 September 2022, visitors to St Mary’s Hospital and other Trust sites are once again no longer required to wear face masks, unless it is their personal preference to do so.

31 August 2022
Tasty fundraiser sees £1,200 raised for Friends of St Mary’s Hospital

Biomedical Scientist, Jussna Mateen and Indian restaurant, Eastern Eye, in Sandown have raised an incredible £1,200 for The Friends of St Mary’s Hospital by organising a tasty takeaway meal for some hungry pathologists at Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

30 August 2022

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