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Collection of films to boost health and wellbeing

The Trust is delighted to share a collection of short films titled ‘Day by Day’.

22 May 2020
Support for local NHS Charity continues to grow

Maggie Oldham, Chief Executive said: “We are very lucky to have a wonderful community spirit on the Island and we continue to be hugely grateful for all the support shown to the NHS and social care...

22 May 2020
Interview with Pippa

When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March it meant that most of our clinical staff were now required to wear masks that covered their mouths.

For Pippa, who only has 30% hearing in one ear and relies on lip reading to do her job, this was a real barrier. We caught up with Pippa to find out how she and her team have worked together that’s meant she has been able to continue in her job role.

21 May 2020
Interview with Lina, Hospital at Night Clinical Coordinator

As part of Equality and Human Rights week at Isle of Wight NHS Trust we spoke to Lina, from the Philippines, who works as a Hospital at Night Clinical Coordinator in our Critical Care Outreach Service.

20 May 2020
Which NHS services are open this bank holiday, and how to reach them

Doctors are urging people to remember that NHS services are still there for them over the long bank holiday weekend, whatever their need.

20 May 2020
COVID Test Centre and App gives easy access to testing

COVID-19 tests are now available to anyone aged 5 or over who has coronavirus symptoms.

19 May 2020
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Are you responsible for a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) on the Isle of Wight?

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Training & Community Response Services (ATCoRS) are urging those who are responsible for a Public Access Defibrillator to check it is ready for use.

19 May 2020
Be kind to yourself and others…take care of your mental health

The IOW NHS Trust is supporting the Mental Health Foundation’s (MHF) message that showing kindness to others is good for our own mental health and wellbeing too.

18 May 2020
Technology helping to keep heart failure patients safe

Video consultations has enabled face to face contact with patients without them having to leave their homes

15 May 2020
Mental Health support now available 24/7 by calling NHS 111

Residents of the Isle of Wight are now able to access specialist mental health support by calling the NHS 24/7 Mental Health Triage Service via 111.

08 May 2020
St Mary’s Hospital welcomes new healthcare professionals

11 new student Physician Associates have joined St. Mary’s Hospital whilst universities are closed to help respond to the current Coronavirus pandemic

06 May 2020
Coronavirus track and trace plan launched on the Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight announced as first phase of new ‘test, track and trace’ programme

05 May 2020
New service launched to bring patients a touch of home during their hospital stay

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has launched a new service for passing on essential personal items to patients.

04 May 2020
Hampshire and Isle of Wight children and young person’s mental health crisis Freephone line launches

A Freephone mental health crisis helpline for children and young people across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has been launched today.

04 May 2020
St Mary’s Hospital joins the international research fight against coronavirus

The Research Team based at St Mary’s Hospital is contributing to the global effort to fight coronavirus.

24 April 2020
RAF Chinook lands at Seaclose to practice patient transfers with the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service

The Royal Air Force landed a CH47 Chinook helicopter today (Friday) at Seaclose Park as an exercise to practice longstanding helicopter landing site procedures, should they be needed, to transfer patients.

17 April 2020
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New service launched to keep hospital patients connected with their loved ones

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has launched a new service to help families stay in touch with their loved ones in hospital.

16 April 2020
Accessing NHS services this Easter

Your NHS services are still operating to care for and treat people over this Easter holiday weekend – despite the temporary changes brought in to help tackle the Coronavirus pandemic.

09 April 2020
Important reminder regarding advice and treatment for minor illness

People with minor illness should not attend the Urgent Treatment Centre at St. Mary’s Hospital unless asked to attend by an Urgent Treatment Service Clinician.

07 April 2020
Army arrive on the island

Army personnel have been deployed on the Isle of Wight to help with the reconfiguration of St Mary’s hospital as part of the national planned mutual aid arrangements for military support for major incidents.

06 April 2020
Solent NHS Trust to deliver sexual health services on Isle of Wight

The transfer of sexual health services to Solent NHS Trust took place yesterday, Wednesday 1 April, with all the current IoW NHS colleagues transferring to Solent under the TUPE scheme.

02 April 2020
Coronavirus – Looking after your mental health

We are facing extraordinary times due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and it’s important that we all heed the advice to stay safe at home. This is a crucial step we can all take to help limit the spread of the virus and keep healthy and well.

30 March 2020
A statement from our Medical Director

Sadly, two people in our care have died having tested positive for COVID-19.

28 March 2020
Local NHS supports Island Care and Nursing Homes to protect vulnerable residents

All nursing and care homes on the Island are being given equipment and training to monitor key observations remotely and reduce the need for people to go into to deliver care homes.

27 March 2020
Statement from Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney, Chair of the Local Resilience Forum

As part of our regular review of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum (HIOW LRF) has now declared the Coronavirus outbreak a major incident.

20 March 2020
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1200 Carers supported by The Carers Lounge at St Mary’s

The Carers Lounge at St Mary’s Hospital is run by Carers IW and since the lounge was opened two years ago the team has supported 1200 carers and see approximately 65 new carers every month.

05 March 2020
Conversation with Maggie - March 2020

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04 March 2020
St Mary’s welcomes two ‘Leap Year’ babies!

Maternity staff were delighted to welcome two ‘Leap Year’ babies born on Saturday 29th February at St Mary’s Hospital.

04 March 2020
Isle of Wight NHS Trust opens new End of Life Care Unit

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has opened a new three-bed End of Life Care Unit to help support people as they approach the end of their lives.

25 February 2020
Trust to grow its own ‘Diversity Champions’

In collaboration with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police, the Isle of Wight NHS Trust recently held a training day to raise awareness of the issues faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual & Transgender people (LGBT+).

24 February 2020
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Island consultant awarded prestigious national award

Dr Victor Lawrence has been awarded an Honorary Citation from the College of Podiatry

18 February 2020
New NHS partnership to improve hospital services

A partnership between Isle of Wight NHS Trust (IWT) and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT) will improve hospital-based services for people living on the Isle of Wight.

06 February 2020
Conversation with Maggie - January

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27 January 2020
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Isle of Wight NHS Trust strengthens its Board

The senior team at Isle of Wight NHS Trust has been strengthened by the arrival of a new Non-Executive Director and the reappointment of three senior leaders.

21 January 2020
Isle of Wight NHS opens new Community Unit

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has opened a new 14-bed Community Unit to help ease winter pressures and support people to leave hospital as soon as they are able to.

15 January 2020
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Heart Failure Nurse Specialist Georgina is ‘Simply Marvellous’

Georgina Newnham has won a prestigious National Award for her outstanding patient care

15 January 2020
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‘Thank you Chloe’

8 year old Chloe Barnicoat surprised staff working at St. Mary’s Hospital today with a special delivery of chocolate treats

21 December 2019
Check which pharmacies are open near you over Christmas and New Year

The festive season is already upon us and it’s important to order your repeat prescriptions in time for the holidays.

20 December 2019
Pippa the polar bear spreads festive joy at St Mary's

The icon character at Robin Hill’s new Christmas event on the Isle of Wight, Pippa the polar bear, will be leaving her POLAR Hollow on Thursday 12th and Monday 16th December to bring some festive cheer to the children’s wards at both St Mary’s Hospital on the Island and Southampton General. 

12 December 2019
Christmas tree competition shines a light on equality and diversity

Working together, staff at the Trust and Isle of Wight College, were challenged to design a Christmas tree to represent equality and diversity – ‘Diversitree’.

12 December 2019
Raising funds for a defibrillator on Newport High Street

We were absolutely thrilled to learn that Dana and Specsavers team are raising funds for a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD).

22 November 2019
Conversation with Maggie - November

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22 November 2019
Outpatients on the move ahead of new Urgent Treatment Centre

Outpatients Department moves to bigger, brighter location ahead of new Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) opening.

15 November 2019
Latest Isle of Wight NHS Trust Board meeting

The Board of Isle of Wight NHS Trust is due to meet on November 14.

11 November 2019
Trust Volunteers Service is highly commended for national Helpforce Champions Awards 2019

IW NHS Trust Volunteers Service is highly commended for 'Innovation in Volunteering Award' at the Helpforce Champions Awards 2019, providing national recognition of their fantastic contribution to volunteering in the NHS.

31 October 2019
‘Restart a Heart 2019’, a huge success for the Island

The Island now has over 3000 more life savers thanks to the IW NHS Trust Ambulance Training & Community Services (ATCoRS) CPR guardians.

31 October 2019
Could the Dyson Air Purifier help control asthma?

An initial study has been launched at the David Hide Asthma & Allergy Centre at St. Mary’s Hospital to look into the effects of air pollution and allergen exposures on asthma and whether using Dyson air purifiers could provide improvements for asthma patients.  An initial study has been launched at the David Hide Asthma & Allergy Centre at St. Mary’s Hospital to look into the effects of air pollution and allergen exposures on asthma and whether using Dyson air purifiers could provide improvements for asthma patients.

30 October 2019
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
Conversation with Maggie - October 2019

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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
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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
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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

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