People will now be able to have blood tests at their GP practice

Most people will now be able have a blood test which their GP has asked for within their own practice, bringing the service closer to home and reducing the need to travel.

04 August 2020
Main Outpatient clinics restart at St. Mary’s Hospital

From Monday 3 August, outpatients clinics will resume within the Main Outpatients Department at St. Mary’s Hospital.

28 July 2020
Face coverings mandatory in shops, supermarkets, shopping centres and enclosed transport hubs from Friday 24 July

Face coverings will be mandatory in additional enclosed public spaces from Friday - including shops, supermarkets, shopping centres and transport hubs.

24 July 2020
Achieving high standards for our patients

Over 95% of people attending the Emergency Department at St. Mary’s Hospital during May and June spent less than 4 hours in the department

23 July 2020
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Heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped raise an impressive £4800 for Phoebe’s Light

This week the IOW NHS Trust’s Children’s ward celebrated reaching their target of £4800 for Phoebe’s Light.

18 July 2020
Safe haven service here to help children and young people on the island

A safe haven to provide children and young people with mental health support on the island has updated its opening times and ways to access the service.

17 July 2020
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Advanced technology that will improve eye health

St. Mary’s Hospital is now equipped with new and innovative technology, that will improve diagnosis of a patient's eye disease.

16 July 2020
Community music project gives birthday thanks to #NHSAngels

Students from Platform One College of Music on the Isle of Wight have recorded a charity song in lockdown to thank key workers including NHS staff for all their efforts during the Covid-19 outbreak.

03 July 2020
A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to our Island community

This year to mark 72 years of the National Health Service the Island’s NHS want to say a special thank you to our Island community for the overwhelming support received over recent months

03 July 2020
Over 1,000 healthcare workers tested for COVID-19 Antibodies

A third of IOW NHS Trust staff have now been tested to see if they have had the COVID-19 infection

02 July 2020
Health and care leaders thank key workers for ‘phenomenal response’

Leaders from the health, care, community and voluntary sectors have thanked key workers across the Isle of Wight for their ‘phenomenal response’ to the coronavirus pandemic.

26 June 2020
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Increased support for people with autism

A new service to support children and adults with autism during the current Covid–19 pandemic launched on Wednesday (17th June 2020)

18 June 2020
Face coverings must be worn when attending healthcare appointments

From Monday 15th June, all visitors and patients attending appointments must wear a face covering at all times.

12 June 2020
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Exciting Opportunity for Volunteer Community First Responders

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service is really pleased to announce a fantastic opportunity for people to apply to become a volunteer Community First Responder (CFRs) as it embarks on a new accredited training programme.

11 June 2020
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Paediatric Diabetes Team devise a ‘drive-through’ approach to monitor children and young people

The IOW NHS Trust welcome incredible results this Diabetes Week, as the Paediatric Diabetes Team continue to roll out an innovative approach to supporting patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

11 June 2020
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Carers Week 8th – 14th June 2020

This week 8th – 14th June 2020 is Carers Week, which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

08 June 2020
Ambulance Training and Community Response Services re-opens to support public services and businesses

Lifesaving training is to restart following an easing of the Government’s COVID-19 measures as more people return to work.

04 June 2020
Mental Health Hub opens to support Island Residents

The Islands NHS Mental Health Services have made it easier for Isle of Wight Residents to access mental health services they need, when they need them.

04 June 2020
Teaching assistant hula hoops for 12 hours to raise money

A teaching assistant from Wroxall Primary School has held a 12 hour hula hooping fundraiser to help raise money for the Isle of Wight NHS Trust and Mountbatten Hospice.

03 June 2020
Local cruise firm supports cross-Solent patient transfers

Solent and Wightline Cruises is supporting the IW Ambulance Service in the transfer of critically-ill patients across the Solent



02 June 2020
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The Trust thanks its volunteers

Volunteers’ Week is a time to celebrate and say thank you for the contribution and time volunteers give to the IOW NHS Trust.

01 June 2020
Matrons brave the shave to raise funds for Mountbatten Hospice

Matrons Julie Hailes and Jan Appell at Isle of Wight NHS Trust have braved the shave to help raise funds for Mountbatten Hospice.

29 May 2020
Rainbow Cake Competition winner shares prize with NHS staff

Cake design competition winner Amelie, 13, decided to donate her cake to the staff at Isle of Wight NHS Trust as a big thank you for all their hard working during the coronavirus pandemic.

29 May 2020
Sculpture celebrates weekly applause for carers

A sculpture celebrating the Thursday night Clap for Carers has been donated to the NHS for display during the pandemic

28 May 2020
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
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
‘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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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
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

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