Solent NHS Trust partners with Isle of Wight NHS Trust to support mental health services on Isle of Wight
21 October 2019

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.

The partnership will see Solent and IOW working together to help positively transform services across the island for the benefit of residents. 

It will be an opportunity for both Trusts to share ideas and support, which will be led by a joint transformation team. 

In line with the NHS Long Term Plan, together we will make a difference by focusing on providing care out of hospital, keeping people safe, well and independent at, or close to, home. 

The successful partnership was announced today, 21 October 2019.

Maggie Oldham, Chief Executive at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said: “This partnership is great news for our staff, our service users and the wider Isle of Wight community.

“The additional support that Solent NHS Trust brings will help us continue to transform mental health services on the Island and improve outcomes for local people.

“Forming partnerships to support our mental health transformation is a key part of the Isle of Wight Health and Care Plan and will ensure we continue to improve our services. There is lots of work to do but we are excited about the future.”

Sue Harriman, Chief Executive, at Solent NHS Trust, said: “We are really excited about the benefits of partnership working to deliver mental health services across the Isle of Wight and working with staff and local people.

“This is a great opportunity to share best practice as well as learning for the benefit of all residents across Hampshire and the island.

“We have a wealth of experience in providing both children’s and adults’ mental health services. We strive to provide our service users with nurturing inpatient wards, with an overall focus of giving great out of hospital care to keep people at or close to home where possible.”

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