Isle Of Wight NHS Trust

St Mary's Hospital Isle of Wight

Trust with major staff shortages ‘fortunate’ not to be hit harder by covid

Major staff shortages could have compromised patient safety on the Isle of Wight if the island had experienced more cases of covid-19, according to junior doctors.

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Troubled trust to share chair with neighbour

A small trust with severe quality and financial problems is to share a chair with its larger neighbour, it has announced.

St Mary's Hospital Isle of Wight

Juniors breach 72-hour week at trust with previous training concerns

Trainee doctors at a special measures trust worked more than 72 hours in one week after being asked to do seven 10-hour shifts in a row.

St Mary's Hospital Isle of Wight

Special measures trust and neighbour to combine acute services

A trust in regulatory special measures will develop a single acute service combined with its neighbouring hospital trust, the pair have announced.

Aki app

NHS staff’s ‘personal responsibility’ to avoid misuse of covid-19 app

Staff must take “personal responsibility” to avoid misuse of the contact tracing app when working in areas that places them close to covid-19 patients, according to an official leading a trial of the technology.

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Asymptomatic people will have to self-isolate after contact with covid-19 cases

People will be asked to self-isolate for two weeks even if they are asymptomatic after coming into ‘high-risk’ contact with a person who has tested positive for covid-19 – a testing chief has told NHS executives.


Ambulance response fastest ever as demand wanes

Ambulance response times were some of the best ever seen last month – as the extra demand imposed by covid-19 had started to diminish and patients called the service less than last year.

Cyber security

Exclusive: ‘Wobbly’ tracing app ‘failed’ clinical safety and cyber security tests

The government’s coronavirus contact tracing app has so far failed the tests needed for it to gain approval to be included in the NHS app library, HSJ understands.

St Mary's Hospital Isle of Wight

Special measures trust can keep trainees after hiring overseas doctors

A trust in quality special measures is set to retain its trainee doctors after addressing regulators’ concerns by recruiting several doctors from overseas.

Hospital staff

Staff survey: Best and worst for mental health

Staff working for mental health and learning disability providers remain the least likely to say they are happy with the standard of care offered by their organisation – although there has been a slight improvement.

Elderly care

Staff survey: Best and worst for ‘recommending care’

HSJ’s analysis of the staff survey has revealed which trusts are strongest and weakest according to the share of employees who would be happy with its care if a friend or a relative needed treatment.


Revealed: The areas with the longest waits for emergency ambulances

The local areas where patients are waiting the longest for ambulances have been publicly identified for the first time by an HSJ investigation.

St Mary's Hospital Isle of Wight

Morale at special measures trust ‘bottom of the charts’

Isle of Wight’s MP has refreshed calls for extra funding for the island’s healthcare system, warning morale at the trust was “the bottom of the charts”.

St Mary's Hospital Isle of Wight

Hundreds of serious incidents recorded at struggling small trust

One of the country’s smallest trusts recorded 277 serious incidents over a two-year period, HSJ can reveal.


Five trusts fail four-hour target in more than half of A&E cases

An unprecedented five trusts saw less than half of their accident and emergency attendances within four hours in December, HSJ analysis reveals.

St Mary's Hospital Isle of Wight

Regulator finds ‘challenging behaviour’ from trust’s senior staff

“Challenging behaviour” among senior clinicians and “disconnected” working between departments has been uncovered at a “special measures” trust at risk of losing some of its trainee doctors.


‘Overstretched’ services unable to meet ‘challenging’ needs of young refugees

“Overstretched” children’s mental health services in the South East will be “unable to meet the challenging needs” of the increasing numbers of young unaccompanied asylum seekers arriving in the region, according to regional managers.

St Mary's Hospital Isle of Wight

Special measures trust at risk of losing trainees

A special measures trust is at risk of losing its trainee doctors in acute medical services in January due to gaps in its workforce.

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Named: The trusts receiving new cash for scanners

The trusts in line to receive £200m for upgrading cancer screening equipment from the government have been announced.

Handshake merger

Struggling trust forms new partnership with neighbour

Isle of Wight’s struggling integrated trust is partnering with a mainland provider in Hampshire, which will help it deliver mental health services.