Contingency plans announced by St Mary’s for the predicted juniors doctors strike next month.

Press Release. 

27 November 2015 

Plans in place ahead of junior doctors’ industrial action.

Plans have now been confirmed to ensure minimal impact on patient care, in the event that industrial action by junior doctors goes ahead next week.

The first day of action is planned for Tuesday, 1 December where junior doctors will only provide emergency care. Two further days of action are planned for 8 and 16 December. The Isle of Wight NHS Trust has put in place robust contingency plans, despite ongoing conciliatory talks between the British Medical Association (BMA) and the Department of Health aimed at preventing strike action.

The Trust would like to reassure residents that emergency care will not be affected by the industrial action, and there will be minimal impact across all other aspects of our service. Owing to the support of our staff, we have been able to ensure that no planned (elective) operations have had to be rescheduled. All clinics will also still run as normal, although some will have a reduced number of patients. This is to ensure that there is enough flexibility in the system so that staff can cover any emergency cases.

All other patients should attend their appointments as scheduled, unless they have been informed otherwise by a member of Trust staff.

Dr Mark Pugh, the Trust’s Executive Medical Director, said: “We have tried and tested plans in place to deal with a range of disruptions, including industrial action. Our highest priority is to ensure the safety of our patients, regardless of industrial action, and robust plans are now in place to enable services to run as smoothly as possible. We will continue to regularly monitor the situation and liaise with our junior doctors,” he added.

Despite being well prepared for the forthcoming industrial action, Island residents can also help to reduce the pressure on the NHS by following this advice:

  • People should protect themselves by planning ahead and finding out in advance what to do if they need medical help, particularly those in vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, children and people with long-term conditions.
  • Patients on regular medication should ensure that they have sufficient supplies and collect medicines in good time.
  • If you need medical help or advice, choose the right service for your needs – NHS 111 and NHS Choices website provide information on the range of healthcare services available.
  • Call NHS 111 if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
  • Your local pharmacist can give you advice on many common minor illnesses.
  • Make an appointment with your GP if you are feeling unwell and it is not an emergency.
  • Only call 999 if someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.
  • Our ‘Stay Well this Winter’ campaign provides useful information and advice on how to look after yourself and others during this time of year.

 

 

 

Further information regarding the Exhibition at St Mary’s Hospital

Press Release

26th November 2015

A Victorian Hospital

The Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

The Victorian Hospital at Ventnor was a pioneer in the treatment of TB in the UK introducing both the ‘sanatorium’ regime and innovative architectural and hospital environmental design.    The hospital is the subject of a new exhibition at St. Mary’s Hospital.

The exhibition is running at the Full Circle Exhibition Space, St. Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight between November 2015 and January 2016 from 9.00am to 9.00pm daily. Entrance is free.

The exhibition is a visual display of photographs, engravings and watercolours from the heritage collections of individuals and public collections on the Island, with explanatory text panels, about the founding of the ’”Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest” at Ventnor giving a picture of what life was like for patients at the hospital and the treatment they received.

The pharmacist Gordon Chubb has decoded the homeopathic treatments patients received and the local historian Robin McInnes has allowed display of his collection of 19th and early 20th century photographs taken of patients and hospital life. Isle of Wight NHS Trust’s Healing Arts Director Guy Eades has compiled a short history of the hospital which can be read on www.iow.nhs.uk/healingarts – news page. Permission to display images and assistance has also come from the Isle of Wight Council’s heritage collection and Archive office, and Carisbrooke Castle Museum.

Guy says: “The Royal Hospital at Ventnor was built at the height of the Island’s reputation, and Ventnor’s in particular, as the centre for fashionable society to live or visit.  It was also a time when medicine and the sciences were making huge advances in both knowledge and practice. Combined, the 96 year history and exhibition of Ventnor’s Royal Hospital make a fascinating and absorbing story.”

This is additional information to the posting of the 24th November. Editor

Holyrood Street, Newport

Holyrood Street
1st mentioned in 15th century

Church Place became Upper Holyrood Street in 1861
Junction of Hollyrood Street and High Street was a little island of houses known as the Falcon. In it a building of two shops was let by bailiffs in 1405, the first floor large room became the new court house. Also became known as the Audit House, this was demolished in 1637. This was replaced by a new town hall in Purbeck stone and this was replaced in 1816 by the Nash building.

East Side
Railway Medina
The Medina Inn is believed to date from the middle of the 19th century. Its position being on the corner of Quay Street and Holyrood Street was fortuitous for when the railway came to Newport in the 1860s, it found itself adjacent to Newport’s Railway station and swiftly adopted the prefix “The Railway”
It was never really under any threat from the Whitbread pub closures, it was too close to their depot for them to risk the embarrassment of a rival brewery taking over the lease. It survives having seen the railway come and go. The large brewery site opposite being swept away after a mysterious fire.
1854 Mr. Cross (Medina Inn)
1871 Mrs E Rainbird (Medina Railway Tavern)
1878/9 Thomas Hayden (Medina Inn)
1915 )
1924 ) Sid Johnson (Railway Commercial Hotel)
1927 Mrs Ivy Richmond (Railway Commercial Hotel)
1939 E Whitmore (Railway Commercial Hotel)
1951 E Whitmore (Medina Railway Tavern)
1971 A W Webb

Junction with Sea Street

(East Side)
Nos 1 & 2
C18 2 storeys grey headers. Gable end old tile roof, stepped header eaves cornice. 2 Victorian bay windows have been added to 1st floor of 3 lights, sash, plain strips, frieze, cornice, block sills. Ground floor has the frame of a mid C19 shop front. Plate glass window to left of door and one of 3 lights to the right, both with colonettes and curved upper corners to the panes. The door is panelled at the bottom, the rest glazed, rectangular fanlight also wth curved upper corners. The whole flanked by Doric pilasters supporting cornice partly taken up by blind case.
Listing NGR: SZ4997789360 Grade II 1972
1-2 Post House Cottages
Holyrood Galleries – 2010
One Holyrood Street – Antiques and Art Gallery – 2014
One Holyrood – Accomadation
2 W G Stapleton (1971)

3 )
4 ) Minstrels on the Hill – Antiques
5 Apple Accountancy Services
6
7 )
8 ) Mems Asian Cuisine
The Smokehouse
8 National Probation Service (2000+) entrance from Sea Street
9
10
11 Worlds End P. H.
The Wren’s Nest
12 Samuel Mundell – carrier (1886?)
Samuel Mundel – carrier (1906)
Designer Nail Bar
fen and ned
13
14 Primrose Fine Foods

Nos 15 to 20 (consec) form a group
Nos 15, 15A & 16
C18 2 storeys purple grey headers with red brick dressings. Gable end old tile roof, 3 dormers, dentil wood eaves cornice, inlaid red brick string course. 3 windows, recessed, sash, glazing bars, block sills. 3 bays windows on 1st floor of 3 lights, sash, glazing bars in upper half Nos 15 and 16, plain strips frieze and cornice. No 15 has reeded pilasters to wall, panelled aprons. No 15 has recessed door of 6 fielded panels, semi-circular fanlight and red brick arch over. No 15A retains the frame of a contemporary shop front: panelled door with a rectangular fanlight, cornice over the whole. No 16 has a recessed panelled door with doorcase of Doric pilasters and projecting cornice,
small rectangular shop window with glazing bars, cornice above.
Listing NGR: SZ4998289282 Grade II GV 1972

Minerva Place
C J Coleman – 1806
Inland Revenue (1889)
No 15 was a printing works started up in 1816 by William Yelf and the business continued right up to the 1990s. The business was run by William Wheeler, William Richards, George Henry, Frank Wheeler, George Yelf, finally by Ella Yelf-Gustar, daughter of Frank Wheeler. Yelf Brothers Ltd (1971)
The premises have now been transfored into a Pine furniture shop.
The Furniture Emporium
Be Fit
Dollshouse by Design
16
No 17
C18 2 storeys painted brick. Gable end steep pitch old tile roof, 2 dormers with glazing bars, brick eaves cornice with dentil headers. 3 windows, centre one blind, sash, moulded flush wood frames, block sills, flat arches. Modern shop front.
Listing NGR: SZ4997789315 Grade II 1972
17 Pets with Hart

Nos 18 & 19
C18 2 storeys painted brick. Gable end steep pitch old tile roof, 2 dormers with glazing bars, brick eaves cornice with dentil headers. 3 windows, centre one blind, sash, moulded flush wood frames, block sills, flat arches. Modern shop front.
Listing NGR: SZ4997789315
18 G & H Ancell – 1906-1934
19 Dabells Flooring & Rugs (2014)
No 20 (County Court Office)
Tall early C19 house. 3 storeys purple grey headers with red brick dressings. Gable end slate roof with projecting wood eaves. 3 windows, recessed, sash, glazing bars intact above ground floor, fretted blind cases 1st and 2nd floor. Recessed door with semi-circular fanlight, red brick arch over. Stone plinth.
Listing NGR: SZ4999189261 Grade II 1972
20 Mia Thai Restaurant
Ripa Tandoori
Volcanic Steakhouse
Rendervous Bar Bistro – closed 2015

21 Visual Impact Ladiesware
The Big Brand Warehouse Co.
No 22
C18 house part of the same premises as Nos 131, 132 High Street qv. 2 storeys painted brick, only the 1st floor survives. Gable end roof now hung with slate but fine heavy wood modillion cornice survives. 5 windows centre one smaller. Sash, 2 retain their glazing bars, moulded flush wood architraves. Modern shop front.
Listing NGR: SZ4996189224 Grade II Delisted 1972
Holyrood Chambers
Samuel Wheeler – Official Receiver 1891
The Shen Clinic
Unit 1 – Ringmaster Tattooing

High Street

West side
1861 a Mr Wavell, ran a wine shop “Wine Fair”
Vine Inn
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1871/Joseph H Wavell/Licensed Victualler/34/Newport, Hampshire/Census
1871/Jane Wavell/Wife/33/Carisbrooke, Hampshire/Census
1871/Joseph H Wavell/Son/8/Newport, Hampshire/Census
1871/Maria J Wavell/Daughter/6/Newport, Hampshire/Census
1871/William Wavell/Son/4/Newport, Hampshire/Census
1871/Henry A Wavell/Son/2/Newport, Hampshire/Census
1871/Jonathan S Wavell/Son/1/Newport, Hampshire/Census
1871/Maria Stark/Mother in Law, Widow/74//Census
1871/Mary Ann Marsh/Barmaid/21/Chillerton, Hampshire/Census
1871/Ellen Welsh/General Servant/17/Newport, Hampshire/Census
1871/Elizabeth Watson/Nursemaid/16/Carisbrooke, Hampshire/Census

1875/Joseph Henry Wavell/../../../Kellys Directory

1881/Joseph H Wavell/Licensed Victualler/44/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1881/Jane Wavell/Wife/43/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1881/Maria J Wavell/Daughter/16/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1881/William J Wavell/Son/14/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1881/Harry A Wavell/Son/12/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1881/Jonathan S Wavell/Son/11/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1881/Millicent E Wavell/Daughter/6/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1881/Grace Wavell/Daughter/2/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1881/Elizabeth Burt/Barmaid/21/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alice M M Palmer/Barmaid/21/Landport, Hampshire/Census
1881/Caroline Watson/Cook/21/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1881/Eliza Harbor/Nurse/15/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1885/Joseph Henry Wavell/../../../Kellys Directory
1889/Joseph Henry Wavell/../../../Kellys Directory

1891/Joseph Hy Wavell/Licensed Victualler/54/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/Jane Wavell/Wife/53/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/Grace Wavell/Daughter/12/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/Joseph H Wavell/Son, Assistant/28/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/Ada A Wavell/Daughter in Law/24/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/Joseph Hy Wavell/Grandson/2/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/William J Wavell/Son, Assistant/24/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/Ada Jane Wavell/Daughter in Law/23/Yarmouth, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/Claude W F Wavell/Grandson/2/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/Wilfred W Wavell/Grandson/9 months/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/Amy H M Grigg/Visitor/12/Freshwater, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/Caroline S Hunt/Assistant/26/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1891/Agnes Hawkins/Nursemaid/12/Carisbrook, Isle of Wight/Census
1898/Joseph Henry Wavell/../../../Kellys Directory
1901/Joseph Henry Wavell/Son/11/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1901/Martin John Wavell/Son/5/Newport, Isle of Wight/Census
1901/Clara Davis/Barmaid/20/Ryde, Isle of Wight/Census
1911/Joseph Hy Wavell/../../../Kellys Directory
1920/Joseph Hy Wavell/../../../Kellys Directory
1927/Frederick Isaacson/../../../Kellys Directory
Change of ownership post 2000
Hong Kong Express, Restaurant. Vine House

Three Tuns
The old inn sat adjacent to the Vine, coceivably dating from the early part of the 19th century.
Rules and Regulations of the Royal Britons Benefit Society, Established 3 March 1813.
At the inaugral meeting held that day at the Three Tuns Inn.
“That when it may please God to afflict any member with sickness, etc., he will here find that relief which will be a comfort to him, when perhaps neither his own circumstances or any friend at that time might be able to afford him necessary relief”.
The premises sold at auction in 1820.
1839 Jeremiah Fry
1859 Charlotte Fuller
1878/9 Edward Billows.
1886 Edward Billows
1900 the premises was purchased by Frank Burton and converted into a drapers shop. In subseqent years it was demolished and currently the rear provides a delivery arear to the Hong Kong Express Restaurant and adjcent premises of Island Traders.

No 23
C18 house refaced towards middle of C19 with red headers. 3 storeys. Roof hidden by parapet which retains some older brickwork, stone coping. Rendered painted cornice added. 2 windows 2nd floor on block sill course, recessed, sash, glazing bars, broad rendered architraves. 1st floor flat fronted bag of 3 lights. Doric pilasters frieze and modillion cornice break forward slightly, block sill. Good late Victorian or Edwardian shop front with panelled pilasters.
Listing NGR: SZ4995389229 Grade II 1972
23 Dyer (1971)
D F McCallum & Associates
D & S Trading 2nd floor
Nos 24 & 25
Early C19 building. 2 storeys red brick once painted. Gable end tiled roof. 4 windows, recessed, sash glazing bars, flat brick arches. Recessed door of 4 fielded panels in doorcase of engaged Doric columns with projecting cornice. Over present garage door with heavy wood lintel are the words
“Read’s Posting Establishment”, in 1886 it was known as Hobbeys. It provided livery stables for tradesmen and for horse-draawn taxis. It later became an undertakers garage.
Listing NGR: SZ4995489246 Grade II 1972
1886 George Kent who lived in Chale parked his van in Holyrood Street, which was also on the direct route from Newport Railway Station, and all passaangers and other trade had to pass by.

24a Newport Ale House
The bar area literally a large front room. Opening in June 2011, it specialises in real ales and home cooked food.
Read’s old Posting Establishment, Livery Stables.
24b Gumbrells – closed
Sam Sam’s – Sweets – closed may 2015
25
No 26
Part of same premises as Nos 24 and 25. 3 storeys slightly lower, refaced in red brick with square headed gable with stone coping. Gable end old tile roof behind. 2nd floor casement with modern cement lintel, glazing bars block sill. 1st floor window of 2 lights sash, moulded flush wood architrave. Modern cement lintel with keystone, block sill. Ground floor: recessed door of 4 incised panels, panelled reveals and soffit. Good doorcase of Doric pilasters with incised panels, frieze
with dentil band and cornice. Mid C19 shop front frame with panelled pilasters, fluted brackets with incised roundels on heads, supporting cornice.
Listing NGR: SZ4995189250 Grade II 1972
26 Adrienne Wroath
27 Foley (1971)
27a Collectors Centre
Wight Gold Coins

Sun Inn
A will published in September 1713 of Henry Hopkins, mentions a messuage in Holyrood Street, called the Sun Inn, late occupied by Edmund Potts, in trust for Joan Hopkins, then in trust to sell, money after executors charges to be equally divided between nephews and nieces of sisters Alice Mudd and Joan Farrington (deceased) and Mary Porter and brother John Hopkins, his children and his brother, William Hopkin’s son.
The inn was linked to Assembly rooms situated over Read’s Livery Stables and there were extensive outbuildings and storerooms attached to the inn.
The end came suddenly in 1978, Whitbreads was repainting the outside and sprucing the old place up, then it closed and went up for sale.
1859 John Tooner
1871 Edwin Flux
1878 James Cox
1879 Henry Thomas
1915 Mrs Jane Booth
1924/7 Ernnest John Peck
1939 Robert S Brown
1947/51 Robert S Brown
Converted to shop premises
1978
Benedicts
28 Andrew Ross

Junction with Lugley Street

The main portion on the west side is Hursts. In the 1800s barges brought wares up to Newport Quay. The site which now stands has swallowed up a number of different establishments including a chapel and public toilets. Before that the area contained cottages, taverns and even a coal merchant.
Public Toilets
House
Jehovah’s Witnesses (1970s-)

Albany Tavern
After the Parliamentry Election of 1841, the Liberals published very large bills giving details of who voted for the candidates. It was decided at a meeting of Liberals at the Albany Tavern that the liberals would do likewise in the future. (Newport in Bygone Days – Eldridge)
1852 Eli Wilkins, brewer and maltster
1859 George Wilkins
1867 no application for licence at Borough Petty Sessions.
Converted premises
F & K E Scovell
29 Sun Inn
1911 Maze

29 J Hewett Sharland, Corn Merchant – 1885
30
31
32
33 Primitive Methodist Chapel
Charles Wheeler purchased in 1886
William Hurst joined company in 1891
29-33 W Hurst & Son
No 34
Late C18 2 storeys purple grey brick with red brick dressings in the same style and under the same old tile roof as Nos 73, 74 Crocker Street qv.One casement dormer. One on Holyrood Street, sash, moulded flush wood frames. Mid C19 shop front on Crocker Street end Holyrood Street, large window to each street with glazing bars, block sills. Double doors recessed next to corner on Holyrood Street, 2 fielded panels, glazed upper part, blind semi-circular fanlight, frieze and cornice on both street fronts supported by Doric pilasters.
Listing NGR: SZ4995389359 Grade II 1972
34 Royal Oak Inn
The Leigh family ran the pub in an unbroken term of tenancy from 1839 to 1900, it always being a Mew Langton house.
1859 Samuel Leigh
1871/8 James Leigh
1879 Samuel Leigh
1910 Capt. Leigh
1915 Charles Johnson
1924 Charles Johnson
1927 Mrs Sarah Johnson
A Capt. Leigh ran a barge called the “David” which carried trade for the Royal Brewery between Lymington and Newport.
34 Printing Office

Junction with Crocker Street

Nos 35 & 36
Late C18 cottages 2 storeys red brick with some grey headers on small rubble plinth. Gable end old tile roof, stepped red brick eaves cornice. 2 windows casements of 3 lights, glazing bars, camber headed frames, segmental red header arches. Ground floor casements the same but of 3 lights, wood block sills. Doors either end recessed in plain wood architraves.
Listing NGR: SZ4995389359 Grade II 1972
35 ) private houses
36 )
37 ) private property

CROCKER STREET
(North Side)
Hop Store
(Part of premises occupied by Mew & Langton & Company Brewers)
Situated to the west of the Store and office blocks with one side on Holyrood Street (qv) circa 1900. Very tall building of grand proportions, 3 storeys in yellow brick on high red brick basement which has banded rustication on the Holyrood Street side. South front articulated by giant pilasters with red brick Doric capitals and red brick arches between up to 3rd floor which has round headed windows with red brick arches over. The 2nd floor is blind and segment headed windows occur
in alternate bays on basement and 1st floor. Red brick moulded eaves cornice and red brick pediment each end of roof, the ridge saddled through-out its length by a copper sheathed hoist on cast iron brackets runs the full height of the upper 3 storeys on the Holyrood Street side.
Listing NGR: SZ4994489389 Grade II 1972

1901 The Royal Brewery – New Malting Process and Buildings.
Inhabitants and many others, especiaaly passengers by Railway, have marked with interest of late of the demolition of an historic building nearthe Station, known as the old Bridewell, or goal, which having survived its period of usefullness as a place of detion for transgressors against the law, was aquired by Messrs. W B Mew Langton & Co., for the Royal Brewery, whose premises adjoined, and has now pulled down to make way for the erection of the Brewery buildings (see IOW CP November 16, 1901)
Up to 1979, the old Whitebread brewery site dominated the skyline opposite the Railway Medina. It was destroyed by fire in November 1984 and demolished. The site covered a large area and there now stands an elderly people’s complex St Cross Court (62 Flats); and new Curry’s store (1952) replaced by Lidl, supermarket.

Stay well advice this winter from St Mary’s Hospital

Press Release 

26th November 2015 

Islander features in national NHS winter campaign

A nurse originally from the Island is one of the faces of this year’s NHS Winter Stay Well campaign which is a nationwide campaign aimed to support people to prepare for winter and help to avoid illness.

Lorna Cousins was brought up in Shanklin and lived on the Island until 1996 when she left to undertake training to become a nurse. She is currently Deputy Sister on the respiratory ward at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester where she lives.

Lorna features on various posters and information leaflets encouraging parents to protect their 2,3 or 4 year old child from flu with a simple nasal spray. A pilot programme last year showed vaccinating children had dual benefit; as well as protecting them from flu, it also protects others, such as parents, grandparents and siblings, as children are ‘super spreaders’ and are much more likely to infect others.

When Lorna was approached to be part of the winter campaign she didn’t hesitate in saying ‘yes’. Although Lorna is a nurse she is also a parent and understands the importance of ensuring children are protected from nasty illnesses such as flu.  Speaking about her involvement in the campaign, Lorna said: “I was approached by a family friend who was looking for nurses to be part of the NHS winter flu campaign.  I went for the casting and was picked. I am really keen to promote this as flu can be very serious. For young and vulnerable children like my son with asthma, they don’t want to miss parts of their childhood by being ill. For the elderly patients that I look after, a bad bout of flu could mean this is their last winter.” 

As well as protecting against flu, the NHS Stay Well This Winter campaign urges people over 65 or those with long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease or respiratory illness, to prepare for winter with advice on how to ward off common illnesses.

The NHS ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign urges the public to:

  • Make sure you get your flu jab if eligible.
  • Keep yourself warm – heat your home to least 18 degrees C or (65F) if you can
  • If you start to feel unwell, even if it’s just a cough or a cold, then get help from your pharmacist quickly before it gets more serious.
  • Make sure you get your prescription medicines before pharmacies close on Christmas Eve.
  • Always take your prescribed medicines as directed.
  • Look out for other people who may need a bit of extra help over winter.

A GP who spent time training at St. Mary’s Hospital on the Island also features in the Stay Well Winter Campaign. Dr Ranjan Dass features in the Stay Well television advert currently being broadcast which can also be viewed on You Tube at https://youtu.be/brMrfVPM4tA.  Stay Well This Winter is run in partnership with Public Health England, the Trust Development Authority, Monitor and the Department of Health. It runs across a range of media including TV, radio, digital, press and poster sites. For more information please visit the website at www.nhs.uk/staywell.

 

The majority of services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust are commissioned and funded by Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS England and Isle of Wight Council.

 

Report from Careers Fair held at St Mary’s Hospital. 21st November

Press Release 

25 November 2015 

NHS Careers Fair a great success

An NHS Careers Fair aimed at students who attend Secondary School on the Isle of Wight has been deemed a great success, with over 300 people attending the event on Saturday (21 November).

Visitors were given hands-on displays using manikins to demonstrate how to place a flexible tube into a patient’s throat (intubation), perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (known as CPR) and how to use a defibrillator.

Over 300 people attended the event which was aimed at engaging young students as soon as possible in their school life and influencing their choice of educational options.  Among the exhibitors were the School Nursing Team, Occupational Therapy, Paramedics, Memory Service, Midwifery, Hospital Sterilisation and Disinfection Unit (HSDU), Pharmacy, Mental Health services, diagnostic imaging (X-Ray/MRI Scans), medical education, Blood Services, Estates Management, Finance, Apprenticeships, HR and volunteering and Administration.

Feedback from the event included comments such as:

“Thanks for a brilliant careers fair” 

“Really interesting event, thank you. Such enthusiastic staff. My 14-year old son engaged with it all – especially appreciated the chance to get hands-on with resuscitation, intubation, etc” 

“Extremely impressed with the stallholders/stalls, which helped my granddaughter understand which subjects she will need to pursue her career as a medic. She was very excited and motivated.” 

Event Organiser, Dawn Jones, said: “There is so much on offer at St Mary’s Hospital. It’s not just about being a doctor or a nurse, there is a diverse range of careers from finance to administration, catering and looking after our estate. This event has helped us to showcase the diverse range of NHS careers on offer right on the doorstep here on the Isle of Wight.”

“This is the first Careers Fair we’ve held on this scale and it’s been such a success that we will be holding another event in April next year,” Dawn added. More details about the April Careers Fair will be released next year

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Visitor watching intubation preceedure.

Recruitment underway for a Lay-Chair for the WISR board [see below]

Press Release 

November 26, 2015 

Recruitment underway for lay chair for Whole Integrated Systems Redesign (WISR) Board

The search is on for the right person to help lead new moves to improve the way health and wellbeing is delivered on the Isle of Wight.

Partners in the ground-breaking My Life a Full Life programme are looking for a lay person to chair the next phase of their work to bring together services supporting the Island’s health and wellbeing. This phase of work – the Whole Integrated System Redesign – or WISR – is being funded from the £3.41 million the Island has so far received as part of the national NHS New Care Models programme to transform the way health and care is delivered across England.

My Life a Full Life is one of the 50 projects across England developing new ways of providing care and wellbeing services, under the New Care Models programmes. The new models developed, will act as blueprints for the future of the health and wellbeing system in England.

Besides delivering benefits for people, the project will also help ensure health and wellbeing provision is sustainable given the fact that more and more people are living longer, often with complex needs, at a time when NHS and local authority funding is struggling to keep pace with demand.

On the Island, the My Life a Full Life programme has led the way in meeting that challenge and is now entering the next stage through its WISR work. The programme is seeking to appoint to its redesign board, an independent lay chair, who has strong links to the Island.

Dr John Rivers, GP and Chair for the My Life a Full Life programme said: “Care services on the Island are under significant pressure.  With an ageing population and rising demands on services we know that we must adapt our Island based services to provide the best quality of care for service users and carers.  To get the best from the Island’s systems we need a root and branch review to establish where we can make changes that will improve the quality of services and outcomes for Islanders and also be more efficient.”

“During this process we will be inviting all lslanders to work in partnership with us to develop services in a way which reflects local needs.  Having a lay person in such an important role within the redesign review will ensure that Islander’s voices are at the very heart of the decision-making process.”

More details about the role and how to apply can be found on http://www.mylifeafulllife.com/wisr.htm . Applications by Curriculum Vitae.  Closing date 18th December 2015.

Exhibition at St Mary’s Hospital of Royal National Hospital,Ventnor

Press Release 

24th November 2015. 

“The Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest”

Ventnor, Isle of Wight. 

“A Victorian Hospital” 

Full Circle Exhibition Space, St. Mary’s Hospital

November 2015 – January 2016

9.00am – 9.00pm daily

Entrance Free. 

The current exhibition at St Mary’s Hospital is a visual display of photographs, engravings and watercolours from the heritage collections of individuals and public collections on the Island, with explanatory text panels, about the founding of the ’”Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest” at Ventnor. The exhibition gives a picture of what life was like for patients at the hospital and the treatment they received.

The Victorian Hospital at Ventnor was a pioneer in the treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) in the UK introducing both the ‘sanatorium’ regime and innovative architectural and hospital environmental design.

The pharmacist, Gordon Chubb, has decoded the homeopathic treatments patients received and the local historian, Robin McInnes, has allowed display of his collection of 19th and early 20th century photographs taken of patients and hospital life. Guy Eades, Healing Art Director for the IoW NHS Trust has compiled a short history of the hospital which can be read at www.iow.nhs.uk/healingarts. Permission to display images and assistance has also come from the Isle of Wight Council’s heritage collection and Archive office, and Carisbrooke Castle Museum.

The Royal Hospital at Ventor was built at the height of the Island’s reputation, and Ventnor’s in particular, as the centre for fashionable society to live or visit, and also at the time when medicine and the sciences were making huge advances in both knowledge and practice. Combine the 96 year history and exhibition of Ventnor’s Royal Hospital makes a fascinating and absorbing story.

The majority of services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust are commissioned and funded by Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS England and Isle of Wight Council.

Full Circle Exhibition

People involved in the exhibition, see below,

Left to right: JOHN HILL, CORINNA WESTWOOD / IoW Cothey Bottom Heritage Centre, RICHARD SMOUT / IoW County Archives Office, JONYTH HILL / Ventnor Botanic Garden Heritage Centre, JOHN CURTIS / Chief Executive Ventnor Botanic Garden CIC, ROBIN McINNES / Historian, GORDON CHUBB / Pharmacist, GUY EADES / Healing Arts, ROBIN Ford/Poet

 

.Royal National Hospital Ventnor

This is the hospital referred to in the hospital announcement. Editor

November lecture presented by the I.E.T

The November lecture will be held on Thursday 26th at the Bargeman Rest on the Quay in Newport.

The title of the lecture is “Energy Use– The Art of The Possible” and will be given by James Pollington, MCIOB. CEnv MBA Business Development Manager [Energy Solutions & Services]

Start time will be 7.30 pm and venue is the Sail Loft, the lecture is free and open to all.

New book and talk by John Medland

John Medland

John Medland will be giving a talk at Freshwater Library on December 8th @ 10.30-11.30 about his new book which is entitled “Discovering Domesday Wight”

He will also be signing copies of his book at the County Press shop in Newport on Saturday 28th November and at Freshwater library on the 5th December, price of the book is £12.95