St Mary’s announcement on Strategy consultation

Press Release

29th December 2015

Trust Strategy Consultation

We need your views – Come and meet us

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has published details of opportunities for staff, volunteers and members of the public to discuss the draft Trust Strategy which was published just before Christmas.  Comments are invited on the strategy by Wednesday 20th January 2016.   The opportunities for individuals to make their views known are:

·       7th January 2016 between 12:00 and 1:00p.m. in Lecture Theatre One, Education Centre on the St. Mary’s Hospital site with Executive Director of Nursing Alan Sheward

·       11th January 2016 between 1:30p.m. and 2:30p.m. at Sandown Health Centre with Chief Executive Karen Baker

·       13th January 2016 between 12:00 and 1:00p.m. at Ryde Health and Wellbeing Centre, Pelhurst  Road, Ryde with Executive Director of Financial and Human Resources Chris Palmer

·       12:00 and 1:00p.m. in the Seminar Room, Sevenacres on the St. Mary’s Hospital site with Chief Operating Officer Shaun Stacey

If you’re planning to attend a session please send your contact details including a mobile telephone number if possible to

Karen Baker, Chief Executive Officer at Isle of Wight NHS Trust said: One year on from the publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View and recognising the success of the My Life a Full Life programme in attracting development funding, we have reviewed our Strategy ‘Beyond Boundaries’.    We want to ensure that we are concentrating on the right strategic priorities and are ready to embrace the opportunities that the My Life a Full Life initiative will bring to the wider health and wellbeing system, including social care and housing.    

Karen continued: “There are a variety of factors which impact on our ability to deliver good quality, safe, sustainable, efficient and effective services to people.  We need to ensure that we respond to these factors so that we can continue to provide the services that Islanders need but we need the help of Islanders – whether they be staff, volunteers or residents to help us determine the priorities.   Please join us at the engagement events and respond to the consultation by 20th January 2016.”

The Trust has defined its strategic priorities, the things it will do, as follows:

1.      Align sustainable services to the needs of our patients, carers and people who use our services by

a.      Designing efficient and effective treatment and care pathways

b.      Maximising the person’s experience

c.      Providing 24/7 community services for the range of people with mental health need

d.      Providing services across the seven days of the week

2.      Become a centre of excellence for the care of older people

3.      Provide excellent end of life care

4.      Become excellent in the provision of dementia services

The work also states that the strategic enablers, what the Trust will put in place, are:

1.      A workforce embracing integration

2.      Efficient processes with minimum waste

3.      An IT Infrastructure and Processes geared to enabling effective delivery and support, aligned with the My Life a Full Life priorities

To read or download the draft Trust Strategy in full and have more details on the proposed strategic priorities please visit

Please provide your feedback by 20th January 2016 using any of the following options:

·       online survey at

·       using the feedback form at the back of the draft Trust Strategy document

·       E-mail to

·       Telephone 01983-822099 ext 6175

·       Send your comments or the completed feedback form to Trust Strategy Consultation, Communications, Engagement and Membership Team, St. Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, NEWPORT, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG

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.