Isle of Wight NHS Trust
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Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Isle of Wight NHS Trust
TypeNHS trust
Established1 April 2012
HeadquartersParkhurst Road
PO30 5TG[1]
Region servedIsle of Wight
Budget£160 million
HospitalsSt Mary's Hospital
Staff3,100 (2018/19)[2] Edit this at Wikidata

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is unique in England as it provides physical, mental and ambulance services for the Isle of Wight within the same organisation. It was established on 1 April 2012 following the separation of the provider and commissioner functions within the Isle of Wight Primary Care Trust.[3]

It runs St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight and the Sevenacres mental health unit. Specialised services, such as neurology, are not available on the island.

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight formed a sustainability and transformation plan area in March 2016 with Richard Samuel, the Chief Officer of Fareham and Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Groups as its leader[4]

Acute care

In January 2018 the CCG proposed that Isle of Wight patients needing high risk and complex emergency and elective surgery should in future be treated in Portsmouth and Southampton. Some outpatient appointments could be conducted remotely.[5] The Trust has established an emergency care hub at the hospital where social workers have joined ambulance crews, mental health teams and district nurses are based together.[6] A helipad was installed in May 2013 to permit rapid transfer to specialist care on the mainland when necessary.[7] The social work service established in the A&E department has been held out as an example to follow, because it has significantly reduced the number of hospital admissions.[8]

It is using the South Central Ambulance Service's computer system for ambulance dispatches to improve the performance of the ambulance service on the island.[9]

The trust was one of the beneficiaries of Boris Johnson's announcement of capital funding for the NHS in August 2019, with an allocation of £48 million for redesign of acute services.[10]


It ended 2015/6 in deficit of £8.4 million.[11] In April 2017 it was put into special measures after a Care Quality Commission inspection rated it inadequate, finding "unsafe" mental health services, widespread understaffing and a "subtle culture of bullying".[12] Maggie Oldham, was appointed Chief Executive in May 2017, having performed the same role at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.[13]

It was put in special measures in 2017.[14]

It recorded 277 serious incidents in 2018 and 2019, compared to 143 in the previous two years. 22% were delays in treatment. This was after a new executive team in 2018 encouraged staff to report all incidents.[15]

In December 2019 it was the fourth worst performing trust in England against the 4 hour A&E target, with only 48% of patients seen within 4 hours, [16] and had the longest waits for emergency ambulances.[17]

Mental health

The Sevenacres mental health unit was criticised by CQC inspectors in November 2013 because patients were unclear about their care plans and were not always involved in decisions about their care or treatment.[18]

In November 2014 the Trust established a 'strategic estates partnership' with Ryhurst Ltd, a property management company in a deal which could be worth up to £25m. It is planned to rationalise the existing 21 sites over which the Trust operates and have some community care hubs.[19]

My Life a Full Life

The Isle of Wight NHS is one of the areas selected to pilot Integrated primary and acute care systems under the Five Year Forward View.[20] The scheme is entitled "My Life a Full Life" and involves the Isle of Wight Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group and the local GP collaborative One Wight Health.[21]

See also


  1. ^ "Contact Us". Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Annual Report and Accounts 2018/19" (PDF). Isle of Wight NHS Trust. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "The Isle of Wight National Health Service Trust (Establishment) Order 2012". Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "The leaders chosen for 41 of England's STPs". Health Service Journal. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Health economy to lose critical care services under CCG plans". Health Service Journal. 31 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Social workers join care hub". Isle of Wight County Press. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "ROYAL OPENING FOR VITAL HELIPAD". Island Echo. 10 November 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "Christine's positive impact at Hospital cited as best practice in national CQC report". On the Wight. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "'Inadequate' trust teams up with neighbour". Health Service Journal. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Revealed: The 20 capital projects promised by the PM". Health Service Journal. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Analysis: The trusts whose finances fell furthest despite 'urgent action'". Health Service Journal. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "'Unsafe' Isle of Wight NHS Trust 'put patients at harm'". BBC. 12 April 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "New chief executive for recent special measures trust". Health Service Journal. 26 April 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "CCG to lose powers by joining commissioning partnership". Health Service Journal. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "Hundreds of serious incidents recorded at struggling small trust". Health Service Journal. 22 January 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ "Five trusts fail four-hour target in more than half of A&E cases". Health Service Journal. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "The areas with the longest waits for emergency ambulances". Health Service Journal. 3 February 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  18. ^ "Report criticises mental health unit". Isle of Wight County Press. 10 November 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  19. ^ "Isle of Wight Trust signs estates partnership". Health Service Journal. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  20. ^ "NHS chief unveils 29 'vanguard' areas in his new reforms". Independent. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  21. ^ "Isle of Wight Trust drops FT bid". Health Service Journal. 7 March 2016. Retrieved 2016.

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