Commenting on the publication of the Report of the Mid-Staffordshire Public Inquiry, Dr Mark Pugh, Executive Medical Director at Isle of Wight NHS Trust said:
The second phase of this time frame has now begun and people who believe they should have an assessment of eligibility for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding for the period 1st April 2011 – 31st March 2012 have until 31st March 2013 to apply to the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group.
Healthwatch Isle of Wight, the new organisation that from April will provide a voice for local users of health and social care services, has been appointed.
A survey is underway to gather the views of carers and young carers on the Isle of Wight. Compiled by the Isle of Wight Council and the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group People have until 8th February to submit their views.
The challenging task of lifting incapacitated patients in and out of their beds has been made easier at the general rehabilitation unit of St Mary’s Hospital, thanks to a £9,000 donation from the hospital’s Friends.