We are working to ensure that children on the Isle of Wight are supported to get the best start in life that will lead to good health and wellbeing. This will provide the foundation to ensure they are able to achieve the best opportunities and keep as healthy and well as possible throughout their lives.
We want to ensure that families, individuals and communities are thriving and resilient with access to good jobs, affordable housing, leisure activities, lifelong training, education and learning, health and care services are are able to enjoy the place in which they live.
We want to ensure that people on the Isle of Wight are able to live independently in their own homes with appropriate care support. We want to make sure older residents are supported to play an active role in their communities and supported to maintain and develop their social and community networks.
Our vision is that in the next 3-5 years we will have arrangements in place that mean residents on the Isle of Wight have access to the same standards of care as provided anywhere else in the country.
We aim to ensure that:
- Services are delivered on Island first wherever clinically appropriate
- Isle of Wight residents only need to travel for services when it is essential to do so and that people who currently choose to go to the mainland for planned services can have their treatment on the Island, where possible.
- Services between hospitals, the community and social care are better connected
- We have a workforce that is grown, developed, trained and supported so that it can sustain services over the longer-term
- We embrace technology to help us improve the way we deliver access to care
- Services are safe, sustainable and deliver the best use of limited resources over the next five to ten years
The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. The following activities and events are taking place on the Island to celebrate this important milestone: