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.
Towards the end of the year, the planning work for the Acute Service Redesign, Community Service Redesign and other elements of the overall transformation programme will have been completed and brought together into a single plan for the Island’s health and wellbeing services. This, together with the necessary evidence and materials (known as a Pre-Consultation Business Case) will then be prepared for NHS England for their review. Depending on the outcome of this review, we will hopefully secure permission to formally consult with the local community. This is expected to take place in 2019.
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: