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 local transformation programme - to deliver our new model of care; My Life a Full Life - has formed the basis of a wider plan with health and care organisations facing similar challenges across the South – called the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Sustainability Transformation Partnership. These plans are all focused on empowering people to help them stay well and providing safe, high quality, consistent and affordable healthcare for everyone.
Our local care plan and local care system will continue to meet the needs of local people and by working together with other care systems across our region we can also benefit from sharing best practice and ensuring we are better co-ordinated across the region when we make local changes. It also gives us scope for sharing expertise and resources to make sure we can offer the best care to Island residents.
On the Isle of Wight we are already working with the Solent Acute Alliance (comprising University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and Lymington Hospital) to supplement our on-Island services particularly where we have needed specialist expertise and equipment.
We are committed to finding the right balance of providing on and off-Island healthcare to ensure our residents receive high quality, safe and sustainable healthcare while keeping the distances travelled down to the absolute minimum wherever possible.
You can read more about the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Sustainability Transformation Partnership here
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: