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.
We have been working with Mountbatten on the Island to use their expertise to provide training in end of life care to staff working across the Isle of Wight healthcare system. The two courses covered both end of life care and end of life and dementia training to help address gaps in staff knowledge and give them the confidence to support people who are approaching the end of their life appropriately. The training, which has been widely appreciated and welcomed by staff across the system, has been attended by around 250+ staff from organisations like residential care and nursing homes, social workers, domiciliary care agencies, nursing staff and college trainers. Further training is now planned until March 2019.
Mountbatten Coordination Centre
The Mountbatten Coordination Centre is a service for you, if you live on the Isle of Wight and
The care and support provided at the centre focuses on comfort and quality of life and takes into account all of your needs and wishes. The centre is based at Mountbatten's Newport site, but reaches out to all parts of the Island. The staff work in partnership with other services which may be supporting you, such as General Practitioners (GPs), District Nurses, other Specialist Nurses and Social Workers.
You can access the service via a referral from your GP or other healthcare professional and someone from Mountbatten's expert team will then contact you to arrange an appointment. They will then provide the following services depending on your needs
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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: