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.
On the Island we have piloted the use of technology enabled care to monitor biometric health data and risk indicators (e.g. blood pressure, blood glucose levels etc) across residents in two nursing homes and two residential homes (a total of 111 beds). The data improves health monitoring and the ability to share information with GPs, community nurses and ambulance crews. As a result of the pilot:
The pilot has now been extended to a further nine homes, predominantly in the West Wight area, totalling 13 homes (over 400 beds).
Watch this short video to hear more about the effectiveness of using technology in care homes 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: