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.
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:
Folk Hospital – Friday 29th June 2018 at 12.30 - Angelina Grimshaw at St. Mary’s Hospital
Cherished Island Songsmith Angelina Grimshaw, will be performing in the Full Circle Restaurant at St. Mary’s. Angelina’s honeyed Americana vocals excel as stripped back contemporary Blues songs with tales of redemption from spell binding albums. Free entry. Why not have lunch whilst you visit.
Summer Fete, Sunday 1st July, at St. Mary’s Hospital
To celebrate we’re holding a Summer Fete at St. Mary’s Hospital, by the Lake between 11:00am and 3:00pm. This will be a traditional fete but star attractions are expected to include the Ambulance Services special 999 vehicles, a visit by Star Wars characters and live broadcast by Sunshine Hospital Radio. Free entry and free parking at St. Mary’s. Full details available in the attached poster.
Past, Present, Future NHS – Wednesday 4th July at the Riverside Centre
On Wednesday 4th July, the eve of the birth of the NHS, with the support of UNISON, there will be a celebratory event in three parts at the Riverside Centre in Newport:
· Evening from 7:30pm – a celebration for all NHS staff and those who support the NHS with celebration cake, bar and band.
More details in the attached poster for the morning and afternoon activities.
Big 7T – Thursday 5th July
Every area of the NHS is encouraged to hold a tea party on Thursday 5th July to celebrate the day on which the NHS came into being 70 years ago in 1948. More details at https://nhsbig7tea.co.uk/
Folk Hospital – Thursday 5th July - Tea and Biscuit Boys at St. Mary’s Hospital
On the anniversary of the founding of the NHS the ‘Tea and Biscuit Boys’ a rockabilly band from the Isle of Wight will perform in the Full Circle Restaurant from 12:30. The Tea and Biscuit Boys have been making street busking fashionable since 2009. This acoustic trio have a tank full
of swing and swagger, enough to lift the lid on any Party. So they are coming round to ours. Free entry. Why not have lunch whilst you visit.
Celebration Bells – Saturday 7th July across the Island
On Saturday 7th July throughout the day all 15 Bell Towers on the Island will be ring a short but special peel to celebrate 70 years of the NHS.
Careers Event – Saturday 7th July at St. Mary’s Hospital
A careers event for students is being held on Saturday 7th July at St. Mary’s supported by Trust staff and ‘Medical Mavericks’. See the banner below for more details.
Service of Celebration – Wednesday 11th July at All Saints, Ryde
A multi-faith service of celebration is being held on Wednesday 11th July 2018 at All Saints Church, Ryde. The service will start at 6:00pm and last for about 45 minutes. Light refreshments will be available afterwards. The service is open to all serving and former NHS staff as well as Islanders who want to support the NHS. Please register your interest in attending at http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NHS70service/ or e-mail NHS70@iow.nhs.uk or telephone 01983-822099 ext. 5703.
Folk Hospital - Friday 10th August 2018 - Charlie Dore and Julian Littman
Charlie is one of England's most incredible songwriters having penned and scored records for internationally acclaimed Artists. Charlie had a hit record ‘ Pilot Of The Airwaves’. Julian Littman is from Folk Band Steeleye Span and is a multi instrumentalist collaborating on the award winning ‘Dark Matter’ album of poignant, inspiring, songs. Their tour has taken them all across Great Britain and received amazing reviews. They will perform on Friday 10th August 2018 at 12.30 in the Full Circle Restaurant at St. Mary’s Hospital. Free entry. Why not have lunch whilst you visit.