COVID-19

GP REFERRALS TO ST MARY’S DOWN BY 54% BUT EMERGENCY ADMISSIONS UP 15%

GP referrals to St Mary’s Hospital have dropped by more than 50% over last year but emergency admissions of the over 70s are on the rise. Isle of Wight NHS Trust bosses say patients continue to turn up at the emergency department at St Mary’s Hospital, in Newport, requiring urgent care when it could have […]
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RED JET RUNNING A REDUCED TIMETABLE AND FASTCAT SUSPENDED

Red Funnel is running to a heavily reduced ‘commuter’ timetable on its Red Jet service from today (Monday), in response to falling passenger numbers. The current lockdown has once again led to a reduction in the number of people crossing the Solent. As a result, Red Funnel has taken the decision to run just 7 […]
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COUNCILLORS CALL FOR 30 MINS FREE PARKING IN NEWPORT TOWN CENTRE

Councillor Geoff Brodie has been backed by members of Newport & Carisbrooke Community Council in calling for the Isle of Wight Council to introduce 30 minutes of free parking in all of Newport’s town centre streets. Newport & Carisbrooke Community Council (NCCC) say they are increasingly concerned at the continuing demise of the retail offer […]
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10 COVID CASES IN ISLAND SCHOOLS SINCE FRIDAY CONFIRMS COUNCIL

10 cases of COVID-19 have been found in Isle of Wight schools since Friday, the Isle of Wight Council has confirmed. Speaking at a meeting of the Local Outtbreak Engagement Board today (Thursday), cabinet member for children’s services, Councillor Paul Brading, said there had been a spike in new cases in schools on the Island […]
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VISIT ISLE OF WIGHT TO PUSH ‘WAIT BEFORE VISITING’ MESSAGE

With the Isle of Wight set to be plunged back into lockdown from Thursday, Visit Isle of Wight have confirmed they will be supporting the national measures and encouraging people to ‘wait before visiting’. Addressing the situation, Will Myles, Managing Director of Visit Isle of Wight, has said: “The Prime Minister’s announcement will have a […]
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SECOND LOCKDOWN: ISLAND BACK INTO LOCKDOWN FROM THURSDAY ANNOUNCES PRIME MINISTER

The Isle of Wight will join the rest of the country in re-entering a period of lockdown from this coming Thursday until 2nd December, the Prime Minister has announced this evening (Saturday). Pubs, restaurants and all non-essential shops, leisure and entertainment venues such as hairdressers, beauty salons and leisure centres must close from 00:01 on […]
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