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NHS trust

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is England's only integrated provider of acute, community, mental health, and ambulance health care. The Trust, which was established in April 2012, serves a 140,000-strong offshore population.

Acute Care Services 

St Mary's Hospital in Newport is our main base for delivering acute services to the Island's population, with 246 beds and 22,685 annual admissions. Emergency medicine and surgery, planned surgery, intensive care, comprehensive maternity, Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and paediatric services are available. 


Community Health Services 

Our Community Health services include district nursing, health visiting, community nursing teams, primary dental care, orthotics, inpatient rehabilitation and community post-acute stroke wards. 


Mental Health Services 

Our mental health services include inpatient and outpatient care. We have 32 beds and 1,300 patients on our Community Mental Health Teams. This includes Early Intervention in Psychosis and Memory Services, as well as intensive outreach to residential and nursing homes. 


Ambulance Service 

The Island's ambulance service provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance services, including the Jumbulance. Each year, the service receives 21,712 emergency calls and dispatches 25,292 emergency vehicles. The service also transports patients to mainland hospitals.


The Isle of Wight is an English island off the south coast. It's famous for its beaches and seafront promenades, including sandy Shanklin Beach and south-facing Ventnor Beach, which is lined with vintage beach huts. Dinosaur fossils and remains can be found in places like Compton Bay and Yaverland Beach. The Needles are three massive white chalk rocks on the island's western tip, guarded by a 19th-century lighthouse.


Education on the Isle of Wight is provided by both public and private schools, including those run by the local education authority and by independent schools. As a result of their location in a rural community, many of these schools are small, with average enrollments that are lower than those found in many urban areas. On the Isle of Wight, there is also a college as well as other less formal educational opportunities.

The Isle of Wight College offers a variety of courses, the majority of which are held on its campus in Newport. On the Isle of Wight, however, there are numerous other adult education providers, including libraries, museums, Leisure Centres, West Wight Training Centre, Learning Links, Ventnor Community Projects, Quay Arts, Platform One, and the Isle of Wight Council. 


The city council offers a variety of adult and community learning opportunities. For example, the Council provides opportunities for family learning in schools, where parents and children can learn together. The Council has also developed community learning programmes that are delivered in communities to overcome barriers to learning such as time, transportation, and affordability.

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Bus: Almost everywhere you go on the Isle of Wight, you will be able to see the main bus service, which is operated by Southern Vectis and is refreshingly visible. From early in the morning until late at night, regular bus services connect the main towns and resorts, with services to more rural areas running throughout the day. Embark on one of the open-top "Breezer" bus tours or take advantage of the Island Coaster or network services to travel around the Isle of Wight.

Train: In addition to connecting with both Ryde passenger ferry services and providing a through service from London Waterloo, the Island Line train service travels from Ryde Pierhead around the east coast of the Island, all the way down to Shanklin. There is also a bus service that connects Shanklin with the train station, which takes passengers all the way to Ventnor.


The Isle of Wight is 23 miles long and 13 miles wide, with picturesque villages and bustling small towns dotting the landscape. The towns have a wide variety of shops, including both local boutiques and well-known high-street brands. If you're indulging in some serious retail therapy, make a pit stop at one of the coffee shops or cafes to refuel with some delicious coffee and homemade cake. Explore the villages and see the picture-postcard side of the island. Rent a bike and ride down the country lanes, surrounded by greenery and the quintessential English thatched cottages. Make a point of visiting one of the designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take a picnic and spend the day relaxing and exploring the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside at your leisure. 


On the Isle of Wight, there are some fantastic places to visit, each with their own distinct personality and history. Shanklin, a well-known and charming traditional seaside resort, has a lovely combination of seaside and open, green space. You can also get lost in the history and character of Shanklin Old Village, which is full of charming thatched cottages, one-of-a-kind gift shops, and tea rooms. Look for famous historic monuments such as St Catherine's Oratory, Tennyson's Monument, and the Mottistone Longstone, which are all set on beautiful rolling hills. If you plan on visiting some of these locations or taking a vacation on the island, you should book some lodging. 


The great thing is that the Isle of Wight has a wide range of excellent accommodation options, including luxury and budget hotels, holiday cottages, B&Bs, holiday/caravan parks, and campsites, many of which are close to the towns and villages mentioned above, as well as the Isle of Wight Ferry and hovercraft ports.

Traditional English Village
Why should you choose ISLE OF WIGHT NHS TrUST?


Investing in you and your development

  • Annual appraisal & personal development plans

  • Apprenticeship opportunities

  • Annual training needs to identify supported educational programmes

  • Access to free learning

  • Integrated Trust enabling career development across pathways and services

  • Leadership programme for all staff


Recognising and celebrating achievements

  • Meet the team

  • Employee of the month

  • Greatrix Scheme

  • Access to free learning

  • Annual social events; Summer Ball & Christmas Staff Quiz

  • Celebratory events throughout the year

  • Looking after your health and wellbeing


Employee assistance programme for you & your family

  • Flexible working options

  • Fitness classes & outdoor gym at St Mary’s

  • Discount gym memberships

  • Occupational Health support

  • Physiotherapy support

  • Mental fitness resilience support

  • Health & wellbeing events

  • Day Nursery at St Mary’s


Your total reward package

  • Annual Total Reward Statements

  • NHS Pension Scheme including employer contribution

  • Local & national staff benefits

  • Salary sacrifice schemes; home electronics, cycle to work scheme

  • Staff discounts on local bus network

  • Purchase annual leave scheme



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