Are there areas of your general health and wellbeing that you would like to improve? Would you like to know where to find reliable health information and advice, to help you make these changes? This is the section for you. You can also read stories from local people and find useful links and resources.
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Working together to help youStart Well, Live Well and Age Wellon the Isle of Wight
Working together to help youStart Well, Live Well and Age Well on the Isle of Wight
Working Together to help youStart Well, Live Well and Stay Wellon the Isle of Wight
On the Island, we have much to celebrate about our way of life and the opportunities we have to live our lives to the full.
However, we also have a growing problem we cannot ignore. As a community, we are living longer, often with complex, long-term health and care needs that are placing unsustainable demands on the services that support us. We need to do things differently and change the way we use health and care services and how they are delivered in the future, to ensure we stay healthy and enjoy all that the Island has to offer.
The Local Care System on the Island; the Isle of Wight Council, Isle of Wight NHS Trust and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, have been working together to try and develop a new way of working that means our services are better coordinated, they are delivered closer to people’s homes and can help support people to take control of their own health and care better.
You can read more about our work on this website and the progress being made to transform health and care on the Island so you can start well, live well and age well on the Isle of Wight.
We have had lots of useful conversations with people about the sorts of things we need to do to improve health and care services on the Island. Lots of ideas have been put forward and you can read more here about the sort of things we have been able to put in place as a result of your feedback.
A ‘Question Time’ style event at which members of the public, local politicians, and interest groups will be invited to quiz a panel of local experts will kick-start a programme of events to discuss how acute (hospital based) services could be provided in the future on the Island.