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Our health and care challenges

Like every community, on the Isle of Wight we are having to deal with a number of difficult challenges which put pressure on the health and care services we offer, namely:

  • People leading unhealthy lifestyles
  • People living longer and needing more support
  • An increase in the number of people living with long term illnesses
  • Financial pressures on public services
  • Higher costs of providing services on the Island
  • The need to provide the best quality of care to Island residents within these constraints

News and Updates

23rd May 2018

Islanders invited to have their say at health events

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.

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