Save the Isle of Wight NHS services!
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A population of about 160,000 losing their NHS can this actually happen in 2018?
Outline for future of Isle of Wight
Friday 26th January 2018
The Local Care Board have revealed their recommendations for the future of the Isle of Wight health service today (Friday).
As revealed last week, one of the options was to transfer all services except A&E and maternity to the mainland, this means Southampton or Portsmouth or further... this will impact these mainland services!
And with the prices of leaving the island many islanders will be forced to go untreated or face financial hardship, this includes the vulnerable and children- baby's needing specialist care, splitting families up at a time when they are most needed, it's outrageous.
Emergency and elective centre with enhanced emergency and elective surgical, critical care and paediatric support from the mainland – Transfer of high risk /complex emergency & elective surgery; all patients requiring critical care for more than 24 hours (including high acuity medical patients e.g. acute cardiac requiring Critical Care support); neonates requiring Level 3 (advanced support) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) support; and children needing more than 24 hours inpatient care.
All that when we have no guarantee of actually being able to get leave the island, cancelled ferry's have been a daily occurrence since the beginning of the year, so suffer a heart attack in the evening and you'll have little or no chance of receiving the care you need, or of getting to the mainland for treatment, this is not right!
We need our FULL NHS services and we need your help saving them.
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