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NHS TRUST LAUNCHED FREEDOM TO SPEAK UP INITIATIVE

An initiative to encourage staff and volunteers at Isle of Wight NHS Trust to speak up has been launched with a series of awareness activities and events being held last week during National Anti-Bullying Week (13th-17th November 2017). All staff at the Trust are being encouraged to raise concerns and tackle bullying with the following pledge: “I commit to building …

GKN TAKES SILVER AT PRESTIGIOUS REGIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS

GKN Aerospace, the Isle of Wight-based manufacturer of aerospace components, has won regional recognition at this year’s prestigious EEF Future Manufacturing Awards. GKN was runner up for the Health and Safety Award. The award goes to the manufacturer that has achieved the most impressive or innovative improvements in the health and safety culture of their workplace. The East Cowes company …

POLICE ISSUE CRIME PREVENTION ADVICE FOLLOWING SPATE OF BURGLARIES

UPDATED: Police are reminding people of vital crime prevention advice to keep their homes and vehicles secure following 4 recent burglaries on the Isle of Wight. On Sunday 29th October an electric bike worth £2,500 was stolen from a home on Embankment Road in Bembridge. The bike was later recovered at another address in the town. On Friday 10th November …

SOLENT TRANSPORT PARTNERSHIP RECEIVES ENVIRONMENTAL RECOGNITION

An innovative logistics and distribution partnership between Red Funnel Ferries, Steve Porter Transport and Meachers Global Logistics garnered recognition at this year’s Supply Chain Excellence Awards because of the positive impact it’s having on the environment.   Judges at the prestigious industry awards, which reward business excellence in the areas of supply chain, distribution and logistics, felt compelled to recognise the …

BEEFEATER MEDINA QUAY OPENS ITS DOORS

Beefeater Medina Quay is now open and welcoming guests following a revamp from the former brand of TableTable – generating 7 new jobs in the process. The restaurant, at Seaclose Park in Newport, has undergone a massive overhaul to create a fresh and welcoming environment for diners. The plans were revealed by Island Echo back in August of this year. …

CITIZENS ADVICE CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO COMMIT TO FUNDING FOR POST OFFICES

A new report from Citizens Advice shows people in rural areas – such as the Isle of Wight – are more likely than their urban counterparts to depend on their local post office for key services, including postal services, banking, collecting state benefits, pensions and purchasing household goods. As the number of pubs, banks and shops decline across England, the …

NHS TRUST HIGHLIGHTS EXPERT ADVICE AVAILABLE ON THE HIGH STREET

To mark Self Care Week 2017 (13th-19th November) the Isle of Wight NHS Trust is highlighting the health expert on the High Street – the community pharmacist/GP Practice Pharmacist. Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals who can give advice and recommend treatments for self- treatable conditions such as coughs, colds, sprains and strains as well as medicine queries such ‘can …

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