The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is working with Police following the discovery of a male’s body within the grounds of St Mary’s Hospital in Newport last week.
The body was found in non-suspicious circumstances outside a hospital building on Wednesday morning.
Island Echo understands the individual, from Ryde, was a patient.
A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight NHS Trust said:
“We are working with police on behalf of the coroner to investigate the circumstances surrounding the non-suspicious death of an individual discovered last Wednesday outside a building on the St Mary’s Hospital site.
“Our thoughts at this time are with the family and friends of the individual concerned.
“As with all unexpected deaths this will be the subject of a coroner’s inquest and we are unable to comment further at this stage.”