UPDATED: SEELY SEEKS ANSWERS TO INCREASE IN SERIOUS INCIDENTS AT ST MARY’S HOSPITAL

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Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely says he is seeking answers to serious incidents recorded at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust in 2018 and 2019.

The figures – which have been published by HSJ following a Freedom of Information Act request – show 277 serious incidents recorded in in 2018 and 2019.

Bob said:

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“I am currently seeking answers to these figures. Some of the rise can be attributed to changes in the way serious incidents are reported.  I would like the IOW NHS Trust leaders to explain these figures and reassure Islanders.

Bob wrote in the letter:

“I understand that encouraging staff to report incidents is important and we do not want people to be afraid to raise concerns. It is also a positive sign that the Trust is committed to encouraging the reporting of incidents and to learning from them. However, I am concerned by the number of incidents reported by the Health Service Journal (HSJ). Can you tell me how the Trust compares to other NHS organisations on patient safety incident reporting and what more could be done to ensure Islanders can be assured of the highest standards of healthcare?”

“I have written to Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, seeking a meeting to ensure that he understands that I believe these issues are in part caused by a lack of additional funding which some other Islands in the UK receive.”

The trust was rated as ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission in April 2017 and was placed in special measures following findings which raised ‘significant’ concerns over patient safety. The trust was upgraded by the CQC in September 2019 to an overall rating of ‘requires improvement’.

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In response to Mr Seely’s statement, a spokesperson for Isle of Wight NHS Trust has said:

“We recognise that people want the best possible quality of NHS services.

“An important part of improving our services is making sure that our staff are able to report incidents when they happen, so that they are properly investigated and lessons are learned.

“We have worked hard over the last two years to improve how incidents are reported so that we can learn those lessons and improve the quality of our services.”

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Bert
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If the government invested more of our money into the NHS these issues would decline.
Don’t blame staff it’s a simple way to improve things.
So Bob look where you work in London instead, that’s where the problem is!

Mother of 9
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I nearly died in 2009 from having my 9th baby I got sent home with a 3 and a half litre abscess of e coli I had to ring I doc and be rushed in have major surgery couldn’t have my newborn baby with me I was in hospital for 6 weeks nearly left my 9 children without a mother I lost my court case and it wasn’t my fault all from a c section my first one 8 normal births before I have bad ptsd now

Daemy
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Seely: “Mr Hancock, I believe these issues are in part caused by a lack of additional funding which some other Islands in the UK receive.”

Hancock: “Shut up Seely!”

Seely: “Yes sir”

Bert
Bert
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About time seldom seen Seeley did his job & secure more funding for our NHS service on the Island.
More action (doing his job in Westminster) less words are order of the day!

Joanna McCall-Shaw
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I’m going in next week for surgery. This article’s timing and vagueness really doesn’t make me feel more confident. I received first class treatment only a few weeks ago so let’s have a bit more detail please.

JDF
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Surely as a Conservative strong hold, the Hospital on the Island should be a flag ship privatization leading the way to Island residents getting the best medical attention, we already accept that private companies control our freedom of movement, so why not have private companies controlling our health care needs. We accept high dental charges and transport costs that would make any privateer drool, so paying for medical care should not be a problem, you have the bonus of reducing social care costs as those unable to afford living here will simply move away; we may need to have a special allowance to pay towards ferry costs, but a price worth paying. Or we could look at the real issues of which there are many, a key issue is our poor outdated link to employment resources, and yes the only real solution is a fixed link.

Nick
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So Seldom Seen Seely is alive and paying attention to a constituency issue. By the time of the next election Islanders you will look back at 2020 with affection. The m.p, local council and ferry companies will make this Island the national centre for OAP’S and holiday homes.

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