Isle of Wight NHS Trust board members will be meeting tomorrow to discuss its current performance.

The topics expected to be discussed include whether the Trust is any closer to escaping ‘special measures’ status, the time it’s taking ambulances to reach patients and whether mental health care is to the standard required.

At the meeting, it’s expected to be revealed how ambulances still aren’t on time, that patients are waiting too long for diagnosis and how mental health services aren’t up to scratch.

However, the Trust is now meeting all cancer referral targets and staff sickness rates are down, with a new plan for the Winter expected to be unveiled.

As reported by Isle of Wight Radio, the Trust was at risk of being placed in financial measures if it failed to show improvement towards the deficit target.

However, NHS Improvement (NHSI) decided to ‘support’ the Trust rather than place it in special measures last month.

The board meeting is being held at 9 am tomorrow (Wednesday) in the conference room, Level B (opposite Full Circle Restaurant) at St Mary’s Hospital.

Members of the public can send in questions in advance of the meeting by emailing [email protected]. We’re being asked to submit our questions as soon as possible for a thorough response to be prepared.