Maggie Oldham, Chief Executive at Isle of Wight NHS Trust has been speaking exclusively to Isle of Wight Radio about the £48 million funding announcement for St Mary’s Hospital.

The Isle of Wight has been chosen as the only Hospital in the South East for the funding grant.

Scroll down to hear the full interview with Isle of Wight Radio’s Iona Stewart-Richardson. 

Maggie Oldham told Isle of Wight Radio:

“It gives us the opportunity to improve the environment and deliver services on the Island, as well as the opportunity to invest in new ways of working with technology and digital solutions… We want to change the way we work and stop people having to come into St Mary’s Hospital for treatments and work with our mainland partners, to prevent people having to go to the mainland for 5 or 10 minuite consultations…We want to re-design our outpatient’s department to do more video conferencing… to push the boundaries of what we can do, it’s having the technology and the environment”.

Maggie also thanked Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely:

“I would like to thank Bob Seely, for being really supportive of the IOW NHS Trust, and he has really been trying to gain support from his colleagues and this financial investment really is really superb for us”.

Maggie also said:

“This gives us the opportunity to actually be more ambitious, for children in the A&E department, for patients that maybe have urgent health issues, but not emergencies, we will be able to use the money to design a facility that will really improve the experience for that kind of patient”.

Hear the full and exclusive interview with Maggie Oldham here: