Enter and View - Inpatient Experience Visits 2013

Inpatient experience of hospital wards was a priority for Healthwatch Isle of Wight in 2013.
Hospotal equipment in a room


In December 2013, the Enter and View panel visited Colwell, MAAU and St Helens wards at St Marys Hospital to find, highlight and share examples of good practice, alongside providing evidence to contribute to the ongoing programme of development at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

Key findings

  • Placement of drinks and alarms were out of reach for many patients present on the wards.
  • MAAU and Colwell wards were cluttered. Healhwatch would like to see this addressed as it does not promote a relaxing environment in which to recover.
  • St Helens ward have implemented 'protected meal times'. This example of good practice is an example for other wards to adopt.


If you need this report in a different format please email enquiries@healthwatchisleofwight.co.uk or call 01983 608608.

Colwell Ward Enter and View Report 2013
MAAU Ward Enter and View Report 2013
MAAU Ward (Evening visit) Enter and View Report 2013
St Helens Ward Enter and View 2013

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