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Our challenge

Our analysis has shown that:

The age of people living on the Isle of Wight is similar to other places popular with retirees but more people live alone.

People are being admitted to hospital who would be better looked after in the community.

Too many people in hospital are ready to leave but are waiting too long to be discharged.

There has been significant under-investment in community services - we spend half the amount than similar areas of the country.

The way we provide mental health services has created a ‘revolving door’, with too many people in hospital who would be better supported at home or in the community.

A small number of people with complex needs require more than one third of the total health and care resource because we didn't have a proper plan for their care.

Read our plan