ISLE of Wight health bosses have today (Thursday) given assurances in the wake of the Mid Staffordshire Hospital scandal.
Commenting on the publication of the report of the Mid-Staffordshire public inquiry, Dr Mark Pugh, the executive medical director of the NHS Trust said: "I have been appalled, as have all the staff at the Isle of Wight trust, at what occurred at Mid-Staffordshire General Hospital.
"We recognise that this does not reflect well on the NHS as a whole but genuinely do not believe that this is representative of the NHS on the Isle of Wight.
"We recognise, however, that we are not perfect and we will review the recommendations from the inquiry and report to the trust board and key stakeholders on the actions we plan to take as a result."
He said that in order to be a successful Foundation Trust — one which had the interests of patients as its core value — it needed to ensure the quality of services was excellent.
"The role of Islanders in that process through the membership scheme and council of governors will be very important.
"I would encourage all Islanders and users of NHS services on the Island to sign up as Trust members," said Dr Pugh.
On January 10 and 11 the Care Quality Commission made an unannounced inspection of services at St. Mary’s Hospital.
The visit focused on operating theatres, Whippingham Ward, St Helens Ward, the discharge lounge and the rehabilitation ward.
The trust said verbal feedback received immediately after the visit was that there were no areas of concern.