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Autism services

AUTISM SERVICE UPDATE

A new autism diagnosis service for children and young people started working on the Island in September 2018.

Psicon Ltd and Healios Ltd are working in partnership with the Isle of Wight NHS Trust to provide a service for the Island, seeing families who have been waiting for an assessment.

We recognise that it has taken longer than any of us would have wanted to set the new service up and we would like to apologise to all those families affected by this delay. Our priority has always been to ensure the service we provide is as safe and effective as possible and we are delighted that we are now able to offer this for families on the Island.

It includes weekday, weekend and evening appointments which we hope will mean a more convenient service, too.

We would like to thank all families for their patience during recent months and we are also very grateful to everyone who has provided help and support to get this new service in place.

Clearly this is just the start of the process. There is much more to be done to ensure that we can tackle any potential risks effectively and secure enough capacity within the service to keep any further delay in children being seen and assessed to an absolute minimum. 

We will continue to work on this as the new service beds in and to ensure that we can deliver the best, and most effective, solution for families in the longer term.

The involvement of local families will continue to be vital in shaping this, in addition to what we have learned from the concerns and suggestions that have already been expressed