Team members and residents at a Weybridge care home have been celebrating after they became one of the first homes in the area to receive Covid-19 vaccinations for almost everyone living and working in the home.
With the support of NHS Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group, the vast majority of residents and team members at Care UK’s Norfolk House, on Portmore Park Road, were given the first dose of the vaccination.
One of the first in the queue for the vaccination was 86-year-old year old Brenda Martin, who said: “The vaccine didn’t hurt. It is a very good idea to have it, I didn’t need to think about it and I’m glad I had it.”
Sabu Prothasis, Home Manager at Norfolk House, said: “We were so pleased that residents in our home have had the vaccination. I would like to offer my thanks to the NHS team at NHS Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group. They were incredibly efficient, friendly, and made sure everything went smoothly, which was much appreciated.
“This is the first step towards getting back to normal, and we couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off the year. We’re looking forward to receiving our second dose of the vaccine as soon as we’re able.”
Care UK is keen to stress that the vaccine doesn’t provide full protection against the virus so its teams will continue to follow their stringent infection control measures including regular deep cleaning, regular testing, the use of masks and other PPE, social distancing, air purifiers and temperature checks to keep everyone safe.
Norfolk House has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite and palliative care.
To find out more about Norfolk House care home, call 0333 4343 061or email Home Manager, Sabu Prothasis, at email@example.com
For more general information, please visit careuk.com/norfolk-house
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