Feb 22, 2021
Team members and residents at an Epsom 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 the local Primary Care Network, the vast majority of residents and team members at Care UK’s Appleby House, on Longmead Road, were given the first dose of the vaccination.
One of the first in the queue for the vaccination was 89-year-old Brenda Keenan, who said: “I didn’t feel a thing.”
Shona Bradbury, Home Manager at Appleby 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 the Primary Care Network 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.
Appleby 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 specialist dementia care and respite care.
To find out more about Appleby House please call please call 0333 4343 002 or email Home Manager, Shona Bradbury, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more general information, please visit careuk.com/appleby-house
Longmead Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9RX
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