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Covid-19 vaccinations rolled out at Thorrington care home

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Team members and residents at a Thorrington 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 in the home.

With the support of Brightlingsea Surgery and Great Bentley Surgery, the vast majority of residents at Care UK’s Silversprings, on Tenpenny Hill, were given the first dose of the vaccination.

One of the first in the queue for the vaccination was 88-year-old Jean Hawes, who said: “I was so pleased to get the vaccine, as it is such a positive step in the right direction. I didn’t feel a thing!”

Joanne Rix, Home Manager at Silversprings, said: “We are so pleased that residents in our home have had the vaccination. I would like to offer my thanks to the NHS team at Brightlingsea Surgery and Great Bentley Surgery. 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.

Silversprings is a modern care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has a choice of lounges and dining rooms, along with facilities such as an activity room and hair salon.

For more information on Silversprings, please call Customer Relations Manager, Lisa O’Sullivan, on 01206 809173, or email lisa.osullivan@careuk.com  

For more general information, please visit careuk.com/Silversprings

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Tenpenny Hill, Thorrington, Essex, CO7 8JG

Silversprings

  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

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