We’re thoroughly delighted to announce that our care staff and residents at our residential care homes in Suffolk and Northamptonshire have received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine!
After almost a year of restrictions and isolation, we can finally start to look forward to the future; one where we can welcome family and friends back through our doors.
The vaccine rollout, which was successfully administered to 88 of our residents and 93 of our staff members, means that they are now well on their way to being immune.
Our assistant manager at The Day Centre, Daniella, spoke to the press about the vaccine roll-out: “There was a fantastic atmosphere as the vaccinations took place, and a real sense of camaraderie as residents and staff supported each other through the process.
"One of our residents, Martha, was particularly nervous to receive her jab, as was our acting team leader June, who has a phobia of needles.
"Rather than letting it overwhelm them, the duo helped each other through and laughed about it together afterwards, which was wonderful to see.”
Martha also spoke about her experience: "To know that June felt the same, and for us to be able to hold each other's hands throughout, made it so much easier; I’m looking forward to the next!"
Our operations manager, Joy Henshaw, said: “We feel so grateful that we’ve been given the opportunity to become one of the first care homes to be vaccinated.
"Whilst our staff have been tremendous in keeping the home safe, knowing that the vaccination will help save lives, and give our residents the opportunity to receive the love and warmth that their families can provide, makes me incredibly proud”.
Thank you to everyone at The Dell, Meadow View and St George’s for their bravery and perseverance throughout this difficult time.
Whilst we’re excited for the future, we’re still taking every precaution to keep our residents and staff safe. Our residents and staff have been amazing over the last year, and have navigated their way through this unprecedented time better than we could ever have imagined.
Browse our website and our social media channels to see all the wonderful things our residential care homes in Suffolk have been getting up to.