A resident receives a COVID 19 vaccination

Residents and staff at two Whitchurch care homes delighted to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.

Over 60 residents and 50 staff at Berehill House Care Home and Wessex Lodge Nursing Home in Whitchurch, Hampshire were thrilled to be vaccinated last week by Dr. Lickman and his team from Two Rivers Medical Practice, which coordinated the quick vaccine response.

Michelle Hart, the Home Manager said:

This is a landmark moment for us, for the country and the world. This past year has been like no other. Our teams have worked so hard to keep our residents as safe as possible, and we know how hard it has been for everyone not to see or hug their loved one. The vaccine is hopefully the new beginning for us.

One of the residents of Wessex Lodge Nursing Home said:

We are so grateful to the staff, they have been magnificent, and we were all delighted to receive the vaccine.”

The vaccination is now being rolled out to GP surgeries nationally, and care home residents and staff are at the top of the vaccine priority list. Dr. Lickman who carried out the vaccinations said: “We are urge everyone who gets invited for the vaccination to get it. We are committed to getting as many people in the local area vaccinated and protected.”

The home has followed stringent procedures to keep residents safe, and continues to welcome new residents with clear admission protocols to ensure the transition period into our home is safe for new and existing residents.

Wessex House Nursing Home and Berehill House Care Home in Whitchurch, Hampshire are operated by Hestia Care, and provide residential, nursing, respite and specialist dementia care.

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