Mayfield House received their first COVID vaccinations today, which completed our CCL schemes. We are delighted that all residents from our 12 care schemes (with the exception of two people) have now received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. In addition to this, 233/263 (almost 90%) of our team have also received their first dose, which is higher than the government’s latest figures on care staff who have received the vaccination.
The Mayfield team did an exceptional job at organising their paperwork and the residents were all very brave. Andy Harris, Registered Manager of Mayfield House, said “With regards to the vaccinations, I am feeling lots of emotions really but relief I think is the main one. All the guys were brilliant and the doctor said how well organised we were, hopefully we are a bit closer to where we want to be!”. Well done to Andy and his team.
We also spoke to Dr Charlotte Hart, GP Partner at Radbrook Green Surgery and Clinical Director at Primary Care Network, who administered the vaccinations this morning. She said “I wanted to prioritise people with learning disabilities, as they’re so vulnerable. It’s really important to me that they are vaccinated. Everyone has done such an amazing job to keep them safe with just hand gel and masks as protection. I am really happy that this completes all of your homes having their first vaccination”.
Dr Charlotte Hart has been managing the COVID vaccination roll-out alongside her practice’s manager and believes it is essential that people with learning disabilities are prioritised for the COVID vaccine. A huge thank you to Dr Hart and her team for all they have done.
CCL feel proud of today’s achievement and the team. We were relieved to give the resident’s parents some more positive news today. On speaking to Kate Farminer, Dale’s mother, she said “We are delighted that all of the boys at Mayfield have had the vaccine. It’s a little bit of hope that things are going to change. We are proud of Dale for offering to go first and not fussing, and for the qway they have coped with all of the lockdowns. Most of all, we are very grateful to the staff, because a year ago the outlook for people in care was bleak that we wondered where it was going to take them, but now we can see its okay.”
A huge well done to everyone at Mayfield House today – residents and staff included. Another triumph and day of relief for CCL. We look forward to everyone receiving their second dose, but for now we can enjoy feeling hopeful for a brighter and safer future for all at CCL.