Minister praises OSJCT for swift vaccine uptake
Colleagues at Beckside care home in Lincolnshire and across The Orders of St John Care Trust were delighted to host an unexpected virtual visit from Minister for Care Helen Whately.
The minister congratulated Beckside home manager Andrea Brooks and her team for being among the first care homes in the country to start the vaccination programme. She also added admiration that almost 90 per cent of colleagues at Beckside have been vaccinated within 48 hours of the vaccine becoming available.
Ms Whatley said: “It’s important to speak to the people working in the care homes and to thank them for their work. They have been doing a brilliant job day-in, day-out caring for those residents and it has been a long haul.”
Andrea added: “It was a pleasure to be able to have a chat with the minister who was very interested in how we were getting on. This vaccine has been a real boost for us in the run up to Christmas and is making everybody feel very positive.”
Beckside was just the first home to secure vaccinations and colleagues across Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire are now following suit.
The minister is pictured (bottom left) on the call with home manager Andrea Brooks (bottom right), Operations Director Mike Strdder (top right), and Communications Manager Malcolm Bradbrook