Care home celebrates
Residents and staff at Hampden Hall Care Centre in Aylesbury are amongst the first in the town to receive the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID vaccine.
The Westgate Healthcare home in Tamarisk Way caters for residents who need residential, nursing and dementia care. Resident Jean Bamford was one of the first in line to receive the vaccine from Dr Mike Thomas, of Unity Health, Princes Risborough.
Jean said: ‘“This is the moment we’ve been waiting for! I feel very lucky and so grateful too that we have been able to have the vaccine today.’
It was also a special moment for all of the care home, team too, especially manager, Thomas Gmiter who added: ‘I fully understand how hard it has been of late and I have to say that our team have been absolutely magnificent – rising to every challenge to ensure our residents are safe and protected.
‘Fortunately, we have an indoor visiting pod here at Hampden Hall to enable our residents and their loved ones stay connected.
‘But I know that we are all longing for the day when we can throw open our doors and welcome families and our community friends back to the home. Let’s hope we’ve now taken that first step in enabling this to happen.’
Kunta Khatri – RGN at Hampden Hall – after receiving her first COVID vaccination.