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Feb

Radfield’s vaccine joy - care team receives their jabs!

Jane Franks Read 193 times

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Pictured: Radfield Home Care Milton Keynes’ care professional team after they had received the jab.
 

Radfield Home Care Milton Keynes is thrilled that several members of its care professional team have recently received their Covid-19 vaccine jabs at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

As the UK’s national Covid immunisation programme continues to roll out, care professionals are beginning to receive their Covid jabs, providing great relief amongst those working within the health and social care sector. For those professions that require close contact between people and the provision of care to the vulnerable, this is a truly momentous occasion, as they have often been the most exposed during the Covid crisis.

New guidance issued by the UK Government’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has declared that the initial provision of the vaccine would also be offered to front line health and social care workers, including those who work in sectors such as domiciliary care and care homes.

Knowing the impact that the vaccination would have on their day to day lives and the safety of both their clients and themselves, Radfield Home Care Milton Keynes director, Jane Franks; registered care manager Jamie Harris and care professional Rebecca Hancock were very grateful to receive their jab. With Jane expressing her thanks to those who had been involved:



“We wanted to send a big thank you to the Milton Keynes University Hospital team for being so professional and efficient. The staff inside the vaccination centre are actually staff from the hospital who are now doing even more to help us all get through this.”

Jane also describes what it was like to receive the jab and what it means to Radfield and their clients:

"The biggest vaccination programme in the history of the UK is now underway and the team at Radfield Home Care Milton Keynes were extremely privileged to be given the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. It is the best way to protect us and to protect those we care for. All of our clients have received the first dose with some also receiving a second. They can now start to see some freedom in front of them while they look forward to hugging children and grandchildren again. Once enough people have been vaccinated, we hope to see the lifting of those restrictions which have made the last year so tough! Well done to Milton Keynes University Hospital Foundation Trust (MKUH) - we cannot praise you enough."



Whilst the vaccine is recognised as a massive step forwards, it must be complemented by existing health and safety practices, all of which Radfield rigorously upholds. Staying up to date with the latest guidance provided by the Government and leading industry bodies Radfield remains strongly committed to the safety of its clients and carers and the provision of excellent care.


If you would like to find out more about Radfield Home Care and the home care support services offered, you can visit www.radfieldhomecare.co.uk or the branch directly on miltonkeynes@radfieldhomecare.co.uk or 01908 464 466.


 

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