Residents and staff at a Salisbury nursing home received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, much to the joy of everyone involved.
Milford House care home took the hit at home itself, upping everyone’s spirits after 11 very difficult months.
With the support of Milford House staff, Drs Gregory Brown, Carmel Wills and Sam Dominey of Three Checkers Practice vaccinated more than 165 people in two days.
Chief Executive Officer Marie-Thérèse Tiernan said: “We have had about a year like no other and the vaccine looks like the light at the end of the tunnel.
“Our teams were magnificent in the way they met all challenges during this pandemic and we are proud to play our part in this next phase to ensure the protection of the most vulnerable.
“We were also wonderfully supported by our local doctors and it was especially nice for our residents to have familiar faces behind the masks administering the vaccine doses.”
Milford House staff member Gale Louw said: “I am very happy to receive the vaccine. It will help keep our residents safe and is the first step in getting things back to normal and getting the buzz from visitors. home again. ”
Milford House is operated by Barchester Healthcare. It offers nursing, residential and respite care.
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