Team members and residents at a Southmead care home have been celebrating after they became one of the first homes in the area to receive Covid-19 vaccinations for almost everyone living and working in the home.
With the support of Southmead’s Greenway Community Practice, the vast majority of residents and team members at Care UK’s Trymview Hall, on Southmead Road, were given the first dose of the vaccination.
One of the first in the queue for the vaccination was 88-year-old Emma Neild, who said: “I’m so happy to have had the opportunity to have my vaccine. Thank you.”
Pamela Arnsmeyer, Home Manager at Trymview Hall, said: “We were so pleased that residents in our home have had the vaccination. I would like to offer my thanks to the NHS team at the Greenway Commmunity Practice; they were incredibly efficient, friendly, and made sure everything went smoothly, which was much appreciated.
“This is the first step towards getting back to normal, and we couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off the year. We’re looking forward to receiving our second dose of the vaccine as soon as we’re able.”
Care UK is keen to stress that the vaccine doesn’t provide full protection against the virus so its teams will continue to follow their stringent infection control measures including regular deep cleaning, regular testing, the use of masks and other PPE, social distancing, air purifiers and temperature checks to keep everyone safe.
The new care home provides full-time residential and dementia care, with 66 ensuite bedrooms, and has been designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home will incorporate space for hobby and leisure activities and will include its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café.
For more information, email Customer Relations Manager, Evonne Burch, on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0333 321 8351.
To find out more about Trymview Hall, visit careuk.com/trymview-hall