Chief nurse and deputy chief nurse return to the frontline for care home vaccine roll out

In January, 92-year-old Stanley received his vaccine from Chief Nurse, Anne at his care home

Bedford’s chief nurse and deputy chief nurse were both at the forefront of the CCG’s rollout of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine to the Borough’s care homes.

As reported in the Bedford Independent last week, the government has demanded that all care home residents and staff receive the first dose of the vaccine by 24 January at the latest.

Read: All Borough care home residents to have first COVID-19 vaccine dose by 24 January

Chief nurse, Anne Murray and deputy chief nurse, Maria Laffan, both rolled up their sleeves and went back to their nursing roots to help achieve the target.

But not before they’d both been vaccinated themselves.

Among the first care home residents to receive their vaccine were Stanley, 92, Teresa, 83 and 89-year-old Jean at Bushmead Court.

Anne, Bushmead Court’s Manager, said: “We have been really pleased with how the programme has rolled out and we now have the majority of our staff and residents vaccinated.

“Our residents have been so pleased to receive the vaccine and it gives us great hope.”