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Care Home Staff Put Residents First with 100% Covid Vaccine Uptake

Published: Thursday 29th April 2021

Vaccine Staff

As NHS England report on average 20% of care home staff are not vaccinated, the team at Elworth Grange residential and dementia care home in Sandbach are celebrating as every single member of staff has now received their first dose of the vaccine.

In addition, all residents at the Cheshire care home have now completed both of their vaccinations, putting Elworth Grange in prime position to become one of the first fully vaccinated homes in the area.

Home Manager, Donna Cowell, said, ‘As care providers, our team understands the huge responsibility we have to our residents and ensuring their safety from this virus has been of upmost importance throughout. To see a 100% staff uptake of the vaccine just shows the dedication and caring nature of our team.

Understandably, some were nervous about the jab, but we chatted about their concerns and we had lots of reassuring information and guidance, so they were able to make an informed decision. I am just really proud of them all – the whole team has been amazing throughout the pandemic and having the vaccine is a huge relief ’.

Jean Smith, 90, who has lived at Elworth Grange for almost seven months, said, ‘It makes me really happy to know that all of the care team have received their vaccines, it provides peace of mind and hopefully we can begin to regain some normality. I know that some of the team were apprehensive about the jab so I sat with them to provide support just like they did for me when I got mine!’.

Senior Carer, Lizzie Rodger, who has now completed the full vaccine process, said, ‘I am so proud of everyone for stepping up and getting vaccinated. I think It is a really positive step forward and I encourage anybody else who gets a letter inviting them to receive theirs to go! It is so quick and painless, and the list of pros far outweighs any cons! I feel pleased that I can continue to work knowing that I have done my part to protect the people around me’.

Elworth Grange is a brand new residential and dementia care home located just off Booth Lane in Sandbach providing high-quality personalised-care on an inclusive fee basis. The home is currently welcoming new residents for short and long term placements and loved ones are able to visit in dedicated Covid-safe social rooms (subject to current guidelines). To find out more, contact Donna and the team on 01270 439 950 or visit https://www.idealcarehomes.co.uk/our-homes/elworth-grange/​