Smiles All Round As Wigan Care Home Residents Receive Their Second Vaccines Staff and Residents join together for an emotional round of applause, cheering “We’re in this together”

Staff and residents at Ash Tree House care home in Wigan completed their two-part Covid-19 vaccination process as nearly 100 residents and staff received their second dose of the vaccine.

As with the first jab, each resident paired up with a staff member whilst having their injections to offer additional support during the vaccination process. In return, many of the residents insisted on holding their care teams’ hands to provide comforting moral support too.

After completing the vaccinations, staff and residents clapped, cheered and proudly waved goodbye to the vaccination team as a mark of their gratitude. The nurses were overwhelmed with emotion by the touching gesture that marks a hugely positive step in the fight against coronavirus.

The news of the second vaccine being administered has delighted resident’s families and friends who are safely resuming visits with some physical contact with their loved ones once more.

Margaret Clement, 96, who has lived at Ash Tree House since 2013, said, ‘I feel incredibly happy to receive my second dose of the Covid-19 Jab. It just felt right to give the vaccination team a round of applause as they left, they were extremely kind and supportive when I got my vaccine and I know they have been working very hard’.

Home Manager, Chris Durnan, said, ‘I am delighted to have received my vaccinations from the wonderful Registered Nurses from Claire House Surgery – they have been excellent with our residents and really settled everyone’s nerves with their positive approach. A round of applause is the least they deserve but I am pleased we were able to show them how much we appreciate their work’.

Ash Tree House is operated by Ideal Carehomes and is rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission as well as ‘Assured’ in all areas of Infection Prevention and Control. Residents at Ash Tree House can enjoy a full programme of health, leisure and wellbeing activities managed by a dedicated team of carers. All 60 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible. For more information about Ash Tree House, contact Chris on 01942 256089 or visit