Bexhill nursing home residents all vaccinated in two and a half hours

All the residents living at a nursing home in Bexhill have received their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 2:51 pm

Bay House Nursing Home, in Middlesex Road, Bexhill, said all residents and 90 per cent of staff were vaccinated in two and a half hours on Monday (January 18).

They are due to receive their second doses in the next 12 weeks.

Bay House is the second Bexhill nursing or care home to confirm all its residents have received their first dose.

Picture: Bay House Nursing Home SUS-210120-144622001

Ashbridge Court Care Centre, in Barnhorn Road, Bexhill, said all residents had their first doses last week.

Alongside its sister care home, Inglewood Nursing Home, in Eastbourne, the home has been playing a part in the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccination programme among care homes in East Sussex.

Residents and staff at the homes have received their first vaccinations, with the second due early next month, according to Canford Healthcare, the group owner.

Residents and staff in Canford’s other nine homes across Kent, Essex and Middlesex will all have received their first vaccinations by the end of this week, a spokesman said.

Picture: Bay House Nursing Home SUS-210120-144612001

Inglewood’s manager Gail Watkins said: “We are very grateful to the vaccination team for their kindness and efficiency during the process.

“Our staff have worked very hard to keep residents safe during the pandemic, but knowing that our residents are vaccinated is a huge boost to everyone’s morale. We’re determined not to become complacent, though. For us, the vaccine is just another – albeit vitally important – tool in the fight against Covid-19, alongside PPE, social distancing and our strict hygiene and infection control measures.

“We believe that these will all still be necessary for some time, although we cannot wait for the time when we can welcome visitors safely back to our home.”