Dr David Vickers, medical director, Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers the large scale vaccination centres across Norfolk said:
“I am delighted to announce that from Saturday 27 November, the Attleborough vaccination centre will open to walk-ins for all eligible groups; with all other vaccination centres across Norfolk following suit from Monday 29 November.
This autumn, a series of charity funded projects across Norfolk and Waveney will start to benefit communities recovering from the pandemic, thanks to a national grant of nearly £500,000 from NHS Charities Together.
At a local level, the Norfolk Community Foundation has been working with grass roots organisations to use the two-year funding towards a series of projects, with finances administered by the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity on behalf of the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System.
Covid Protect - a local NHS and social care initiative to protect Norfolk and Waveney’s most vulnerable patients at the onset of the pandemic – has won the 2021 Health Service Journal Award for Connecting Services and Information.
Covid Protect was launched by the Norfolk and Waveney Heath and Care Partnership in March 2020 and the pioneering project has been named as a finalist in six national awards so far this year.
The NHS in Norfolk and Waveney has announced that visiting on inpatient wards will remain suspended for the next two weeks.
The restrictions affect all local hospitals and trusts with inpatient wards, with the exception of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s acute mental health wards, until Thursday 2 December.