Vaccination Target Exceeds Expectations
A GP practice in Norwich has smashed its vaccination target with over 50,000 patients now protected from COVID-19 since it began sessions on 15 December 2020.
Lionwood Medical Practice, located in Norwich and a designated Local Vaccination site, has hit the amazing target of 50,000 COVID-19 vaccinations. The practice provides a range of general medical services to approximately10,700 registered patients. This achievement could not have been reached without the support of OneNorwich, Norfolk and Waveney CCG, Voluntary Norfolk, Norfolk Fire, and St Johns Ambulance
Lyn Bostan, Business Manager and Partner with the practice comments: “This has been an amazing time to be working in general practice; Not only have we continued to see our patients for their routine appointments, but with the help of our volunteers we have managed to vaccinate more than 50,000 of our local community in the national fight against the pandemic.
“We were the first hub in Norwich to begin the vaccinations, since then joined by Gurney Surgery and Bowthorpe Health Centre. Our volunteers, working in shifts, have contributed enormously to our success. Up to twelve of them each day have been attending the practice to help register people, make them comfortable and ensure the process runs smoothly. We couldn’t have achieved this without their goodwill and support. It has been really rewarding to see everyone coming together for the benefit of their community and really making a difference. Thanks must also go to Belinda Axten with Voluntary Norfolk who has supported us and managed the volunteers. They have made such a difference and we can’t thank them enough. We do hope that cake on duty will help a little!”
88 different volunteers have given up 2331 hours to volunteer at Lionwood, while Voluntary Norfolk volunteers have given over 20,000 hours across Norfolk and Waveney since they started in December. The feedback from patients has been incredible, with over 100 thank you letters and cards received. Here are some of the lovely comments:
“Thanks to all staff for your kindness, efficiency, and putting our safety above your own.”
“We had our second vaccination yesterday and this is just a short note to thank all members of the team. You are doing a super job and everything was well arranged with the minimum of delay.”
“All staff were most welcoming and cheerful and the whole atmosphere was excellent. Our thanks to you all for undertaking this most important task and for working so hard “
“To the amazing team at the surgery, just wanted to say a big thank you to what you all are doing as a team. Fabulous team effort.”
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