Staff and Residents at Dewsbury Care Home one of the first to receive Covid-19 vaccine

Ashworth Grange is one of the first homes in Kirklees to receive the Covid-19 vaccination as residents and the staff team received their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNtech jab

Friday, 8th January 2021, 11:54 am
Updated Friday, 8th January 2021, 11:56 am

Residents and their families have been eagerly awaiting news of when they will be able to receive the vaccine at their home and were thrilled to find out that they were top of the list.

Dr. Indira Kasibhatla and Registered Nurses from The Albion Mount Medical Practice attended the home on January 3 and carried out the vaccinations..

William Atkinson, 92, who has lived at Ashworth Grange for just over two years, said: “Everyone at Ashworth Grange has been fantastic and it just felt right to do this together.

Tracy Hiscoe (Deputy Manager) Paul Rowson (Home Manager) Sharon Troy (Care Manager) Ann Thompson (Resident) and then the COVID Team.
Tracy Hiscoe (Deputy Manager) Paul Rowson (Home Manager) Sharon Troy (Care Manager) Ann Thompson (Resident) and then the COVID Team.

"It all went smoothly and was very well organised.

"I feel privileged to be one of the first to have the vaccine and although we have stayed safe at home, I am hopeful that this is the start of the whole world bouncing back from this awful year.”

Staff and residents at other Ideal Carehomes across the country are also receiving the jab and the roll-out is expected to be completed over the next few weeks.

Ashworth Grange Home Manager, Paul Rowson, said: “This year has been a real challenge for everyone but we have always had faith that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and the availability of a vaccine has been our continued hope that we will return to normal.

"The GP and Registered Nurses who came to complete the vaccinations have been brilliant and the process was fast and efficient. We are just so relieved to know that our residents will be protected from this virus, as that has been the most important thing to us throughout.”

Ashworth Grange, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home boasting a hair salon and café.

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).