Rosebank Care Home in Bampton has recently had all their residents and staff vaccinated within the home. Rosebank is amongst a handful of Oxfordshire homes that have achieved a 100% take up on their vaccination programme for both staff and residents.
Owner Jane Roberts commented, ‘We have tried to keep all our staff, residents and families fully informed since the start of the pandemic. When the vaccinations were first approved, we made sure we held meetings with staff, and talked to families and residents, to ensure everyone had a chance to have their questions and concerns answered.’
The home has been hugely supported by their local GP surgery in Bampton. Dr Matthews and District Nurse, Phillipa McRoberts, both attended the home to ensure the vaccinations were given out in a calm and reassuring manner to everyone.
Manager Vanessa Lavender commented, ‘It was a joyous occasion, and we are extremely grateful to our amazing local surgery who have continued to support us throughout this pandemic, and thereby ensure everyone in the home has remained safe and well.
I think it is important to acknowledge the professionalism, the commitment and speed at which Oxfordshire has responded to this incredibly challenging vaccination programme. Some of our staff have also received vaccinations at The Churchill Hospital. A truly incredible service, and a massive thank you from everyone at Rosebank.’
Despite receiving their first vaccinations the home continues to follow all the same COVID-19 Secure policies and procedures.
Jane Roberts commented, ‘This is not a time to let our guard down. All procedures remain the same to ensure our residents and staff remain safe. Families are enjoying visiting loved ones in our purpose-built family hub, and we hope garden visits will be able to resume again before too long, hopefully in some lovely spring sunshine.’