Another major step towards a brighter 2021 as residents receive second dose

Faithfull House residents were among the first in the country to be offered the vaccine, through an NHS pilot programme, and today they are receiving the all-important second dose.

Thanks to the incredible efforts of local GP surgeries over 200 Lilian Faithfull Care residents were offered their first dose by 6th January and they will now be receiving their next dose over the next couple of weeks. “We greatly look forward to the extra immunity that this second dose will give”, commented Suzanne.

James Mitchell, Deputy Manager and Clinical Lead, speaking to Gloucestershire Radio at the beginning of the day,  said “This second vaccine will give [our residents] a huge amount of protection. For us that’s a sigh of relief but also a mark of pride as well. There has been huge amount of cooperation and teamwork that’s happened within our home within all the homes across the group, and also all the services in the community. I think it really does help us to feel that we really are one of the safest places to live and work which is really reassuring.”

This is just one of the milestones that our charity is celebrating. It comes on top of the recent announcements that on Monday 8th March we are able to welcome visitors back into all of our five care homes and reopening our two day care hubs, Secret Garden and Uplands.

“These three announcements are major steps forward in Lilian Faithfull Care’s journey through the pandemic. It not only renews hope but also offers tangible improvements for so many” explains Martin Hughes, Chief Executive, Lilian Faithfull Care. “Throughout this time we have been able to continue to safely welcome new residents and we are delighted that we can now welcome visitors back into our homes and hubs. Together we look forward to a brighter 2021.”