Naomi House & Jacksplace has submitted plans to Government detailing the support we could provide in a future vaccination programme.
Our hospices, which took in and cared for hospital patients during the first Covid 19 wave, could now become a vaccination centre. Vaccines could be administered in multiple clinics by our highly skilled nursing team and staff believe they could provide as many as 240 vaccinations a day.
Chief Executive, Mark Smith, said:
Our charity was built by the community for the community and we remain mindful that where we can, we should try to give something back. We have the facilities, the staff and the skills to deliver a vaccine to many thousands of people, and I know our care team would welcome the opportunity once again to play an important role in supporting the NHS and the wider public through this unique challenge.
Our charity employs around 180 staff, including many highly experienced nurses who would be responsible for administering a vaccine, should proposals be adopted.
We have submitted our proposals through national charity, Hospice UK, who have provided a vital link between hospices and the Department of Health and Social Care throughout the pandemic.
Our hospices have continued to offer emergency and end of life care throughout this year, while providing services like sibling support and bereavement counselling remotely. Many fundraising events and activities have been postponed or cancelled, making the task of raising the £9.2 million needed annually more difficult.