Our vaccine roll out begins

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Today at 3pm, 90-year-old Bill Fennelly was delighted to make St Cuthbert’s Care history by becoming our first resident to receive the COVID -19 vaccine.

Receiving the vaccine, Bill, who lives in our St Catherine’s nursing home in Newcastle, said: “I’ve had many vaccinations in my life but none as important as this one. This needle brings hope that I can give my family and friends a big hug, hopefully very soon.”

Gill Ennis, Registered Manager of St Catherine’s, was on hand to witness this important moment.

“These past nine months have been incredibly difficult for us all. We have worked extremely hard to ensure our residents have remained safe throughout and this vaccine is a pivotal stage in the fight against COVID- 19. I sincerely hope this helps to bring normality to all of our residents very soon and I can’t think of a better way to start the New Year.”

This is definitely a day to crack open the bubbly.

Bill receives his vaccine