Health

More details of Spalding vaccine site revealed

Images of the COVID-19 vaccination site at Springfields Events Centre have been published alongside details of how it will be operated. The hub is one of the main vaccine sites for south Lincolnshire and is due to go live in the next two days. The images inside have been published on social media by the Bourne Gatley Medical Practice. The ...

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Facemask plea after ambulance driver daughter’s virus battle

The father of a 42-year-old ambulance driver who nearly died after contracting COVID-19 has urged others to wear a facemask where possible after the ‘worst weeks’ of his and his daughter’s life. On Christmas Eve the family of Emilie Sanderson, from Moulton Chapel, including partner Simon, were told to prepare for the worst after the keen equestrian was hospitalised with ...

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Appeal for Kenzie (12) who’s lost the ability to stand up and walk

An appeal has been set up to help a Crowland 12-year-old regain some of his independence after he was left unable to stand or walk just before Christmas. McKenzie Goldsmith, known as Kenzie, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy seven years ago, a genetic condition which means his muscles are weakening as he gets older. But in the run up ...

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Freemasons’ boost for hospital

Long Sutton-based Freemasons have donated thousands of pounds to a hospital breast cancer unit. The Alexandra Lodge (985) have donated £2,800 to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn. The donation will go toward QEH’s Breast Cancer Unit development charitable fund following the fantastic care given to a close friend of Brother Dean Bowd, The Most Worshipful Master at Alexandra ...

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Springfields confirmed as COVID-19 vaccine site as local GPs also ready to start jabs

Springfields has been confirmed as a new COVID-19 vaccine site as a number of local GP surgeries have also detailed they’re set to start vaccinating. Springfields has been confirmed alongside five new centres to provide the vaccine ‘by the end of this week’. It is the first venue in South Holland to be announced. An NHS spokesman said: “The launch ...

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Survey on ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ order

A health group is looking to speak to people who have had or know someone who has had a ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ order placed on them or reviewed during the current pandemic. HW Lincs has teamed up with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to undertake a survey for people who have had or known someone who had a Do Not Attempt ...

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Reports Spalding vaccine site will be set up at Springfields

The NHS have said Lincolnshire ‘will have full geographical coverage for its registered population’ for the COVID-19 vaccine amid reports an administering site will be set up at Springfields in Spalding. After there were no South Holland sites in the initial list of primary care roll outs of the Astra Zeneca/Oxford vaccine The Voice has been contacted by members of ...

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No South Holland sites on initial list of those giving out COVID-19 vaccine

A list of sites where the COVID-19 vaccine is being delivered has been published – but there’s currently none in South Holland. Alongside the already announced vaccination sights at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston and County Hospital in Lincolnshire, the first places to offer the vaccine in the county according to NHS England are St Mary’s Medical Centre in Stamford, The ...

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Council leaders’ concerns over lack of transparency for vaccine roll out plans

Local council leaders are continuing to call for greater transparency over the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine in Lincolnshire. Leader of South Holland District Council, Lord Gary Porter last night (Wednesday) apologised to district residents as he’d not been able to find out more information about NHS plans. And this morning the leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Coun Martin ...

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Warning over fake NHS COVID-19 vaccination texts

Lincolnshire Police have warned the public about a scam in which fraudsters contact potential victims saying they’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Clicking on the texts or emails leads to what looks like an official link. A Lincolnshire Police, spokesman, said: “The scam message reads “We have identified that you are eligible to apply for your vaccine” which prompts you ...

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Calls to get vaccine rolled out into district

COVID-19 vaccines will start to be rolled out in GP surgeries in Lincolnshire by the end of this week The Voice has been told – but the leader of South Holland District Council doubts it will happen that soon. Lord Gary Porter says he’s been frustrated by the lack of information over vaccine availability which comes as residents were plunged ...

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Recognition for fantastic care home staff

Staff at four local nursing homes have been given special awards to mark their support. Country Court, which runs four local home, has recognised the carers through their internal awards Winners at Ashwood Care and Nursing Home in Spalding Common were receptionist Hilda Villarete, senior carer Anca Toderas and Care assistant Louise Norman. A family member who nominated Hilda said ...

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Hospital trust calls in military

A Lincolnshire hospital trust has turned to the military for help in the face of rising coronavirus numbers. A request for military support was sent by the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) on December 2. “Subsequently 18 military healthcare personnel commenced at Lincoln County Hospital on December 7 for an induction, started work on December 8 and have been a ...

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Virus effect on hospitals detailed

It could be March before all the staff at a hospital trust have been given the COVID-19 vaccine it’s been revealed, as health bosses gave an update on how the virus is affecting Lincolnshire. The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), which oversees hospitals including Boston, has more than 1,000 staff off ill, a meeting of Lincolnshire County Council’s Health ...

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Vera is first to receive COVID-19 vaccine at hospital

A 92-year-old from West Pinchbeck was the first person to receive the COVID-19 vaccination at Peterborough City Hospital yesterday. Vera Chappell had an early morning appointment for a regular injection for her eyesight anyway (Wednesday, December 8) and was asked if she’d also take the new coronavirus vaccine. She was among four of the initial people to be lined up ...

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Three schools report positive tests

Three South Holland schools are among 22 across Lincolnshire that have reported positive coronavirus tests over the last seven days. According to data provided by Lincolnshire County Council, Moulton’s John Harrox Primary School, St John the Baptist Primary School in Spalding and Sutton St James Primary School have been in contact over the last seven days (25 Nov-1 Dec) to ...

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Spotlight on mental health in Lincolnshire

Mental health will be under the spotlight in South Holland with new initiatives. Community Mind Matters will be going live via Zoom next month for training.The December 11 session will concentrate on training your brain for happiness.It will be hosted by committee member and hypnotherapist Emma Rose.“Through this session people can begin to understand the workings of their brain and ...

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Good news from QEH

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn is one of the first to see 90 per cent of patient-facing staff vaccinated against flu.The hospital’s trust body held two 24-hour jab-a-thons which saw more than 270 staff vaccinated.The news comes in tandem with the announcement that the medical device SAFIRA has won a prestigious award for the Medovate team. It was ...

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High cost of COVID and tiers to come

South Holland residents are due to discover on Thursday what tier of restrictions will be in force once lockdown ends next week. The county’s Care Commissioning Group (CCG) also met yesterday and it was revealed that the cost of COVID-19 to the local health service is £27.2m to the end of October.With the new three-tier restrictions due to come into ...

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Care home hit by virus outbreak

The devastating effects of coronavirus on care homes have been laid bare with one having reported a number of deaths in recent weeks. Ashwood Care Home in Spalding Common, which is run by Country Court, has seen a large number of infections, though the company has not said exactly how many people have tested positive or died as a result ...

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