Tower Family Healthcare – COVID Vaccination Progress

Dear All

Please find attached a message from Tower Family Healthcare regarding progress on the COVID vaccination programme.

Full updates can be found via Facebook

Best Wishes

Julie Southworth

The attached chart is based on progress for our patients at Tower Family Healthcare, we have approximately 25% of the Bury population registered with our Practice. It represents patients who have either had their 1st vaccine or have an appointment for it.

As you may be aware there are four COVID vaccination sites across Bury at Prestwich Walk-in Centre, Elizabethan Suite and Bury Town Hall, Bealeys Community Hospital in Radcliffe, and Ramsbottom Civic Hall. These are being staffed by all the GP practices in Bury in an impressive joint effort and by many others, so colleagues from Community Pharmacies and a wide range of volunteers. Any patients from any practice can be booked into any of the sites.

The latest updates:

1) We have booked the majority of our patients mobile over 75s for an appointment – if you are registered with us, and mobile, and over 75 and not had an appointment then please phone us – 𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐨𝐨𝐧.

2) We are starting to book our 70-74 yr old mobile patients and patients between 18 and 69yrs old who are mobile and Clinically Extremely Vulnerable. 𝐏𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 𝐖𝐀𝐈𝐓 𝐓𝐎 𝐁𝐄 𝐂𝐀𝐋𝐋𝐄𝐃.

3) We continue to book 𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐒𝐓 𝐢𝐧𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 – second appointments will be sorted later

4) We await further supplies of the Oxford/Astra Zeneca to then be able to move to vaccinate housebound patients and the 16 and 17yr old clinically extremely vulnerable.

Please continue to be 𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐃 to each other and us. The positive feedback from Facebook and our askmyGP system means so much to us and helps us keep going through these difficult unique times.

Thank you

One reply on “Tower Family Healthcare – COVID Vaccination Progress”

I had my first jab a few days ago at Ramsbottom Civic Hall.

Initially I was contacted by phone and invited to book an appointment. When I arrived at the venue, there were people to guide me to a parking space. There were people expecting me, they greeted me with a card containing all my details and a leaflet telling me all I needed to know.

I was impressed with how well they were prepared and how they put everyone at ease. The vaccination was done straight away after a few medical questions.
After a 15minutes wait to make sure I was OK I was back in my car and on my way home.

It was a heartening experience, it made me proud to be British.

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