This week marks one year since the first coronavirus case was reported in Nottingham. The last 12 months has been one of the toughest in NHS history but the response from staff, volunteers and the public has been overwhelming – thank you for your continued support.
This week has seen our vaccination programme continue to make significant advances in protecting the community. At the same time the pressure on our hospitals is beginning to reduce. The latest vaccination figures released this week show we have administered a record-breaking 58,713 doses of vaccines in a single week in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire bringing our total to 340,033.
Hospitals and Primary Care
Amanda Sullivan, Accountable Officer at NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG, said: “This weekend (March 6) marks a whole year since the first coronavirus case was reported in Nottingham. Looking back over the past 12 months, it is incredible to think about how much we have achieved as a healthcare system in responding to the pandemic. It has been an extraordinary year – the toughest year in the careers of many NHS staff. I would like to thank the public for your support and to our amazing staff and volunteers for all that you continue to do.
“The vaccination programme, the biggest in NHS history, is only a small part of what we have achieved, but it continues to offer us hope for the future and we are making excellent progress. This week has seen another record-breaking number of vaccine administered. Please continue to urge friends and relatives to take up the offer of a vaccine if they have not already.
“As we prepare for an anticipated high volume of vaccine being supplied to us in the second half of March, we are in a period of lower vaccine supply so are taking the opportunity to focus our resources on supporting those who might not yet have come forward for their vaccination. This includes targeted contact by GPs or health care professionals as well as specific vaccination clinics in local communities where we know we have lower levels of uptake. This means we will have fewer appointments available to be booked but we anticipate that this will improve in the near future.”
The NHS is here for you and so if you are concerned about a new lump or mole or have any other health issues then please get in touch with your GP or in an emergency call 999. If you are unsure which service you need, call 111 or go to 111 Online who will advise you on the best service for your needs.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus, including a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste, then get a test by calling 119 or go online to https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
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