Runwood Homes has celebrated 100% of staff being COVID vaccinated at its Kathryn Court care home in Shoeburyness, Essex.
The achievement comes ahead of the government’s 11 November deadline for all care home staff, excluding exemptions, to be vaccinated.
A spokesperson for Runwood Homes said: “It is our goal to fully support our highly trained, caring, staff following the government mandate requiring all care home workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from 11 November, excluding those medically exempt. We are pleased to share that the staff at Eastham and Crowstone House, also part of the Runwood Homes Group, are also 100% double vaccinated.”
Kathryn Court, which was recently awarded Top 20 Care Home in East of England by CareHome.co.uk, has been managed by Registered General Manager, Donna Winterborne, since 2007.
The provider said that with the support of the wider Runwood Homes team, Donna had been the driving force behind this achievement.
Runwood Homes said it is providing accurate information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine to its workforce and offering Zoom sessions with an Occupational Nurse, where staff can ask questions, as part of its wider educational vaccine campaign.