Coronavirus

admin on March 26th, 2021

We have four days of vaccines this week which as now been reduced to two full days and two half days. We don’t know whether it is fluctuation of vaccine supply or lack of clinical staff. Weekdays are always more of a challenge to us because the surgery also runs a local clinic. That means […]

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admin on March 24th, 2021

Dear Grace would have been 15 years old today. Hard to believe it has been all those years, it still seems like yesterday that she passed away. How well the family have coped after such a tragedy. They had to move on with their lives and now they have three lovely boys. Grace will always […]

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admin on March 23rd, 2021

On this day last year the PM announced the first lockdown. My first Coronavirus diary entry was three days before on March 23rd. I have copied in that first entry which shows that with hindsight the PM could have moved more quickly with the lockdown. As a result we have one of the worst number […]

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admin on March 22nd, 2021

During my Monday visit to Mum today both Viv and Malc managed a video call to her. She was really pleased and told the staff she had seen all her children today. Conversation is difficult due to hearing problems so I acted as the go between. Malc asked Mum a lot of questions which I […]

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admin on March 21st, 2021

We have now assisted Blackthorn Surgery by marshalling every session since December and now they have topped 12,000 vaccinations in total. For a small surgery often with just one vaccinator, it is some achievement. Over 400 vaccinated this morning and the vaccine ran out by 2.00pm. I am anxiously waiting for tomorrows news for next […]

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admin on March 19th, 2021

This morning we started three days of Blackthorn sessions. Today was the Oxford, tomorrow the Pfizer and Oxford again on Sunday. It went well today, no sign that the Oxford jab is bothering people locally. However in some European countries they are still not using it because of the blood clot issue. The EU has […]

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admin on March 17th, 2021

Rain wasn’t forecast until about 2pm. So I met Mike D at 10.00 am and we had a great ride down to Tenterden. Our little cafe run by a Frenchman was closed but we found another one nearby that had a public bench very close to the entrance so that was just right. We sipped […]

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admin on March 16th, 2021

After our vaccine morning on Saturday we decided to go of a bike ride on Sunday. A pleasant Mothers Day day so after opening a lovely flowery present from Stuart we had to tell Mike his hadn’t arrived. He had paid for express delivery but the lovely box of special wines only arrived today (Tues), […]

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admin on March 12th, 2021

After my knee stabbingly awful run on Tuesday I rested up on Wednesday, I stayed in doors all day, caught up on emails and prepared this weekend’s vaccine rotas. Heavy rain had been forecast but it was just a bit windy with a few showers. I spoke to Uncle Les (88) later and he had […]

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admin on March 10th, 2021

I visited Mum for the first time since November. I had to arrive an hour earlier than my appointment to take an unpleasant nasal test and then wait for the result. It was negative so I dressed up in PPE, i.e. gloves, mask and apron and then was taken to see Mum in her room. […]

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