Positive progress at vaccination centre

12 Feb 2021 11:03
Published by: Scott Callan


MACCLESFIELD MP David Rutley has praised doctors, nurses and support staff for their work rolling out the coronavirus vaccine and tackling the pandemic in the area.

The MP thanked them for their efforts as he visited a local vaccination centre which is based at Poynton Civic Centre.

Over recent weeks more than 5,500 people have received the vaccine in the Poynton, Bollington and Disley area.

The team in Poynton has developed the capacity to vaccinate over 1,200 people each day when vaccines are made available to them.

All those included in the first four vaccination priority groups, including all those over 70 and the most clinically vulnerable in the local area, are on track to receive the vaccine by the mid-February target to ensure that the most vulnerable in the community are protected first.

During his visit, Mr Rutley met Dr Paul Bowen, medical director and GP partner of the Middlewood Partnership.

He introduced the MP to volunteers involved in ushering and supporting patients while they visit the centre.

And Mr Rutley was also able to see first-hand how the vaccination process works and meet with the medical team and patients.

David spoke to the Middlewood Partnership staff, including GPs, nurses and pharmacists involved in the preparation and vaccination processes.

He also met Dr Rachel Hall, one of the Middlewood GP partners, who has worked with Dr Bowen in overseeing the local vaccination programme, and Laura Beresford, one of the practice managers, responsible for coordinating logistics. 

Mr Rutley said: “I am very grateful for the hard work of the doctors, nurses and administration team at the Middlewood Partnership and for all that they are doing to ensure that the coronavirus vaccine is rolled out as speedily as possible to the first phase priority groups.

“It is great to see how local volunteers and Poynton Town Council are working in partnership to support this programme, which is vital in helping us navigate our route back to more normal times.”


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