Longridge Hall Care Home and Ribble Court Care Home near Preston are celebrating after all of their staff received their second COVID vaccinations.
The homes, which specialise in residential, dementia and short-term respite care, have achieved recognition for their 100% vaccine uptake.
Longridge Hall Care Home was issued with an award for achieving a 100% staff vaccination rate by Director of Public Health, Dr Sakthi Karunanithi and Louise Taylor, the Executive Director of Adult Services and Health & Wellbeing for Lancashire County Council.
The news comes ahead of the Government’s deadline of November 11 for all care home staff to be double vaccinated, excluding those with medical exemptions.
Tracey Hartley is manager of Longridge Hall Care Home in Barnacre Road, which is part of the Sandstone Care group of homes.
She said: “We are delighted that all of our dedicated and caring staff have been double vaccinated, all ahead of the Government’s deadline.
“Everyone who has received their second jab has also been booked in for their six-month booster.”
Sam Smith, Registered Manager of Ribble Court Care Home in Much Hoole, a nursing home specialising in complex care, said: “We are proud of our high standards and want to deliver the best possible care to our residents, which is why it is important to us to ensure that all our staff are vaccinated.”
Steven Hamblett, Senior Operations Manager for the Sandstone Care Group, said: “At Sandstone Care Group we work closely with Public Health, Local Authorities and the Care Quality Commission to implement all guidelines regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our dedicated home managers work hard to ensure best practice is followed throughout each home and by every member of staff.”