Monthly Archives: June 2018

Nursing Times – Care home nursing staff in Wales to be offered free flu jab

Care home staff in Wales will be eligible for free flu vaccinations from this winter, the Welsh government has announced.

There were 42 flu outbreaks in Welsh care homes during the winter, accounting for 60% of the total outbreaks in Wales.

While care home residents have high rates of flu vaccination, the immunisation rate among staff is low, the Welsh government said today.

Until now immunising staff was the duty of employers but, from this winter, care home staff will be able to receive flu vaccinations for free at NHS community pharmacies.

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190 mile walk for Contact the Elderly

Good luck to Gregg and Will raising funds for a fantastic cause!

A PAIR of dedicated fundraisers will walk 190 miles across Scotland next month.

Gregg Morrish and Will Ayling will trek from just outside Glasgow to Inverness raising money for Contact The Elderly Thurrock.

The pair have already raised more than £1,000 and will be hoping to add to that before they set of in June.

Contact The Elderly support older residents by organising free monthly tea parties for over 75s.

Source: braintree and witham times