Vaccination appointments!

Started by: fedup (176)

It seems the DW Stadium is being used as a Covid Vaccination Centre, and allegedly a 91 year old lady who arrived for her appointment at the appropriate time was forced to stand outside for an hour , in the rain, before she could be attended to. When she was admitted the staff had to give her a further coat to get her warm as she was freezing!
Have the people who administer these benefits to the public no brains?
Just a few yards away there are 20,000 plus seats all under cover within the stadium. Could someone not have thought that elderly people could utilise these seats whilst waiting, especially if the weather was awful?
I suppose there will be a good excuse?
Bureaucracy in this country is hopeless!

Started: 21st Dec 2020 at 13:58

Posted by: AngelWood (473)

It's not the Stadium, it's the Council leisure centre where the vaccinations are taking place. They do need to speed up a little as an elderly relative had a 90 minute wait last week for his vaccination.

Replied: 21st Dec 2020 at 14:21

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

It's a difficult one, because if they had some sort of shelter, then that in itself could become a spreading place for the virus, and we are talking very old people, so that would probably be deadly for them, and a waste of the vaccine, and I suppose they could put chairs outside, but leaving old people outside in cold wet weather would be danger in itself, and the chairs would have to keep being sanitised, all I can think of is to have longer waits between appointments, so that there are no cues

Replied: 21st Dec 2020 at 14:43

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (3327) 

CUES TOMMY??? Have you lost your Q on typwriter hahah but your spot as usual tommy.

Replied: 21st Dec 2020 at 15:10

Posted by: sonlyme (2786)

ah,but if there were no cues they'd be snookered.

Replied: 21st Dec 2020 at 15:14

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6581)

Well thats it isn't it, whatever they doo, they are Snookered

Replied: 21st Dec 2020 at 15:20

Posted by: i-spy (14979) 

Be patient folks . It's a difficult operation in a not perfect world.

Replied: 21st Dec 2020 at 19:38

Posted by: fedup (176)

Thanks for the correction AngelWood. The letter I read in a National Newspaper was incorrect then!
Wherever it is held elderly folk shouldn't be waiting outside in the winter if possible!

Replied: 22nd Dec 2020 at 19:12

Posted by: AngelWood (473)

I agree Fedup, it isn't very fair.

Replied: 22nd Dec 2020 at 19:35

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (139)

I went to the Leisure Centre for the flu jab on the Monday before the CoVacs started. There wern't a lot there but it was very efficient. You don't go through the main entrance, instead queuing up the side of the Sportshall. You go through the furthest fire door into a reception area. After you've given your details you go to a holding area ( stood or seated ), well segregated. If you choose to sit, the seats are immediately sanitised when you are called to your cubicle for your jab. In the cubicle, details checked and jab administered. You then leave through a second fire door and away. All in all, 5 minutes. Cubicles sanitised as you leave. Go in masked and gelled, be ready to present your arm in the cubicle, don't touch anything, safe as it can be. I went past yesterday and although not big queue's, there were cars arriving all the time. Heard of a neighbor who went last week for the first jab, in and out !!

Replied: 23rd Dec 2020 at 12:19

Posted by: jo anne (33386) 

@WiganBoroughCCG (24th Dec):
Please see our below statement below for our apology from @craigjohnharris regarding the queues some people experienced at our Wigan vaccine clinic last week. Thank you everybody who was there for your support.

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 13:36


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