I have spoken to the Chief Executive of the Lincolnshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, John Turner, about the vaccination roll out in the county. I shared my concern that there still appeared to be gaps in provision in my constituency, particularly around Woodhall Spa and Horncastle. The NHS has now committed to looking into this further and I am sure that the CCG will find a pragmatic solution in addition to what is already available. Mr Turner has reassured me that all GP centres in Woodhall Spa and Horncastle are currently signed up to the Louth Hospital site.
Residents in these areas who fall within one of the key priority groups are being contacted and are currently being vaccinated at the site in Louth. I was given further reassurances that residents in care homes across the constituency are being vaccinated thanks to specific, designated teams. A roving service will also be provided for people who cannot leave home to receive their vaccination.
I would like to thank all our NHS professionals, volunteers and members of the armed forces for their ongoing efforts in our vaccination programme at Louth Hospital, Franklin Hall in Spilsby and in care homes across the constituency. Thanks to their vital work, many of our residents in key priority groups have been receiving the vaccine, helping to protect them against the virus and keeping them safe. I am also pleased that an additional centre opened at Mablethorpe Marisco Medical Practice last week. I am grateful for all the hard work in setting this vaccination site up for our coastal towns.
Further sites have been established across Lincolnshire, with the next steps for the county’s NHS including a further rollout of the programme through the mass vaccination site in Boston.