GP Thanks to Saxon Hall

GP Thanks to Saxon Hall

A group of Hereford city GPs has thanked Hereford residents for the use of their community hall during the COVID pandemic.

Since December 2020, Saxon Hall in Putson, south Hereford, has been used exclusively by Wargrave, Belmont and Cantilupe surgeries (collectively known as WBC Primary Care Network), together with Taurus Healthcare, to administer COVID vaccinations to patients. More than 40,000 vaccinations have been delivered so far to people of all ages, offering valuable protection against the spread of the virus.

As a gesture of thanks to the Hall Trustees and the local community, WBC PCN has donated a Japanese cherry tree to be planted at the hall. Dr John Stevenson (Joint Clinical Director at the PCN) recently visited the hall to plant the tree and to offer his personal thanks.

Dr Stevenson says:

“It was – and is – vitally important for us to have a suitable location from which we could deliver COVID vaccinations to the local population. Saxon Hall was ideal in terms of its size, location, facilities and car parking arrangements. We are very grateful to the Hall’s Trustees for allowing us to use it and recognise the sacrifice this has meant for community groups who may otherwise have wanted to use the hall.”

Saxon Hall will continue to be used by WBC PCN until the end of December 2021 for the delivery of the COVID booster programme. Patients are advised that they will be contacted by their GP surgery when it is their time to come forward. Herefordshire General Practice is urging all patients to take up the opportunity to have their booster and seasonal flu jabs when called as these will offer them and others valuable protection during the months ahead.


1st November 2021

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