THE Well being Secretary has praised the “top notch” roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine in Darlington.
In a video, following the Prime Minister’s roadmap announcement on Monday, Well being Secretary Matt Hancock thanked native providers in Darlington for doing an “superb job”.
Commenting on the native scenario Mr Hancock mentioned: “There’s a fully first charge vaccine roll out in Darlington, serving to to guard essentially the most susceptible to Covid from throughout Darlington, ensuring they have been out of the blocks early and supporting folks getting these jabs.
“I’ve seen such hope from folks coming via the vaccine programme in Darlington.
“This builds on the unbelievable work being carried out on neighborhood testing.”
Peter Gibson, MP for Darlington mentioned: “I’m delighted that the Well being Secretary has recognised the excellent efforts being undertaken by our groups in Darlington. The Major Care Community and Darlington Borough Council have gone above and past to make sure that we get the perfect consequence for communities throughout the city.
“The unbelievable uptake of neighborhood checks mixed with our first charge vaccination programme has effectively and really put Darlington on the map”.
Councillor Kevin Nicholson, cupboard member for Well being and Housing, mentioned: “We’re proud to be recognised by the Well being Secretary for our gold customary in neighborhood testing. It’s unbelievable to see so many individuals taking checks at one in every of our six testing websites.
“We have been the primary city within the North-East to have our mass testing scheme, and we now main the best way within the UK. Our neighborhood testing programme interrupts transmission, and helps to drive down our case charges, saves lives and shield our communities”.
Responding to the video on social media, Darlington’s PCN, which is working the vaccination programme, thanked all these concerned, together with GP practices and employees, volunteering group Darlington Cares, Darlington Borough Council, NHS Tees Valley CCG and County Durham and Darlington NHS Basis Belief.
It mentioned: “It truly is a workforce effort.”
To guide a take a look at at one in every of our six neighborhood testing websites, please go to: https://www.darlington.gov.uk/testing