PICTURES: Scarborough Hospital starts to vaccinate its frontline staff, as it reveals how many Covid inpatients it has

Scarborough Hospital has joined the national effort to protect people most at risk from Covid-19 as it today began vaccinating its frontline NHS staff.

By Steve Bambridge
Tuesday, 5th January 2021, 6:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th January 2021, 6:07 pm

It comes as York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital, reveled that there are currently 42 Covid positive inpatients at Scarborough Hospital.

The Trust is currently vaccinating with the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine.

Director of Workforce and Organisational Development Polly McMeekin said: “Our staff are our most valuable asset and anything we can do to ensure their health and wellbeing is our top priority.

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Elizabeth Lowery, Medical Lab Assistant, being vaccinated by Carol Halton, Matron.

"The Covid vaccination programme is a positive step along with other measures already implemented across the Trust that will help to keep our staff safe and well, allowing them to do what they are brilliant at - looking after patients and continuing to be there for everyone who needs care.”

The Trust says the total number of deaths of patients who have died in its hospitals and who tested positive for Covid-19 is 385.

FY1 Doctor Sophia Panayi being vaccinated by Carol Halton, Matron.
The Scarborough vaccination team on the first morning.