Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C&I) is excited to be supporting the national Covid-19 vaccination programme with the opening of a Covid-19 vaccination hub at our Camden Mews site this week.
All C&I staff, students, volunteers and contracted workers are invited to get their vaccination to protect themselves, to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 and to keep our frontline colleagues and service users safe.
Lucy Reeves, Chief Pharmacist, said: “We’re delighted to be opening our vaccination hub and supporting to reduce the spread of this awful virus. We really do encourage all our staff to come and get their vaccination to help protect ourselves, our colleagues, our service users and our families.”
Andrew Kingston, Recovery Service Manager, who has been involved in setting up the hub, said: “Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who have helped in setting up the hub here at Camden Mews. It’s been a lot of hard work but it’s really exciting to be able to play our part in the national vaccination programme. I’d also like to thank staff who, in normal times, work at Camden Mews and who have relocated their workstations to make way for the hub.”
Roger Evans, Senior Service Manager, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic is undoubtedly the biggest crisis the UK has had to deal with in our lifetime and it’s fantastic that C&I is playing a role in the national programme. We’ve seen some really encouraging news recently about the effectiveness of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine which we’re using at the hub, so we hope as many staff as possible come forward for the vaccination."
For C&I staff - all information on how to book your Covid-19 vaccination can be found on the intranet homepage.
C&I has moved the service we normally offer in emergency departments to our 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service, at St Pancras Hospital. The service will see people in need of urgent care so that they do not have to go to a hospital emergency department unless they have an urgent medical need. Emergency departments are under unprecedented pressure due to COVID-19 – the illness caused by coronavirus. We are urging people in mental health crisis to telephone our 24/7 crisis line on 0800 917 3333 or contact their usual community mental health team. If service users attend the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service in person we will see you but we urge you to contact the crisis line in advance for advice to ensure you are only leaving home when absolutely necessary.