Prime Minister takes Herts care home to heart
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has watched residents receive Covid vaccinations at the Foxholes care home in Hertfordshire via an online video call.
Prior to a recent Downing Street, Johnson called the care home near Hitchin via Zoom to witness 97-year-old Jeanette Shadbolt and 95-year-old Audrey Cornall receive their first dose of the Oxford vaccine.
Watching Shadbolt receive her jab, who joked that she had done her nails especially for the call, the Prime Minister applauded her for “not blinking once” and personally apologised for the home not being able to welcome as many visits from family members as they would like to due to the pandemic.
Johnson congratulated them and thanked the Primary Care Network (PCN) team for administering the jabs.
The Prime Minister wrapped up the call saying: “Thank you for having me back. Foxholes is a lovely care home and I will visit in person when the pandemic has subsided. It’s great to see the rollout is going so smoothly and congratulations on your residents getting the vaccine – the local GPs and PCNs are doing a wonderful job.”
Downing Street arranged the call having heard of the positive stories to come from the home during the crisis, which were relayed to Number Ten by the Department of Health and Social Care.
To watch the full video of the Prime Minister’s Zoom call with Foxholes, visit https://vimeo.com/504337810.