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Reader's letter: Praise for vaccination service




Regarding the coronavirus vaccinations at Newark Showground.

I have, for years, been inherently quick to shout and remonstrate very loudly when not treated with good manners and attitude.

On January 25 my wife and I were called in for the coronavirus jab at the former Winthorpe Airfield and I can safely state that the experience went very smoothly.

We were looked after by a lot of extremely kind, professional and caring nurses, assisted by the same quality of helpers.

We had to use the shuttle buses provided, which started at Newark Bus Station.

Our welcome from the Marshalls’ coach driver was a pleasure. He was so helpful and professional, he put us at ease straight away. It helped get rid of any apprehensions we may have felt.

At the centre, we were quickly off-loaded from the extremely clean and sanitised bus into a reception area where a very friendly official checked our documents and very soon, after a calming chat, to a nurse.

She made sure we were happy with everything and had no worries ­— we did not, because we were overcome by such amazing treatment already that we couldn’t believe it.

It was so untypical of our usual treatment after spending years visiting various hospitals, medical centres and dental practices around the country (sorry NHS).

We were then moved to the next desk where we had the jab administered. This was totally painless, carried out by two more extremely kind, friendly, and professional nurses.

Then, on to the Marshall’s bus that delivered us safely back to the bus station.

The whole thing took about 30 minutes. Wow! Come on everyone, get that appointment made. ­— D. UNDERWOOD, Sydney Street, Newark.



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