Rysseldene Surgery up until this point have vaccinated over 1,500 patients. The vast majority of care home and over 80 year olds have received the vaccination, either in the Mass Vaccination Centre in Venue Cymru, in the surgery itself, or in their respective care homes or patient home if housebound.
Rhoslan and Rysseldene Surgeries have teamed up to help deliver the vaccines to our care homes, as both GP surgeries have patients registered within the same care homes. By sharing staff, we believe it has allowed us to vaccinate more quickly and efficiently.
On Saturday 23rd January 2021, Rysseldene Surgery, Gyffin Surgery, and Llys Meddyg, organised and staffed a mass vaccination event in Venue Cymru. 901 patients were vaccinated, of which 500 of these were Rysseldene patients. The 75-79 year old cohort of patients were also invited to this event once all over 80s had attempted to be contacted.
The next target we are working towards is to vaccinate 75-79 year olds and 70-74 year olds & clinically extremely vulnerable by 14th February 2021. A large number of our patients have been invited to the Mass Vaccination Centre in the coming weeks, however we will hold clinics within the surgery for those not yet invited. We are currently attempting to establish who has not received an invitation to the MVC.
Please do not contact the surgery to see if we can do your vaccination any quicker, as we cannot expedite a vaccination for you. Our phone lines are extremely busy and will not cope with the influx of calls querying when a covid vaccination will be delivered, as well as all the regular enquiries. We will try to update the website with a monthly update. In addition, the surgery has a Facebook page which we try to update as much as possible.