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A NEW life-saving defibrillator has been installed on the Bowerhill Industrial Estate.
The new defibrillator can be found at Westbury Packaging on Lancaster Rd – it has been purchased by the cardboard packaging manufacturers to serve its staff and the community, and is available 24 hours a day.
Westbury Packaging’s compliance manager, Tim Waylen, said, “This is something we wanted to put in place since Christie Miller Sports Centre closed. It will enable us to support the local community – we get a lot of passing traffic and a lot of pedestrians.”
The new defibrillator has been registered on ‘The Circuit’, the national defibrillator network that connects defibrillators to NHS ambulance services across the UK.
The locations of defibrillators in the town are: Melksham Riverside Centre; Jones Supermarket, Forest Road; Water Meadow Pub, Cranesbill Road; Melksham Assembly Hall; Melksham Fire Station, Semington Road; Melksham Store, Beanacre Road; the SSE Building, Spa Road; and Queensway Chapel, Pembroke Road.
Defibrillators in rural areas can be found at: The Pilot Pub, Bowerhill; the pavilion at Bowerhill Sports Field; The New Inn, Berryfield; Shaw Village Hall; Whitley Reading Rooms; and St Barnabas Church (entrance porch), Beanacre.
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Covid vaccination site at Spencers to close on 3rd December.
Giffords Surgery have issued the following statement:
"Melksham and Boa Primary Care Network would like to advise our patients that our local Covid Vaccination programme run from Spencers, Melksham will be ending on Friday 3rd December 2021.
"Over the last 12 months we will have delivered more than 77, 000 covid vaccinations and 16,000 flu vaccines to patients from Spa
"Giffords and Bradford on Avon Surgeries. 95% of our patients have had their second Covid vaccine and all patients have received offers. We anticipate by 3rd December over 8,000 boosters will have been given and we will have offered a vaccination to all eligible patients. Our Nursing and residential home residents have all received their booster and housebound patients are being vaccinated as I write.
"Whilst delivering the vaccination programme we have continued to provide a full primary care service. Practices have increased capacity and are offering more appointments with clinicians and health professionals both by phone and face to face than pre-pandemic.
"The vaccination programme would not have been possible without the simply wonderful support of our local community. Our thanks go to our team of dedicated clinical and non- clinical volunteers who have consistently worked to vaccinate our patients with professionalism and good humour. We are extremely grateful to Spencer’s Sport and Social club for hosting the programme and to the local council for their support.
"Giffords, Spa and Bradford on Avon practices are hugely proud of what they have achieved in delivering vaccines to you, their patients. The time is now right to bring our local vaccine programme to a close to enable us to put all our efforts into our surgeries as we enter the challenging winter ahead.
"We would encourage you to promptly book your covid boosters as soon as you receive an invite which be done after a minimum gap of 182 days since your second vaccine dose.
"When Spencer’s completes it’s work appointments will be available at local Large Vaccination Centres such as Bath Race Course and some local pharmacies." ... See MoreSee Less
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