This morning I spoke to some more unseen heroes of our vaccination centres. Our Facilities Teams.
Facilities teams are always an essential part of any hospital setting, ensuring that everywhere is clean and that equipment is where it needs to be. However, in the middle of a pandemic, they are more important than ever in helping ensure the safety of everyone that works in the Mass Vaccination Centre and everyone that visits for their vaccinations.
We have staff working in each of our three Mass Vaccination Centres; they give the centres a really deep clean the day before they open each week while they are empty, then on the days that they are open they clean them again each morning before people arrive. They then continue to clean throughout the day to ensure we have the greatest possible protection against possible infection.
As well as their regular cleaning, they were also instrumental in setting up the vaccination centres, helping to clear the spaces from their previous use and helping to ensure that everything was ready in time. They ensure that the other staff and volunteers working in the centres have everything they need to work efficiently.
As many as 3,000 people per day are currently being vaccinated across our vaccination centres and we will be increasing this in the coming weeks as vaccine supply increases. Therefore, the work of these fantastic people is absolutely essential.
Thank you to all of you across Powys.
More information about the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Powys is available from our COVID-19 vaccination pages.