Lutterworth's new vaccination centre is now open

As we previously reported, the Feilding Palmer Hospital has now been turned into a vaccination centre

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 3:48 pm

People in the Lutterworth area will be able to have Covid-19 vaccinations at their local cottage hospital from today (Wednesday).

Men and women are now being vaccinated at a new specialist site opened at Lutterworth’s Feilding Palmer Hospital on Gilmorton Road rather than being forced to travel into Leicester.

The new dedicated set-up will provide vaccinations for patients registered with the Masharani Practice and Wycliffe Medical Practice.

The Feilding Palmer Hospital has now been turned into a vaccination centre

They both sit on the same site as the 122-year-old Feilding Palmer Hospital.

Some elderly patients of those practices have previously been offered appointments at The Kube at Leicester Racecourse.

But those unable to travel to Leicester are now being offered a local appointment instead.

The vaccination site at Feilding Palmer Hospital is jointly run by Leicestershire Partnership Trust and South Blaby and Lutterworth Primary Care Network.

Staff there are inoculating critical frontline health and social care staff as well as the public.

Caroline Trevithick, executive director of nursing, quality and performance for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland clinical commissioning groups, said: “Feilding Palmer Hospital has been open throughout the pandemic for outpatient appointments and it now also offers Covid-19 vaccinations to priority patients.

“We want to make it as easy as possible for patients to get their vaccinations and this centre will be really accessible for patients in the Lutterworth area.”

She added: “We continue to deliver the vaccine to the top four priority groups as set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and aim to complete vaccinations for these four cohorts by mid-February as scheduled.”