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Janet Finch-Saunders leads tributes to Covid responders as BCUHB surpasses 100,000 doses

Updated: Feb 11

Janet Finch-Saunders - the Welsh Conservative Prospective Welsh Parliament Member for Aberconwy – has led constituency tributes to the constituency's frontline health workers and unsung care heroes, as the BCUHB become the first Welsh Health Board to surpass 100,000 doses.

In visiting Venue Cymru, the site of Llandudno’s Mass Vaccination Centre, Janet urged any residents aged 70 years or over, who has yet to receive their first dose of the vaccine, to contact the BCUHB booking support line on 03000 840004. It is important to notes that this number should only to be used to book appointments for people aged 70 and older, or those who are shielding, and not for any other reason. Those aged under 70 should continue to wait to be contacted by the NHS for their vaccination appointment.

Celebrating the staff manning the response, Janet said:

“I am proud to lead constituency tributes to our Coronavirus responders as BCUHB becomes the first Welsh Health Board to surpass 100,000 doses of the vaccine. This milestone is a testament to our dedicated local workforce, in all their guises, who have continued to push forward in these challenging winter months.

“It can be hard to fully quantify our appreciation of the dedicated hard work that local Coronavirus responders have shown throughout the pandemic, as well as the subsequent roll-out programme. They are a testament to their profession, and highlight why our National Health Service, our care providers and armed forces will forever remain the pride of the United Kingdom.

“From the cleaners and desk clerks; the cooks and backroom staff; to our frontline health staff, caregivers and volunteers – this local vaccination effort has rightly placed community spirit at the fore. This will be remembered and your efforts central to our plans to build back better.

“As more constituents now receive their first jab, many have kindly sent gracious emails which underscore the selfless job that you have carried out. Whilst the programme continues apace, in this region with the largest proportion of residents aged over 65, I hope that the knowledge of this appreciation will help maintain morale."

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