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Covid-19 Health bosses issue statement over Lister House queue debacle

Health / Thu 31st Dec 2020 at 02:02pm

HEALTH bosses in charge of the Covid-19 vaccine roll out have issued a statement after dozens of elderly Harlow residents were left queueing for well over an hour in freezing conditions outside Lister House surgery in Harlow.

A spokesperson for West Essex CCG said:

“This is the greatest vaccination programme ever undertaken by the NHS and it’s natural for a programme of this scale to occasionally have some teething problems, and we’re working hard to make the process as smooth as we can for local people coming in for their vaccinations.

“We are looking forward to inviting more of the local community for their vaccine as the programme is rolled out in the weeks and months ahead.”

YH understands that Harlow MP Robert Halfon has spoken to the Vaccination Minister, Nadim Zawahi MP.

We understand he has described the situation as “unacceptable”

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3 Comments for Covid-19 Health bosses issue statement over Lister House queue debacle:

LocalName
2020-12-31 15:51:26

There is always long queues at this "Surgery" and the waiting outside (which is tiotally stupid anyway) just makes it worse. This place has been a disaster from its's first opening with porrly trained staff (on the new IT equipment) adding to the chaos that is often found inside. If Harlow Health Centre Trust cannot get the basics right (rather than a new building with statues) they should think about resigning!

Derrick Beere
2021-01-01 09:11:31

If this statement is meant to be some form of apology for the shocking scenes I witnessed outside Lister House last week then the "Health Bosses " should be sacked immediately and made to stand out in a queue in the freezing cold for at least 8 hours in order to experience what at least 100 extremely old and vulnerable Harlow citizens must have experienced at the "Health Clinic". It was a disgrace that these elderly citizens were subjected to such appalling conditions while trying to do their duty and get vaccinated for the benefit of all. Is it possible that Robert Halfon can hold these so called Health Bosses to account and extract a proper formal apology to those involved and their carers.

Michael Beere
2021-01-01 09:12:24

If this statement is meant to be some form of apology for the shocking scenes I witnessed outside Lister House last week then the "Health Bosses " should be sacked immediately and made to stand out in a queue in the freezing cold for at least 8 hours in order to experience what at least 100 extremely old and vulnerable Harlow citizens must have experienced at the "Health Clinic". It was a disgrace that these elderly citizens were subjected to such appalling conditions while trying to do their duty and get vaccinated for the benefit of all. Is it possible that Robert Halfon can hold these so called Health Bosses to account and extract a proper formal apology to those involved and their carers.

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