Hospital staff get jabs ready for winter

Healthcare workers at Ripley Community Hospital are getting their flu jabs ready to protect patients from infection this winter.

The vaccination programme is part of the NHS Flu Fighter campaign to encourage healthcare staff to get their free seasonal jabs.

Carolyn White, chief nurse and director of quality for Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, which runs the Sandham Lane site said: “We are wholeheartedly behind this campaign to protect staff and their patients from flu. Our team of vaccinators began this week.”

“It is especially important that frontline staff looking after some of the most vulnerable patients in our care take up this opportunity to help prevent catching flu or passing the virus on to patients.”