Category: News | January 21, 2021
Martha Grekos has successfully passed the selection and training by St John Ambulance and Barts Health NHS Trust to be part of their army of Covid-19 vaccination volunteers to help in the effort to get the country back on its feet. She is delighted to be able to help the communities of the City of London and East London and to be working with both organisations to deliver the vaccination programme at the Excel Centre.
As the nation's leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance offers training courses, advice, volunteering opportunities, event support, products and more. St John Ambulance's highly skilled volunteers have been working to support the NHS throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Now St John Ambulance are helping to deliver a national vaccination programme. To do this, St John Ambulance are training more than 30,000 volunteers. Using their longstanding expertise, St John Ambulance are empowering people with vital clinical skills and the confidence to use them.
All volunteers will meet strict selection criteria, mandated by the NHS, and receive appropriate clinical training. This includes official courses developed in partnership with and approved by NHS England. As well as extensive training, they will be subject to assessments and clinical supervision to ensure their own safety and that of everyone receiving the vaccine.
Barts Health NHS Trust is an NHS trust based in London, England. Established in 2012, it runs five hospitals throughout the City of London and East London (St Bartholomew’s Hospital, The Royal Hospital, Mile End Hospital, Whipps Cross Hospital, Newham Hospital), and is one of the largest NHS trusts in England. The Royal London in Whitechapel is a major teaching hospital providing local and specialist services in state-of-the-art facilities. Whipps Cross in Leytonstone is a large general hospital with a range of local services. Newham in Plaistow is a busy district hospital with innovative facilities such as its orthopaedic centre. Mile End hospital is a shared facility in Mile End for a range of inpatient, rehabilitation, mental health and community services. And St Bartholomew’s in the City, London’s oldest hospital, is a regional and national centre of excellence for cardiac and cancer care
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