Rye News thought it would be of interest to you all to hear how one of our local GP practices is weathering the Covid-19 storm, so contact was made with the Rye Medical Centre practice manager, Mrs Jackie Kempton, who found time to update us, just as the confirmation of the Etchingham vaccination site was confirmed by the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, contracted by NHS England to provide the vaccination programme to rural Rother and Rye.
How has the practice been doing?
On the whole we have been extremely lucky and our staff remain Covid-19 free so we have been able to keep on contacting our patients and seeing those who need to be seen face to face.
Rye and rural Rother central vaccination site
We now have confirmation that the rural Rother and Rye central vaccination site will be Etchingham Village Hall, Parsonage Croft, TN19 7BY.
Rural Rother stretches right out from Burwash and down to Rye so the site has been chosen with that in mind. NHS England will send out both available vaccines according to dose production, to Etchingham Village Hall. Transport issues for patients have been raised and planning for this is going forward, but there isn’t any further news on this.
Important messages to everyone
The GP surgeries will contact each eligible patient directly to book them in at Etchingham All vaccinations will be carried out there. Please do not contact the GP surgeries or Etchingham Village Hall
Rye Medical Centre tries to update its website as soon as information is available. There is also a new telephone system so messages are also put on there, notifying of any changes.
This is evolving daily and Rye News will do its best to keep you informed. Many thanks to all the staff at our local GP practices helping us to get through this.
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