On Wednesday 16th February 2022, Poynton’s Mayor unveiled a plaque to recognise the NHS staff and many former doctors and nurses who answered the call and came out of retirement to assist on the front line and dedicated many hours to vaccinate our residents.

Poynton’s Mayor thanked the Middlewood Partnership, volunteers and the NHS for their wonderful work during the pandemic and in particular the vaccinations which were carried out at the Civic Hall.

The Civic Hall was the hub of the vaccination drive for the Poynton, Disley and Bollington areas and those of you who had their jabs here will remember what a well run operation it was.

The Covid-19 vaccination programme team and volunteers gave a total of more than 24,000 1st and 2nd doses.

The Middlewood Partnership were one of a limited number of Cheshire GP practices who opted to participate in the booster programme, in order to ensure their patients were able to receive

their vaccinations as close to home as possible. In all, more than 30,000 covid vaccinations have been given in the hall.

The Mayor also recognised the work carried out by the NHS support staff, without whose help all of this wouldn’t have been possible. Many have worked extra hours in roles outside their normal duties, assisting with co-ordination and delivery of the vaccination programme as well as dealing with patient queries and organising of telephone and online appointments.

It was the Mayor’s great pleasure to unveil this plaque which recognises the NHS staff and volunteers who dedicated many hours to vaccinate all those residents.