On Friday 8 January, 2gether were tasked with setting up the Kent County Cricket Club Spitfire Ground Vaccination Hub. The hub needed to be ready to start vaccinations on Monday 18 January for healthcare staff across East Kent.
Anthony Ford, Improvement & Transformation Programme Manager for EKHUFT, contacted the 2gether Change Team to run through how 2gether could support this important project.
Teams from across 2gether were put into action. Belinda Dudley (Senior Change Manager) worked closely with Pauline Treadwell (Head of Occupational Health) on all clinical supplies, with Lara Wren (Domestics Manager) for all domestic supplies, and Chris Sherwood (Supply Chain Team Leader) to decide on all the supplies and levels needed to set up the Hub. By Tuesday 12 January orders were placed.
2gether teams were at the cricket ground on Thursday 14 January to take delivery of goods and set up the PPE and clinical supplies store room ready for the Monday 18 January start date for giving vaccinations.
The EME Team have been involved responding quickly to provide resuscitation trolleys and couches for the vaccination pods and Peter Shannon, Logistics Manager, offered support with delivering supplies from the hospital to the cricket ground when needed to top up the supplies needed to run the vaccination centre.
The Laundry Team will be supplying the vaccination hub with scrub tops for anyone who may not have appropriate clothing on in order to be “jab ready”, along with PPE scrub sets for clinical staff working there. This service runs alongside their already demanding commitment to supply PPE scrub sets to a huge number of clinical areas across EKHUFT.
Sarah Charman, Associate Director of Procurement and Managed Equipment Services, said: “I am really impressed with the with the speed at which the team were able to mobilise the full range of 2gether services to deliver this project. It is a great example of the dedication of our teams to delivering excellent services.”
It has been a great collaboration of departments across 2gether and EKHUFT to deliver this positive step towards coming out the other side of the pandemic.