Local GP Federation, Alliance for Better Care, has established a new community vaccination hub at the Rose Wing, Horsham Hospital, from which it will offer Horsham residents ongoing access to 1st, 2nd and booster Covid vaccinations, as well as clinics for patients aged 5-11 years.
The ABC team, alongside the Horsham Central Primary Care Network, had previously partnered with North Horsham Parish Council to run the Autumn/Winter vaccination programme at Millennium Hall in Roffey. However, the site was handed back to the community earlier this year.
Katherine Saunders, ABC Chief Executive said: “We’re so pleased to once again offer a central Horsham site that can service the Covid vaccination needs of this community. Millennium Hall provided the perfect accessible venue for us and the Rose Wing is set to do the same. We’re hugely grateful to all of our partners and volunteers who have contributed to the ongoing success of this programme.”
Patients are advised that access to the separate Rose Wing building is via the hospital’s rear entrance opposite Richmond Road – not the main entrance. The vaccination site is signposted and volunteer marshalls are on hand during clinic times to help patients find their way. Patients should direct their enquiries relating to the site or their vaccination appointment to the NHS 119 service.
All appointment bookings can be made via the national booking system: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/.
ABC has now administered more than 750,000 vaccination doses across East Surrey and Mid-Sussex, having launched 10 vaccination sites since the campaign began in December 2020.