False Bay Hospital staff get vaccinated

False Bay Hospital staff, from left, are, family physician Dr Kaashiefah Adamson, staff nurse Songezo Nompunga and hospital social worker Marion Thomas.

False Bay Hospital recently received 100 vaccines, which were distributed among the hospital’s front-line workers.

Dr Wendy Waddington, manager for medical services at the hospital, said staff were assessed according to their health risks and patient-facing exposure in order to make the process as fair as possible, and they had been given all necessary information on the vaccine to make an informed decision.

The vaccinations were done on Wednesday February 24, and, quite by chance, the Cape Town Highlanders arrived at the hospital to pay tribute to the front-line staff.

The Cape Town Highlanders have been serenading front-line workers around the city to thank them for their dedication and hard work.

Dr Belven Hope being vaccinated by nurse Mahlapase Caleni from Groote Schuur Hospital.
False Bay Hospital acting CEO Dr Liezel Rossouw receiving her vaccine.
Pharmacist Hannalie Strydom getting her vaccine. She said: “I’ve been so scared of giving it (Covid-19) to someone that might not make it. You do all you can to make sure you don’t bring it home, but it takes a second of neglect and who knows who you are affecting and who’s loved one you might be taking away from them. This is one more way of protecting the people around me.”
The Cape Town Highlanders at False Bay Hospital.
False bay Hospital staff after their vaccinations.