Thursday, 14 January 2021

The Rainbow Hospital

 

The hospice rang me at home this afternoon with the offer of a first Covid Vaccine.
I jumped at the chance and managed to get the 590 th slot at the newly converted Rainbow ( Enfys in Welsh) Hospital in Llandudno .
From the get-go I was impressed. 
I was ushered to a parking space at Venue Cymru and a huge man in RAF uniform made it clear in no uncertain terms when the queuing “patients” could go in.
The Airforce had taken control of the whole kaboodle and boy did it show.
Within seconds I was ushered through the theatre foyer and was given an information sheet to fill in, seconds later uniformed airmen moved us through to the former conference centre which is the hospital proper where we waited, supported by volunteers, until the vaccinators were ready.
I have not seen inside a Rainbow Hospital before but I was totally blown away by it. 
I could have walked into any district hospital of note rather than what was essentially a field hospital , knocked up by the army in just a few months.
Behind me was a Nigerian Doctor and in front was a community care worker, both caught my eye with the same impressed expression. 
And as we waited the doctor admitted graciously that he felt rather “ humbled and emotional “ by the whole experience and I agreed.
We were seeing the Best of British organisation , military style.
I was shown into a bed space were a clerk completed my paperwork and a nurse gave me the jab and moments later I was led for a sit down before being let out for home
The whole thing from start to finish lasted 30 minutes.
An attractive and cheerful airman bid me goodbye and as I walked to my car, I suddenly felt rather emotional just as the Nigerian doctor admitted to feeling when he and I realised the enormity of the project in front of us



117 comments:

  1. Great to hear you got the vaccine John. If only things were that well organized through out the country.

    Did they tell you which vaccine you got?

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  2. Good to hear, you've had your first shot. It sounds like a very impressive set-up. There were complaints about the vaccination centre in Newcastle as elderly people were having to queue up outside in freezing temperatures for up to an hour when it first opened, but I'm sure they have remedied that now

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    1. I think most have had teething issues but the military approach seems to be working well here

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  3. I think they may be Military angels John x

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    1. Well trained, no nonsense , no middle managers to fuck everything up ...yes the airforce has done gud

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  4. Hope it protects you (obviously). My experience of Covid-19, although not "severe" has nevertheless been nasty, and continues to be unpleasant and somewhat worrying.

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    1. Yes you mentioned long covid
      What symptoms do you have. I hear so many people seem to have a plethora of symptoms

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    2. Well, most obvious is what I believe they call peripheral neuropathy, in my case really extreme numbness and pins and needles in both feet and hands (which my wife is scaring me about by talking of Guillain Barre syndrome), and this does at times spread up my legs; then I have weird loss of some control over my leg and arm movements making walking rather difficult, often causing me to lose balance; then everything I eat or drink tastes horrible (bitter and metallic), except for camembert cheese and, thankfully, red wine; a bit of pain on breathing deeply, but thankfully that is lessening and I have been lucky to avoid breathing problems so far; and finally just extreme exhaustion at times, that just wipes me out and removes all motivation to do anything at all; oh and my vision is a bit weird. Apart from that I am great :) But, compared to some I am getting off lightly (so far). I have a telephone appt. with GP to discuss all this on Tuesday, but expect to be told to just cope with it unless I can't breath (which will be fair enough).

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    3. You need to be physically examined
      And a full blood profile should be done
      There is always an assumption things are long covid and that may not always be the case.

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    4. My wife, who had Covid at the same time as me, has very similar symptoms but milder, which makes me think Long Covid, although I am also awaiting a hospital appointment re other weird nerve issues I had months ago, but heavens knows when that will arrive with most such things shut down due to Covid. We shall see.

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    5. I am essentially a spinal injury nurse so neurology assessments are vital to me and my work....I’m glad you are getting checked out by neurology ..nerve conductivity tests. ?

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    6. Don't know what tests, just a consultation first, but have been waiting months on that and will likely wait months more. My wife was a physiological measurement technician for years, doing EEGs (including direct on brain during brain surgery), nerve conduction tests and ECGs etc. She keeps me aware of various possibilities.

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    7. Good but not good ... bit like looking at symptoms in google

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  5. I got the (Moderna) vaccine just about a week ago. For several reasons I was on the fence about getting it -- the doctor I work for of course let it be our choice -- Then I was watching a report about the vaccine and in a moment, I knew it was something that I needed to do, and afterwards, I had the same feelings as you.

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    1. The emotional fallout of the day surprised me Kim....
      Thank you fir your card btw x

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  6. Cool, A lady in my Zoom class today, a retired doctor, and missed class today because she is engaged in giving the vaccine. There's a lot of good going on at the moment.

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    1. The number of volunteers surprised me , buoyed by the professional good natured airmen and women impressed me greatly

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  7. I wish things were moving that efficiently here in Canada, LOL!

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    1. The lead nation for vaccine delivery is Israel

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    2. I agree, Debra! I just finished reading how most of us (Canadians) likely won't be vaccinated until August. M.I.L. in a nursing home has not received a vaccine yet. Glad to hear you have, John! -Jenn

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    3. Gods speed for yours x

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  8. That's wonderful, I was hoping you were going to be getting the vaccine since you are around people so much.

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  9. That is so encouraging to read. Wish we could be as efficient here in the States. Just so glad you are vaccinated. My son works in a grocery store and has done the whole time and I can't wait for him to be protected with the vaccine.

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    1. Yes store staff must be constantly at risk x

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  10. Wish it were so here in Central Texas. My city put out a notice that 300 doses would be available for people over 65 to sign up for online and they were gone in 8 minutes. No telling when any more will follow.

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  11. Sometimes people do get it right.

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    1. I think it was the positivity of the experience complained with the constant negativity of the news that moved me so much

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  12. i can't wait for my children to be vaccinated. it's so slow over here. let us know how you feel!

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  13. It makes me proud to be British, the old can do spirit is not completely lost.

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  14. impressive. spouse and I registered with our county today to get the shot. we have to wait until they finish vaxxing all healthcare/police/fire workers and senior citizen facilities.

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  15. Great to hear. Often here, we lack that kind of organization and structure.

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  16. Barbara Anne8:25 pm

    What a wonderful hospital and the rainbow colors viewed from outside certainly must gladden the hearts of the staff and patients.
    Cheers that you got the Pfizer vaccine and that it was a well organized and speedy experience.
    Did you take a dose of paracetamol to ward off any miserable after effects?

    Hugs!

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    1. I feel shivery now but that’s all.

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  17. So glad you’ve had your jab John ..... my husband gets his on Sunday. I bet you were in Heaven with all those hunky soldiers around 🤗 XXXX

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  18. It IS a huge undertaking. I felt emotional reading it.

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    1. It underlines the good
      Not only of science but of people
      The positivity of the place was infectious

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    2. Barbara Anne9:50 pm

      A play on words, perhaps?
      Glad the atmosphere was positive and not anything or anyone else! ;)

      Hugs!

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  19. John,
    I am so glad that you've gotten the first round of the vaccine. I think I will have the same feelings when I finally get mine. I like the way you feel things. I wish Wales and the USA were right next door to each other. I think we could talk into the night!

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    1. One day mick
      We can always zoom !!!!

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  20. Mum gets hers on Saturday. I am impressed. Her surgery is not known for its efficiency.

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    1. I heard of a doctor locally that used some of the left over vaccines ( they don’t use full amount from each vial) to inoculate rough sleepers

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  21. Glad to hear you have had the first dose John. It will be safer for you of course.
    We had Covid 4 weeks ago, and while I had never felt so ill in my life, we are recovering well. Just a small cough now.

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  22. Really pleased that you've had this. It will make you feel a lot safer.

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  23. Anonymous10:52 pm

    I am glad to hear that you have been given the vaccine John, good for both you and the many vulnerable people you come into contact with.
    We have just registered with a G.P.Surgery locally,after living here a year! as we want to be informed when it is our turn. They said it would be quite a while till our turn as although over 60, we are well, heyho!
    I do keep coming across people who say things like 'oh l don't like injections' or 'l don't know it is safe', let alone the New World Order conspiracy shit idiots etc. I say they should have gone to my Primary school with the boy in leg irons who had Polio, which has now been eradicated in the U.K. due to vaccinations.
    Lets get this thing done and back to normal and all do all we can to help and not hinder the situation
    Tess xx

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    1. Yes let’s get on with it ...a lot of good people have worked so hard to make this happen x

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  24. Great news about the fantastic organisation, and about you getting a vaccine. Do I detect that you might have enjoyed a slightly longer process in which to admire the RAF gents?!

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  25. I had mine a week ago and was very impressed with the organisation too.

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  26. My son (radiographer in big Glasgow hospital) got his on Tuesday. He had to wait (mid shift) for an hour in a corridor standing 2 m apart. He also has home testing kits. He has to test twice a week.

    He x-rays Covid patients all day. It does nasty nasty things to your insides. As a teacher over 50 I'll be in the next wave of vaccinating key workers. Soon I hope!

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    1. Let’s hope soon , we will all have the jab xx

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  27. Good for you. I'm very pleased matey.

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    1. Me too Tom, I was and am worried ...it’s just my luck to die of the fucking covid right at the end of the pandemic

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    2. You had better not!

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  28. The vaccinations are completely disorganized in the U.S. but would probably have gone well with Obama or Hillary Clinton in charge. The federal government has left the states to figure it out, and they aren't figuring it out. We need a cohesive plan. I'm sure Joe Biden will do better, but he has to clean up the mess before we can move on. Our military is also a bit busy guarding Washington, D.C., from the fucking domestic terrorists.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. You are having a bad time over there my friend
      Chins up x

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    2. And now we've learned that the vaccine stockpile doesn't exist. I'm counting the minutes until the inauguration on Wed.

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  29. Isn't it nice to have such a lovely experience. Really lifts your heart.

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  30. Great that you got your jab and now can feel some protection. The process you describe sounds superb. This process should be the model for other locations, including other countries. N.B.: USA.

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  31. Here in the US, Covid vaccinations are not going smoothly from what I have heard and seen on tv. Maybe when Donald Dunk is out of office, President Biden can get someone busy organizing the vaccinations on a national level. State by state level is not working. It would be nice if some of our military people could be available to help organize and herd us along. I want to be sure and get the required two vaccinations of the same vaccine, no mix and match experiments for me. The system that your country, or community did, sounds positively elegant to what is going on here in the USA.

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    1. For a country the size as the US the army Has to be involved

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  32. I am impressed. The president in charge didn't think to give this project over to our military.

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    1. It’s common sense don’t you think?

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  33. John i got a call from my hospital on Christmas Eve at 9 am by 10:15 am i was vaccinated. I too was impressed and moved by the whole experience. So grateful to the scientists who developed and did the work for the vaccines.
    dq

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  34. Oh, and rainbow lighting too. Splendid.

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  35. Because I live in a senior residence, our manager was able to set up a vaccine clinic ... we will be getting our shots on the 28th in our Rec Room, starting at 8 a.m. by the County Health department.
    What is disappointing is the fact that some of the folks in here have not signed up for the shot. Those folks will make it so we may always have to wear the masks because of there fear or whatever!

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  36. Bless the hearts of everyone on the front lines! I’ll be one of the last to get a shot but that’s okay. I’m just happy SOMEONE is!
    Love the lights at the hospital! That must be uplifting to see.
    Debbie

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  37. How wonderful. Do they give you some 'certificate' that you've been vaccinated?

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    1. Yes, it will help with air travel cro

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  38. Margie from Toronto4:35 am

    I was on a Zoom meeting today with some volunteers and one woman got her first shot yesterday (she is a nurse) - she said her arm was a bit sore but no other problems. Our issue hasn't been organizing things as much as it is a lack of vaccine - we have to get our supply from Europe and it is coming in slowly but steadily.
    Glad to hear that you have had yours!

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  39. Good to hear! I'm intrigued, waiting to see how fast they get through everyone.

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  40. I am so happy to hear this John. I wish your country could teach my country a thing or two about the necessary organization to get these shots out. I was able to sign up online with the Health Dept. here but it could still be months before we can get the vaccine.

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  42. I'm so pleased for you! My brother had his first shot Monday.

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  43. According to the local news on TV last night Suffolk and Norfolk have given fewer jabs than anywhere else in the country - Supposedly Vaccines have been going to areas with higher populations and infection rates. Might be quite a wait here

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  44. So good to hear you had your vaccine John xx

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  45. Hows the arm? I helped as a marshall the other day. Getting old people out and into wheel chairs and into the building. Most were very grateful to be having jab - only a couple moaned about wanting the English vaccine. For gods sake have whats offered and be thankful. The NHS is on its knees. Well done John. Looks an impresive buidling

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  46. I'd happily be first in line when we get it as health care workers here in NZ. As we have no community spread here we don't need it quite yet. Good on the UK for utilizing the military to get people vaccinated.

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  47. It's good to hear that this is being dealt with so efficiently. Well done Wales. Good timing too for you, are you still off work? Gives you time to rest and let it all take effect. xx

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  48. What a lovely post! You described it so well, it made me slightly tearful. Really pleased that you've had the vaccine. Stay safe!

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  49. It is so good to hear how well organised it was and so good that you have now had the first dose. This is such good news.

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  50. I'm so pleased that here in Wales the initiative has been taken to vaccinate all of our NHS, Hospice and care heroes sooner rather than later. I'm glad it went so smoothly too, it does take some of the stress out of a situation when things work properly doesn't it.

    Nice too to see the Venue Cymru Rainbow Hospital finally being used for something, we have walked past so many times and wondered if it would ever get used, sad that it has in some ways and brilliant that it was ready to ... although we did miss the panto at the end of last year ;-)

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  51. How Marvelous. Sadly, here in the U.S., things are a bit bollixed up. Long ques and crashing websites. Our elders in a panic. And slow... we have the goods, but not the infrastructure to inject it in a timely manner. Good for you. So much for America being #1.

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  53. From a recently retired nurse, I’m so happy you were able to get the first vaccine. Did they give you an appointment for the second at raw time of the first? As stated, we have many things going on in the states and the vaccine is hit or miss......all sites full or not taking applications, etc. I can’t imagine how long it will take to get us vaccinated.....hopefully Biden will have a better and faster plan before more of use die from this! My state is New Jersey

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  54. Ask your military honchos to send their plans over here to the States. Total clusterf__k here. So glad you had a great experience.

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  55. I'm glad the UK is managing this well. Here it's kind of a shit show.

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  56. Anonymous4:10 pm

    Delighted that you've had the vaccination, John. We took my 91 year old Mum for hers today, the General Practice was being run like a Military operation, she was in and out within 7 minutes!! She didn't have to wait afterwards as it was the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine and we had her home, tucked up with a cup of tea shortly afterwards. Most of my elderly relatives have already had theirs - we are going great guns here in Northumberland. Stay safe and take care.
    Love
    Kim
    xxxxxxx

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  57. Thanks so much for explaining the whole process you went through, John. I really think that encourages others to go ahead and get the vaccine and not be fearful at all. A great public service to hear about your good experience. Thanks!

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  59. So glad you've had your first shot John. Stay safe.
    Our military are brilliant logisticians and no idea why they weren't deployed earlier.
    take care :-)

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  60. Very glad you had your shot I will worry less about you getting Covid now. Here in NZ we will wait for ours as having no community transmission means we are a bit free er, but going into Winter I will be a bit more fearful of it coming into the community. Since March 2020 100,000.00 Kiwi's have returned home and gone through our MIQ facilities; despite what some nae sayers say NZ has handled itself very well in keeping the virus out.

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