Gail Walker, Belmont’s Director of Retirement describes December 31st as “overwhelmingly exciting and full of hope. We were honoured to be chosen to be the one of the first retirement homes in the province to receive vaccines. After months of worry and anticipation there was finally a light at the end of a very long tunnel. It felt so surreal.”

Just a few days later, a team from University Health Network (UHN) arrived to vaccinate Long Term Care Residents and with assistance from Belmont staff, were able to vaccinate all Residents who had consent in just 45 minutes! “This is the biggest step forward,” said Medical Director, Dr. Bradley Birmingham. “We have put so much effort into ensuring the safety of our beloved Residents, and of each other. The war against COVID-19 is not yet won, but victory is now within reach. We know that vaccination, together with all the infection prevention we have in place, will get us to the finish line.”

Working with UHN, we were able to secure doses of the Moderna vaccine and were overjoyed by the excitement of getting Essential Caregivers vaccinated on-site at Belmont House! After months of uncertainty, we are all hopeful and looking forward to life getting closer to normal.

Excerpt from the Belmont House Spring/Summer Focus Newsletter. Read the entire newsletter here.