Bordon Vaccination Hub gets its own "Shot in the Arm" from local Masons
A specialist Aviation Masonic Lodge, which meets at Bordon Masonic Centre, has contributed towards the cost of a new machine that will be used by patients of Forest Surgery in Bordon and Badgerswood Surgery in Headley.
The Samuel Cody Aviation Lodge is named after the 1st person to fly in the UK in September 1908 at Farnborough. The current Worshipful Master, Dave Dennis, and the Lodge Charity Steward, Nigel Wilson, accompanied by Lodge member Ted Wood, who is a Bordon resident and a member of the Patient Participation Group (PPG), presented a cheque for £250 to the PPG which was received by Dr Laura Clark on behalf of the Practice and Yvonne Parker- Smith, Chairman of the PPG.
The Lodge is the newest, being consecrated in March 2018, to meet at Bordon Masonic Centre where there are now 7 lodges meeting in the building behind Tesco’s, which is also a wedding centre under the ‘Farminer Hall’ name. The Masonic Centre was used by the Practice last year for flu inoculations.
The £250 will assist to pay for a new Dopplex Ability machine, costing over £2.5K, that is both a specialist heart evaluator and is also used to photograph possible skin cancers for evaluation at Southampton or Portsmouth Hospitals. This follows a cheque for £100 from Cherry Tree Lodge.
The cheque presentation took place at the Forest Surgery on Wednesday 14th April and under COVID rules had to take place outside as the surgery was busy all day with COVID vaccinations. By April 16th the team of vaccinators at Forest Surgery had inoculated over 11,000 patients – some having travelled from as far afield as Portsmouth.
In the picture are left to right, Yvonne Parker-Smith, Dr Laura Clark, Dave Dennis, Nigel Wilson and Ted Wood.
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