Article: Jonathan White
A Covid vaccination centre in Crewe jabbed its last patient on Thursday 31st March 2022. A large section of Crewe Honda Centre showroom on West Street in Crewe has been used as a vaccination centre since January last year and has administered over 100,000 jabs to the people of Crewe and beyond.
The premises, which have been in the Morris family for 102 years, were undergoing renovations when Roger Morris, Managing Director of Crewe Honda Centre, offered the showroom to Raj Patel MBE to carry out vaccinations on behalf of Hollowood Chemists. The site was quickly approved by NHS England and could facilitate up to 4,000 jabs a week to the local community. Roger Morris declined to take any rental payments for his site as a gesture to help in the fight against the pandemic.
In May last year, Roger and Raj teamed up again to open a second local Covid vaccination centre at the Acacia Suite (Masonic Hall Willaston) on Wybunbury Road in Willaston, to make it easier for the population of Nantwich and surrounding areas to receive their vaccinations. The use of the Hall was donated free of charge for vaccinations to support Raj and the NHS. This vaccination centre also jabbed its last patient on 31st March 2022.
Local vaccinations continue, from 1st April 2022, at West Street pharmacy opposite Crewe Honda Centre.
Roger Morris said: “It was a pleasure to help the local people and community and offer the space for a vaccination centre. I never imagined for one moment how successful it would be. It has been great to be involved and I wouldn’t hesitate to do the same again. I have met many wonderful people who have made it all worthwhile. However, the time has now come to get back to normal and now I must carry on with the renovations and get the showroom full of Honda Motorcycles again.”