‘Designed by midwives for mothers’ Lotus Maternity Founder, Olivia Swift, is playing a fundamental role in the covid 19 vaccination programme across Nottinghamshire care homes.
Lotus Maternity creates sustainable, Nottingham made and multi award-winning products. Including super soft bamboo baby blankets and beautiful nursing tops that enable women to breastfeed in public with confidence and complete discretion.
Swift was planning to diversify the service side of the brand at the beginning of last year to offer her postnatal services at corporate level. This all changed, however, in March when the pandemic was surging through the UK. She made the decision to park business growth, to return to clinical practice in Nottingham’s hospitals to help The NHS in their hours of need.
Swift has been working full-time through the pandemic and in December joined the roving vaccination team whose role is to vaccinate care home residents and staff throughout Nottinghamshire. The team launched the service on New Years Eve and since then have administered over a thousand vaccines.
Olivia reports, “I feel very proud to be part of a programme of such grave need. The task we are faced with is immense, we have 280 care homes to vaccinate just in this county and even when we have covered them all, we will have to return to give second doses. I am grateful to have the clinical skills and experience to help with both making up and administering these incredibly important vaccines.”
As all of us feel, Swift is equally keen to administer these vaccines as fast as her team are able to provide, with a hope for a return to normality in sight and therefore a return to her pre pandemic business operations.