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Nurse appeals to BAME communities to have Covid-19 jab

A nurse who was seriously ill with coronavirus is “begging” people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to have their Covid-19 vaccine, amid concerns of low uptake among these communities. Millie Magadlela (pictured above), who has been working at a vaccine hub at University Hospital of North Tees, has taken part in a new video campaign by her trust to encourage members of BAME communities to get vaccinated. […]

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Black History

Mary Seacole

Mary Jane Seacole (née Grant; 23 November 1805 – 14 May 1881) was a British-Jamaican nurse, healer and businesswoman who set up the "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War. She described this as "a mess-table and comfortable quarters for sick and convalescent officers", and provided succour for wounded servicemen on the battlefield, and nursed many of them back to health. Coming from a tradition of Jamaican and West African "doctresses", Seacole displayed "compassion, skills […]

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