A FLAG has been raised in Leamington to thank the NHS on its 73rd birthday.
Warwick District Council Chairman Neale Murphy raised the flag in recognition of the NHS, and its staff, as well as social care and frontline workers, at Leamington’s Town Hall today (Monday).
It marks the first NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day – a celebration and recognition of the hard work carried out by essential workers during the pandemic, and to remember those who have lost their lives in the service of others.
The chairman was accompanied by Anne Coyle, managing director of South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, and Leamington mayor Susan Rasmussen.
Coun Murphy, said: “We would like to thank everyone from Healthcare workers and individuals in the education, transport sectors and all the unsung heroes who have kept our essential services running during the pandemic. We are very appreciative of all your hard work and service. We would also like to thank the residents of Warwick district for following Covid- 19 guidance on social distance, wearing face masks and hand washing, to keep our frontline workers safe.”
Ms Coyle added: “The pandemic has been an extremely challenging time for many people, but it has also highlighted the amazing people we have among us. I have been humbled by the hard work and compassion from people across our community – all key workers have been instrumental in our response to Covid-19, as well as all those who have so generously supported us through volunteering, it really has been a tremendous effort from everyone, so thank you.”