Brentwood mayor raises flag to mark NHS, Social Care and Frontline Worker Day on 73rd anniversary of National Health Service

Mayor of Brentwood, Cllr Olivia Sanders has been joined at the Town Hall by Brentwood Fire Service and her colleagues Janine Bermudez and Linnette Mukandatsama from Queen’s Hospital to mark NHS, Social Care and Frontline Worker Day, which is also the 73rd Birthday of the NHS

Cllr Sanders said; “July 5 1948 was an historic moment in our country’s history. It was the day our pioneering National Health Service (NHS) was born, bringing free healthcare to everyone. We have treasured it ever since, but never more so since March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic gripped the UK and utterly changed all our lives.

“We were suddenly at war with a ruthless, invisible enemy and on the frontline were my NHS colleagues of doctors, nurses and paramedics, plus all the critical workers keeping our shops open and stocked, our streets safe and our essential services running.

“Now we have the chance to show our gratitude to all NHS and frontline staff with an annual day of thanks, and remembrance of those who lost their lives because of this dreadful disease.”

Cllr Sanders said; “July 5 1948 was an historic moment in our country’s history. It was the day our pioneering National Health Service (NHS) was born, bringing free healthcare to everyone. We have treasured it ever since, but never more so since March 2020 when the coronavirus pandemic gripped the UK and utterly changed all our lives.

“We were suddenly at war with a ruthless, invisible enemy and on the frontline were my NHS colleagues of doctors, nurses and paramedics, plus all the critical workers keeping our shops open and stocked, our streets safe and our essential services running.

“Now we have the chance to show our gratitude to all NHS and frontline staff with an annual day of thanks, and remembrance of those who lost their lives because of this dreadful disease.”

Mick Ferris

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