Staff honoured on NHS and Frontline Workers' Day
05 Jul 21
5 July 2021 marks the NHS’ 73rd birthday and to celebrate and honour the day, an NHS and key workers flag was raised outside the Civic Offices in Borehamwood at 10am today watched by the Mayor of Hertsmere, Cllr Anne Swerling, Leader of the council’s Labour group, Cllr Jeremy Newmark and representatives from Hertfordshire University Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Hertfordshire Constabulary.
At 8pm, members of the public will once again stand on their doorsteps or in their gardens and applaud the efforts of the NHS and all key workers in a nationwide ‘Clapping Our Heroes’ event.
Cllr Anne Swerling said: “NHS, Social Care & Frontline Workers' Day is an important way of recognising the service and sacrifice made by all those on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the NHS, social care and our own council staff.
“It’s also a way of remembering the sense of togetherness, support and love which our communities in Hertsmere demonstrated during the bleakest points of the pandemic.
“As we begin to move towards a more normal way of life, we must never forget those who lost their lives looking after us and we must continue to do all we can to minimise the risk of infection and stay safe.”
The Trust also hosted a virtual tea party where staff joined to reflect and share memories of their journeys through the NHS, including people who have come from various different countries including India and France, highlighting the diversity within the Trust.
From left to right are Sergeant Matt Cann from Hertfordshire Police, Cllr Swerling, Cllr Newmark, Angela Edmonds from HPFT, Sajida Bijle, Hertsmere Borough Council Managing Director, Peter Geraghty, Hertsmere Borough Council Executive Director, Tolulope Akeweje, Chenara Peters and Abimbola Banji-Kelan, from HPFT.