Three Rivers taking part in NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers' Day

05th July 2021


Three Rivers District Council is today (Monday 5 July) supporting a national day of celebration and remembrance honouring NHS, social care and frontline workers.

The inaugural NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day is being marked across the country to honour those who continue to put their lives on the line during the pandemic, as well as remembering colleagues who have lost their lives. The date was chosen as it marks the anniversary the NHS was founded in 1948.

In Three Rivers the day is being marked with a flag raising at the council offices at Three Rivers House in Rickmansworth. Council staff will also be observing a two minute silence.

Cllr Sarah Nelmes, Leader of Three Rivers District Council, said: “On behalf of everyone in Three Rivers, I want to say a massive thank you.

“The past 15 months have been a relentlessly difficult time. The extraordinary dedication and bravery of so many people has been truly inspirational: from doctors, nurses, paramedics and care workers, to all those in frontline services including our own bin crews, the police, fire service, teachers and delivery services. We will never forget all those who so sadly lost their lives during the pandemic while trying to protect others.”

It is hoped NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers’ Day will now become an annual event.