100 days of lockdown: Ordinary people, extraordinary effort!

Monday 1st of July marked 100 days since the beginning of full lockdown in the UK and leaders across the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership are thanking over 100,000 people within our system who have come together and worked tirelessly during the lockdown.

This Partnership covers Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, Kirklees, Harrogate and Calderdale, and serves a population of over 2.7 million. During the COVID-19 pandemic services and people have worked together in innovative and selfless ways to ensure that the populations needs are met and people are kept safe and well whenever possible. Without the extraordinary effort of staff, volunteers and other members of the community this would not have been possible and this is why leaders want to say thank you!

The WY&H Health and Care Partnership praised the continuous work of all involved in the system, “from care workers moving into their care settings to avoid transmitting the virus from the outside world, leaving their families for weeks at a time, to social workers, refuse collectors and voluntary and community sector workers who have taken time to check on people who are shielding in their communities – right through to teachers, the police, Yorkshire Ambulance and the fire service, to building maintenance workers and cleaners, IT, communication colleagues and finance staff – the list is endless.”

Acts of kindness, compassion and professionalism have been taking place every day, often unseen, unheard or unrecognised, and that is why you deserve a massive thank you!

Thank you videos, messages and more information, can be found on the WY&H H&C Partnership website here.