NHS Authority Thanks Key Workers this 999 Emergency Services Day

NHS Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting 999 Emergency Services Day 2020 and thanking Key Workers who have worked throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

Emergency Services Day (also known as 999 Day), is a charity that gives a chance to support the heroic people of the NHS and emergency services, understand their role in our communities and educate ourselves on how to use them appropriately.

999 Day also takes the opportunity to remember those who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

The charity has released the following statement:

“In remembrance of those NHS and emergency services personnel whose lives have been lost and in recognition of those lives lived.

We thank you for protecting us from harm and keeping us safe.

We thank you for your countless acts of selflessness, kindness and compassion.

We thank you for your exceptional service which will always be remembered and valued.

We thank you and your loved ones for the shield of humanity that has united a nation.”

Dr Andrew Pryce, GP and Chair of NHS Knowsley CCG said:

“This year, more than ever, our emergency services have proven to be a vital part of our communities.

“We owe it to the people in our emergency services to ensure we use their services appropriately.

“For their continued efforts, we thank them for their hard work, and remember colleagues we have lost along the way.”

999 Day also promotes the variety of roles from paid career opportunities to volunteering.

Volunteers are an essential part of the emergency services family and they play a core part in keeping Britain safe. 999 volunteer roles include; Special Constables, Retained Firefighters, NHS Community Responders, St John Ambulance, RNLI, Search and Rescue and Coastguard volunteers.