South Shields Town Hall to fly the flag for NHS workers

South Shields Town Hall will fly the flag in support of NHS staff and key workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 4:57 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th April 2020, 1:30 pm

The Town Hall will fly the NHS flag on Thursday, April 9, in a gesture to show solidarity for those on the frontline of the pandemic.

The flag is expected to be raised every Thursday in support of the Clap For Carers campaign.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Norman Dick, said: “Our wonderful NHS staff and our own carers are going above and beyond every single day in the current crisis.

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South Shields Town Hall will fly the NHS flag on Thursday.

“We want to let them know that the people of South Tyneside are with them in spirit and appreciate the fantastic work they are doing.”

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Ken Bremner, chief executive of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, commented: “Those working across the health and social care sector are doing an amazing job in these exceptionally challenging times. We have been overwhelmed by the fantastic support for staff from all sectors of our local communities and flying the NHS flag at South Shields Town Hall is a symbolic tribute to all their hard work and dedication which I am sure will be very much appreciated.

“It is important that we continue to work together to get through this and the public have a vital role to play; by strictly observing government guidance on social distancing and isolation they will help to protect the NHS and help us save more lives.”

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