Local NHS awarded highest honour by Basildon Council

Freedom of Basildon recipients pictured with Mayor of Basildon Cllr David Dadds and Deputy Mayor of Basildon, Cllr Luke Mackenzie The NHS in mid and south Essex has been awarded Freedom of Entry to the Borough by Basildon Council at an event held on Wednesday 24 November at the Magic Mushroom restaurant in Billericay in recognition of the heroic efforts serving the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Freedom of the Borough is the highest honour awarded in exceptional circumstances, where the recipient has provided outstanding services which have brought significant pride and satisfaction to the borough.

Four other NHS organisations including Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) were granted Freedom of the Borough back in May. The other organisations included East of England Ambulance Service Trust, Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust; North East London NHS Foundation Trust; and Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

White Ribbon Day 2021

Community leaders across Southend, Essex and Thurrock, including officers and staff at Essex Police, are uniting today with a promise to tackle the epidemic of violence against women.

It’s a Big Weekend for getting your Covid jab in Essex

More pre-bookable and walk-in Covid vaccine appointment slots are being made available in Essex this coming weekend. This follows the latest announcement that 40 – 49 year olds can now receive a Covid booster jab, six months after their second dose. 16 and 17 year olds can also now receive a second dose 12 weeks after their first dose.

Some hospitals, GP practices, large vaccination centres and community pharmacies across Essex are already vaccinating residents and you can find out more by visiting COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Essex (essexcovidvaccine.nhs.uk)