Thurrock Council hears praise for health work taking place in the borough

THURROCK Council and partners are doing an excellent job protecting the health and well-being of the borough’s residents. That was the claim by Cllr Allen Mayes, Cabinet Member for Health, delivered to Council yesterday (30 September).

As well as managing a highly complex situation caused by the unprecedented global coronavirus pandemic, work to improve the wider health issues in the borough has continued to progress.

Cllr Mayes said: “The last six months have demonstrated to all of us just how important public health is. The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly shown that we should take care of the entire communities’ health needs to keep all of us safe and well.

“Our public health team has done a fantastic job. Locally we have seen extremely low prevalence of coronavirus thanks in no small part to their efforts. They have established excellent local test and trace and outbreak control plans which provide for local needs, while following national best practice.

“On top of this there has been a great deal of positive work done to protect residents’ mental health.

“Thurrock Council, and our NHS partners, remain committed to developing four Integrated Medical Centres to ensure that we have state of the art medical centres in the heart of the borough’s communities.”

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