In a letter to Dr Chris Clayton, Accountable Officer & Chief Executive of NHS Derby & Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, the District Council's Chief Executive Paul Wilson writes:
"The last nine months have proved to be some of the most testing and challenging times that any of us have ever experienced in our lifetime as all public authorities have collectively battled to sustain the delivery of key services and facilities to those who rely upon us most.
"Despite the challenges that have been faced to date, and continue to be faced on a daily basis, the commitment and dedication of every single person who works in the NHS across Derby and Derbyshire is to be applauded and they deserve our heartfelt thanks for the selfless way in which they go about their extraordinarily challenging work in order to care for us all."Mr Wilson, who was writing on behalf of the political Group Leaders, all councillors and employees at the Derbyshire Dales council, adds:
"I would like to place on record our gratitude, admiration and appreciation for the professional care and compassionate support that you and all of your colleagues across all NHS facilities and services, are delivering to our residents, friends, colleagues and family at this most difficult time.
"The work you are doing is incredible and you retain our full support."