Boris Johnson has been discharged from St Thomas’ Hospital after recovering from COVID-19. The Prime Minister took to Twitter to thank the NHS staff that provided him with care and support. Mr Johnson tweeted: “It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life.
“The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it. Together we will overcome this challenge, as we have overcome so many challenges in the past.”
Mr Johnson said in a video he posted on Twitter: “I want to pay my own thanks to the utterly brilliant doctors, leaders in their fields, who took some crucial decisions a few days ago which I will be grateful for the rest of my life.
“I want to thank the many nurses, men and women, whose care has been astonishing.
“I am going to forget some names so please forgive me.
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“I want to thank Po Ling, Shannon, Emily, Angel, Connie, Becky, Rachel, Nicky and Ann.
“I hope they won’t mind if I mention in particular two nurses who stood by my bedside for 48 hours when things could have gone either way.
“They are Jenny from New Zealand, Invercargill on the South Island to be exact and Luis from Portugal near Porto.
“The reason in the end my body did start to get enough oxygen was because for every second of the night they were watching and they were thinking and caring and making the interventions I needed.”