Just under a week after being admitted to an intensive care unit, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he had been released from hospital.
It had been released on March 27 that the 55-year-old he had tested positive for the coronavirus, and was suffering mild symptoms including a cough and fever. However, on Monday, April 6, it was announced that his symptoms had worsened, and he was admitted to the intensive care unit of the St. Thomas Hospital in London for “routine tests,” he said on Twitter.
On Sunday, April 12, Johnson took to his Twitter profile to announce that he had been released from the hospital, and that he was eternally grateful for the National Health Service workers who helped save his life.
“It is hard to find the words to express my debt to the NHS for saving my life,” he wrote.
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. #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/HK7Ch8BMB5
— Boris Johnson #StayAlert (@BorisJohnson) April 12, 2020
“The efforts of millions of people across this country to stay home are worth it,” he continued. “Together we will overcome this challenge, as we have overcome so many challenges in the past. #StayHomeSaveLives”
In the video he uploaded to accompany his post, Johnson listed and thanked a number of the staff members who cared from him during his stay. He also singled out two nurses who stood by his bedside monitoring him 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,” he spoke. “And 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 they were caring, and making the interventions I needed.”
Amazing news to hear he is on the mend, and like Johnson, we cannot thank the health care workers enough, as they work tirelessly day in and day out to ensure the safety our communities.