“I owe you my life.”–PM Johnson tells medics who went against all odds to keep him alive
As a way of showing gratitude, PM Boris Johnson told HNS medic: “I owe you my life.”
The PM showed appreciation by clapping his medics just two hours after being wheeled out of intensive care and back to a normal ward at St Thomas’ Hospital.
Several patients joined in, turning a gentle ripple to a rousing round of applause that echoed throughout the general ward.
Boris told friends the care he had received had been “exemplary” and added: “I can’t thank them enough. I owe them my life.”
Mr Johnson 55, was described as “exhausted but euphoric” as he was declared well enough to leave the intensive care unit on Thursday evening.
He waved at doctors and nurses on the way out and effusively thanked any member of staff who came within eyeshot.
It came as 917 died today, including a child of 11 and a 102-year-old, taking the UK’s coronavirus death toll to 9,875.
Thirty-three had no underlying conditions. The number of cases has reached 78,991.