The couple who have been married for over 60 years come out of the hospital after defeating the coronavirus together
The couple, 88 and 91, who have been married for more than 60 years, come out of the hospital after together reporting the coronavirus
- Michael and Gillian England, 91 and 88, were fired on Friday, July 17
- The couple spent three weeks at Leicester Royal Infirmary
- The couple would support each other in the hospital and eat together
- Michael and Gillian held hands while drinking a cup of tea in the hospital
A couple who have been married for more than 60 years have come out of the hospital together after they both defeated the coronavirus.
Gillian England, 88, and her 91-year-old husband Michael were discharged from Leicester Royal Infirmary on July 17 after three weeks of treatment for coronavirus.
The couple, who married 61 years ago, supported each other during their hospital stay.
Michael and Gillian England, 91 and 88 respectively, were discharged from Leicester Royal Infirmary on July 17 after three weeks of treatment for coronavirus
Laura Lomas, a sister in ward 36, said that Mr. England would get up every morning and get dressed before the therapy teams arrived so he could make sure he could pass his wife while he was exercising.
Meanwhile, Ms. England asked how her husband was and when he got to her bed they sat down and had a cup of tea.
Hospital staff also made sure the couple ate their meals together.
After being released from hospital, Mr. England said, “I want to get better so that I can take care of my wife – first of all I want to be there for Gillian.
The couple, who married 61 years ago, supported each other during their hospital stay
“I didn’t miss anything at the hospital because Gillian is here and I saw her every day.
“Getting fired together, the same day is even more special because we’ve been on a recovery together.”
One of the couple’s sons, Russell, said his father Michael had a “particularly tough old time with the virus.”
At one point, Michael had only had 48 hours to live and contacted his three sons to say goodbye, but he recovered incredibly.
Everything is clear: the staff are in a corridor in the hospital saying goodbye to Mr and Mrs England, who continue to recover from the Leicester virus at home
Mr England would like to thank the hospital health workers who have worked hard to ensure that the couple living in Leicester can be treated in the same ward.
He added, “Kindness goes so far.”
One of the three sons of Mr and Mrs England arrived on Friday to pick up the couple and offered gifts to the servants who had looked after them.
The inspiring couple continues to recover at home.