By Amy Hunt
It has today been confirmed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from St Thomas' Hospital in London, after his battle with coronavirus.
Boris Johnson spent a few days in intensive care during his time at the hospital, but will now continue his recovery at Chequers - the country home of the Prime Minister of the UK.
After being discharged, he recorded a message of thanks to the NHS staff who saved his life, and the British public, for obeying the rules of the lockdown.
Beginning his address, he said, "I have today left hospital after a week in which the NHS has saved my life, no question."
"It's hard to find words to express my debt."
He then went on to thank the nation, and all the key workers across the UK, for keeping the country going, and supporting those most vulnerable.
Then, revealing how close his battle with COVID-19 came, Boris explained that doctors took 'crucial' decisions for him "for which I will be grateful for the rest of my life."
The Prime Minister continued, saying, "I want to thank the many nurses, men and women, whose care has been so astonishing."
He then named an array of people who cared for him in hospital, before pointing to two nurses specifically who he credits with saving his life.
Boris said, "And 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."
He went on to explain that his body was eventually able to fight the coronavirus because they were watching him throughout the night, "and making the interventions I needed."
Boris Johnson's fiancee, Carrie Symonds, also shared her gratitude with the NHS today, tweeting the message, 'I cannot thank our magnificent NHS enough. The staff at St Thomas’ Hospital have been incredible. I will never, ever be able to repay you and I will never stop thanking you.
'There were times last week that were very dark indeed. My heart goes out to all those in similar situations, worried sick about their loved ones.'
Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.
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