Princess Eugenie has taken to Instagram to thank frontline staff for saving the life of her father-in-law George Brooksbank, who spent nine weeks in hospital battling Covid-19. Now George is home safe, the family want to make known just how much they appreciate the doctors, nurses and hospital staff who got him through the incredibly difficult time, risking their own safety in the process.
Eugenie took to social media to share a video of thanks speaking, beautifully of her and husband Jack's gratitude for our wonderful frontline staff.
Addressing her followers, Eugenie began: "I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at the Brompton Hospital for what you've done in saving my father-in-law's life. George came back home to us the other day so happy; the 'miracle man' as he called himself.
"From the bottom of my husband's and my heart we just want to thank you for everything you've done on the frontline. For risking your lives and those close to you and just for making sure that we can all be safe and sleep well at night."
"So thank you so much and thank you for giving us all hope, thank you for changing the course of this pandemic and making sure that we're all happy in what we're doing. I wish everyone all the best and thank you so much again for everything you do," she concluded.
Eugenie's father-in-law became ill in mid-March before spending five weeks on a ventilator at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. His condition began to improve after a tracheotomy and he was then moved to the Royal Brompton Hospital, which specialises in treating heart and lung conditions in people recovering from coronavrius. Now, after a few weeks of rehabilitation in a Roehampton facility the 'miracle man' has made a wonderful recovery.
Furthering her message in the caption of her video post, the grateful princess wrote: "The COVID 19 pandemic has been a difficult time for so many and I want to say a HUGE thank you to every frontline worker who have kept us all safe and well, whilst sacrificing so much.
"In particular, I’d like to send an enormous thank you to all the teams who saved my father-in-law, George's life during his stays at St Mary’s, Chelsea and Royal Brompton Hospital after he contracted the virus.
"To quote George, ‘There was always somebody at hand. I want to offer profound thanks to everyone who was involved. It was a real eye-opener for somebody who has not been in hospital before for any length of time. I certainly owe them my life.’"
The heartfelt message concludes: "I can't begin to express the thanks I have to you all for bringing him back to our family, my husband Jack, his brother Tom and his beloved wife Nicola. We are forever grateful. ❤️ "
Eugenie is right, frontline staff really have "changed the course of this pandemic", and we will all be forever grateful.
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