Heart-warming moment WWII hero, 99, is given guard of honour from NHS medics as he’s wheeled out of hospital after defeating coronavirus
- Albert Chambers, who will turn 100 in July, thanked NHS staff for his treatment
- He recovered from coronavirus after being treated at Tickhill Road Hospital, Doncaster
- He was wheeled through the hospital as staff stood and clapped him
A 99-year-old Second World War war veteran received a guard of honour from nurses from Tickhill Road Hospital in Doncaster after defeating coronavirus.
Albert Chambers was pushed through the hospital’s corridors in a wheelchair while staff stood on either side gave him a round of applause.
He thanked NHS staff in a video posted by NHS North East & Yorkshire on Twitter.
Mr Chambers, who will turn 100 in July, said: ‘There’s nothing I can say. Thank you very much. I appreciate every bit you’ve done for me. You couldn’t have been better.’
Albert Chambers, 99, recovered from coronavirus after being treated at Tickhill Road Hospital in Doncaster
His grandson Stephen Gater told Doncaster Free Press: ‘My grandad is amazing. He’s pretty incredible. He’s not only survived the war and being in prison camp, now he’s won the battle with coronavirus.’
He added the food which got his grandfather through the good and tough times is Marks and Spencer strawberry trifles.
Mr Chambers wounded his leg in Germany in the Second World War and served in the Coldstream Guards, Doncaster Free Press reported.
He thanks NHS staff and says: ‘I appreciate every bit you’ve done for me. You couldn’t have been better.’
Staff line the corridors and clap while Mr Chambers is pushed out in a wheelchair
He also guarded Buckingham Palace at one time.
A 101-year-old grandfather Keith Watson recovered from coronavirus in Worcestershire.
He became the oldest person to beat coronavirus in the country after being treated at Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.
Rita Reynolds, a 99-year-old great grandmother from Stockport, recovered from the virus last week.
Keith Watson, 101, became the oldest person in the country to recover from coronavirus on Thursday after being treated at Alexandra Hospital in Redditch
Her family joked she owed her recovery to her love of ‘marmalade sandwiches’.
A 104-year-old who survived the Spanish flu pandemic beat the virus in northern Italy after falling ill at her nursing home.
Ada Zanusso tested positive for coronavirus after experiencing a fever, difficulty with breathing and vomiting.
Yesterday marked 100 days since the World Health Organization were notified of ‘pneumonia with unknown cause’ in China.
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