The nursing team at a hospital in Surrey (England) organized a possible last meeting between a married couple 50 years ago.
Gerry and Barbara Jarret, 79 and 76, respectively, are admitted to different rooms after having tested positive for covid-19 two weeks ago, but the woman’s condition is worse.
According to the couple’s daughter, Chloe Keljarrett, the hospital let her and her father say their last words to Barbara, who “seemed to be at an end.” “Dad was pushed inside, crying, touched her hand and her eyes opened. She was awake and bright and could speak,” described the daughter.
“We had a precious hour or two before his breathing got worse again and we could say what we wanted,” he said.
Thrilled, Chloe posted the case on Twitter. “In the middle of a pandemic spike, the FPH (Frimley Park Hospital) team (ie, a consultant, a surgeon and an HCA) just made sure that my father saw my mother for what was probably the last time. our NHS. For the love of God, protect it as much as you can, “he reported.
In the comments, the hospital replied, “Hi Chloe, Our hearts are with you and your family. We are delighted that our team has managed to make this moment a little easier for all of you. This is really the care we provide that matters most” .
Gerry showed signs of improvement in his health, but will still face weeks of fighting the disease. “Showing signs of improvement, but it has a very long journey to complete,” said Chloe.
In the midst of a pandemic peak, staff (namely a consultant, a surgeon and a HCA) at FPH just made sure my dad saw my mum for what is likely the last time. THAT is our NHS. For God’s sake protect it as much as you can. pic.twitter.com/uykA0TBuRF
– Chloe Keljarrett (@chloejeankj) January 12, 2021