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Nurse who treated Boris Johnson ‘should be given medal’

A nurse who was singled out by Boris Johnson for helping save his life should be given a medal according to ..

By admin , in England , at April 14, 2020

A nurse who was singled out by Boris Johnson for helping save his life should be given a medal according to another patient she treated.

David Cotton was in intensive care in Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals in 2017 after suffering a seizure brought on by a tumour in his chest.

He had nothing but praise for New Zealander Jenny McGee, whom the prime minister said stood by his bedside in St Thomas' hospital for 48 hours while he was being treated for COVID-19.

'A surreal time, something she'd never forget'

Mr Johnson said the NHS had "saved my life, no question" after he was moved to intensive care as his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

Mr Cotton, from Shoreham by Sea, said: "She saved my life without doubt.

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David Cotton, who was treated by Jenny McGee when he was in Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals
Image: David Cotton, who was treated by Jenny McGee when he was in Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals

"She's a fabulous, vivacious, wonderful personality and tremendous sense of humour, but at the same time, 100% professional… thoroughly dedicated.

"There's all these noises and machines and ventilators and all kinds of electronic measuring equipment, alarms, people are running around. It's a very fearful atmosphere.

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"And somebody like Jenny, she's kind of master of all she surveys, but at the same time, keeping calm and throwing in the odd joke and comment, keeping spirits up.

"And in that typically wonderful New Zealand way, was able to call a spade a spade and make everyone feel great.

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