Man, 84, recovers from coronavirus against the odds

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An overjoyed woman has offered her heartfelt thanks to a Wirral hospital after her 84-year-old husband recovered from coronavirus, despite being told he wouldn't make it.

Arthur Jacobs from Greasby, who has underlying health conditions, was discharged after three and a half weeks in Arrowe Park Hospital on Tuesday (April 28) to a round of applause from front-line NHS staff.

Now back home, his wife of 67 years, Gina, has delivered an emotional video message of appreciation to staff on Ward 14.

Wirral Globe: Arthur Jacobs, back home with wife Gina, after recovering from coronavirusArthur Jacobs, back home with wife Gina, after recovering from coronavirus

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Mrs Jacobs said: "They really need all the acclaim they can get. He (Arthur) went in, in a bad place as he has severe asbestos damage to his lungs.

"I was called up at one time, being told that Arthur was at end of life.

"There are amazing people at Arrowe Park. I think there was a Dr Morgan involved, Katie, Jo – they have save my husbands life. I wish I had the words to thank them.

"Can I just add, the power of prayer played a good part in this (for me).

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"Thank you, thank you Ward 14. Sister of the ward, thank you. I will be in your debt forever."

So far, 161 people who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have died in Wirral NHS Hospitals.

The Globe has launched an appeal alongside Wirral University Teaching Hospital to raise funds to support the wellbeing of patients and NHS staff fighting coronavirus at Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge Hospitals, so far raising over £27,000.

To donate to the WUTH Covid-19 Support appeal, click here.