Kate Garraway lastly obtained the prospect to satisfy among the nurses who saved her husband Derek Draper’s life when he was first admitted to hospital with coronavirus earlier this yr.
The 53-year-old presenter turned emotional when she met the ICU Employees from the Whittington Hospital in North London on Thursday morning as they appeared on Good Morning Britain by way of video hyperlink.
It was the primary time Kate noticed the faces of the nurses who fought to avoid wasting Derek’s life as he battled a severe case of Covid-19 in March.
‘It’s so nice to speak to you, as a result of I didn’t realise that you simply truly cared for Derek, my husband, when he was on the Whittington when he first obtained sick,’ Kate advised them.
She continued: ‘And, you already know, his life was saved by all of you. I’m going to get emotional now. I’ve by no means spoken to you due to course we weren’t allowed to go to. It was very chaotic in that point and really pressurised.
‘You weren’t chaotic, it was a chaotic time. And infrequently I used to be getting info from direct care. So thanks, to begin with, it means a lot, and for all you’re doing for thus many individuals.’
One of many nurses advised the presenter: ‘You’re welcome Kate, I’d identical to to say on behalf of all of Whittington Intensive Care employees we did our easiest to take care of all sufferers together with Derek.
Kate Garraway was emotional as she met the nurses for the primary time (Image: Rex/ITV)
‘All of us right here sorted Derek – I used to be right here the day he was admitted – and we’d identical to to want all of you the very, easiest from all of the employees from the intensive care unit right here.’
Kate replied: ‘Have a look at you, you might be saviours of Derek and so many individuals.’
Earlier within the episode, Kate revealed she was facing new ‘challenges’ with Derek, 53, as Christmas quick approaches.
The I’m A Movie star… Get Me Out Of Right here star is struggling to determine whether or not to isolate along with her kids Darcey and Billy to allow them to see Derek in hospital on Christmas Day, or to have a small variety of relations over to her home as a substitute.
Kate additionally shared that she took two weeks off from work following a coronavirus scare as her kids got here into contact with an individual who later examined optimistic for the virus.
Derek is believed to be the UK’s longest case of coronavirus after remaining in hospital for 9 months now, nevertheless he has been freed from Covid-19 for a while. The previous lobbyist was beforehand in a coma however has now progressed to a minimal state of consciousness.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.