A 99-year-old war veteran has left hospital fit and well after recovering from coronavirus.
Nurses at Tickhill Road Hospital in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, made a socially-distanced “guard of honour” for Albert Chambers as he left.
Mr Chambers, who will be 100 in July, was admitted to Doncaster Royal Infirmary after a fall but then developed symptoms of Covid-19.
He was transferred to Tickhill where he was given oxygen and recovered.
Mr Chambers was a Cold Stream Guard who at one time helped to protect Buckingham Palace.
He was wounded in World War Two and spent three years as a prisoner in a war camp, and said: “I survived that!”
He thanked nurses for the treatment he received when he left the hospital, saying: “It couldn’t have been better.”
Some lovely news coming from Doncaster this evening.— NHS North East & Yorkshire (@NHSNEY) April 9, 2020
Albert Chambers, who will be 100 in July, and a WW2 veteran, has fought off Coronavirus thanks to the help of the team at Tickhill Road Hospital, run by @rdash_nhs. Here he is getting a guard of honour from staff 💙 pic.twitter.com/INkBIuTJ5F
His grandson, Stephen Gater, 49, from Wokingham, said his favourite food had kept him going through the illness, which is Marks & Spencer strawberry trifle.
Stephen said: “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.”
Paige Lax, a nurse who helped to care for him, said: “Albert has been a wonderful patient. He’s fought to get better.
“He wanted to get back home. He’s pretty amazing.”
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