Dad who beat Covid-19 leaves hospital after a record 65 DAYS on a ventilator

6/12/2020 11:34:00 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Dad who beat Covid-19 leaves hospital after a record 65 days on a ventilator

EXCLUSIVE: Dad who beat Covid-19 leaves hospital after a record 65 days on a ventilator

A DAD who beat Covid-19 left hospital after a record 65 days on a ventilator. Nursing staff applauded John Betts, 59 — who had been in a coma at Northampton General. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live bl…

Doctors think he will eventually be back to full health next March — a full year on from when he fell ill.“I want to pay tribute to all our staff for the care, compassion and dedication they have shown to John, and continue to show to each and every one of our patients.”

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John lost 13kg during his illness and can now walk only 20 yards at a time Mr Draper remains in a coma in hospital, almost three months after contracting coronavirus.The federal government’s $200m purchase of Covid-19 testing kits from Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation caught the Australian diagnostics industry by surprise, lacked transparency and came after a detailed audit showed there was “more than enough technology already in the field”, the sector’s peak body has claimed.Published on Thu 11 Jun 2020 01.Britain’s housing market remains depressed despite a pick-up in enquiries from people looking to buy, but estate agents are expecting a sharp increase in demand for homes with gardens over the next two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lauren and Cameron have now moved in with John to help him recover. He lost 13kg (2st) during his illness and can now walk only 20 yards at a time. Forrest and his philanthropic arm, the Minderoo Foundation, had set about securing the tests for the government at a time of extreme global demand and broken supply chains. Doctors think he will eventually be back to full health next March — a full year on from when he fell ill. When asked by a customer why larger 400g squeezy jars were hard to get hold of at the moment, the firm replied: “Due to brewers yeast being in short supply (one of the main ingredients in Marmite) Supplies of Marmite have been affected. Dr Sonia Swart, chief executive of Northampton General Hospital said: “Everyone in the hospital wishes John the very best as he leaves us to continue his recovery with his family. Many state public pathology bodies said they had no need for the tests, contrary to prior government claims that they would be used by public health units throughout 2020. “I want to pay tribute to all our staff for the care, compassion and dedication they have shown to John, and continue to show to each and every one of our patients. A balance of 5% of estate agents reported lower enquiries in May, compared with a record number of 94% in April.

” Last month an unidentified 35-year-old woman with Covid-19 recovered after 58 days on a ventilator at Southampton General Hospital. Pathology Technology Australia, a peak industry body that represents manufacturers and suppliers of testing technology, says its members supply 90% of all pathology tests and associated technology used in Australia. As a temporary measure we have stopped production of all sizes apart from our 250g size jar which is available in most major retailers. Join our George Cross campaign for NHS staff SUN readers are today urged to sign a petition calling for our NHS staff to be awarded the George Cross. Yesterday, we backed a proposal by Lord Ashcroft to honour our health heroes with the gallantry gong given for acts of bravery that did not take place in battle. The chief executive of Pathology Technology Australia, Dean Whiting, said the sector welcomed competition and diversity, had “no problem with the entry of new players”, and said overall the government’s pandemic response had been excellent. A No10 spokesman said: “The NHS is doing a fantastic job and the nation will want to find a way to say thank you when we have defeated this virus. Or love to see it,” wrote one.” SAS hero Andy McNab added: “The award of a George Cross would show an emotional appreciation. “Where we have a problem here was that there was a complete lack of transparency upfront and a complete lack of consultation and discussion with how this would fit within the current laboratory setup that we have in Australia,” Whiting told the Guardian. A balance of 32% of estate agents reported lower prices compared with 22% in April, marking the weakest figure since 2010.

” We are asking readers to sign the petition online at thesun.co. “Where we lacked a little bit was that there was a tightness of supply of some of the crucial consumables … but that was being pretty well managed speaking frankly. Beer has not been the only thing that has been in short supply.uk/georgecrossfornhs. Most read in UK News TAKING A STAND Black Lives Matter protesters march on Trafalgar Sq as riot cops stand guard SPLASH OF COLOUR Woman makes home unsellable after 30 years decorating and you'll see why BIG FAT GYPSY FUNERAL Traveller dad's tribute with floral KFC, Joop aftershave and SuBo pic HIGH STREET HORROR Moment hero workman wrestles knifeman to ground after Rabbi is stabbed SUMMER'S BACK 26C scorcher this weekend starts eight day mini-heatwave after rain storms CAMP CORONA When will campsites open again in the UK as lockdown restrictions are eased? Dr Sanjay Gupta, the hospital’s lead consultant for critical care, said: “Suddenly she can communicate, whereas before she was so weak she could barely lift a finger to write anything. “Probably the biggest misstep the government made in the Minderoo and in the lateral flow antibody tests is that they just didn’t adequately consult with the industry, and that really appears to shine through here.” Dad-of-three George Clark, 61, spent 56 days on a ventilator at Ayr Hospital after being struck by the virus. Tower blocks and properties in crowded urban areas are expected to be less in demand.

.” A spokesman for the health minister, Greg Hunt, said it worked with Pathology Technology Australia on its pandemic response but said it would have been “completely inappropriate” to consult the industry about acquiring the BGI tests.