On the 21 March 2020, two days before the UK’s first lockdown, John Story was admitted into Kingston Hospital NHS feeling very unwell. Little did he know, at that point, that he had contracted COVID-19 and would spend over 5 weeks in intensive care, connected to a ventilator in an induced-coma, followed by a further 4 weeks on a ward.
The exact details of those first weeks only became known to John after talking with wife Lucy who recounted those terrifying times for their family. It was shortly after that he was encouraged by his GP to write down his story. Luckily for John, Lucy had assiduously taken notes after conversations with doctors, nurses and physio’s during his time in hospital.
As well as providing John with an opportunity to understand exactly what had happened, this very personal account of his experience is also a tribute to the staff who cared for him. In gratitude of this care, John decided that he would use his story to fundraise for the staff.
If you would like to read a copy of John’s account, please <click here>
If you would like to support John and make a donation to his fundraising campaign in support of Kingston Hospital’s staff health and well-being, please <click here>