Yesterday Boris Johnson specifically thanked Jenny McGee and Luis Pitarma for standing by his bed “when things are going well”. President of Portugal Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa gave special recognition to Pitarma for his work and vigilance in caring for Mr. Johnson. Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern revealed she had sent a message to Ms. McGee on Facebook and was waiting for an answer.
Sky News Correspondent Enda Brady said it was not only Boris Johnson who chose the two nurses.
Mr. Brady said: “TThe leaders of their own countries have also joined.
“We know that from Jenny Invercargill is Jenny McGee, 35 years old from Invercargill, the southernmost tip of the South Island.
“He has worked in London for 9 years.
“New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that he had tried to find it on Facebook and sent a message.
“He hasn’t got any news because of course, Jenny is still working very hard at the St Thomas hospital in central London where she is in contact with the Prime Minister.
“His colleague Luis Pitarma is 29 years old, he has worked in England for 6 years. He is from outside Porto.
“We also got news from the Portuguese President.”
Marcello Rebelo de Sousa said: “The president underlined the special recognition given today by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Portuguese nurse Luis Pitarma for his work and vigilance while being hospitalized in intensive care.”
“I’ll forget a few names so please forgive me.
“I want to thank Po Ling, Shannon, Emily, Angel, Connie, Becky, Rachel, Nicky and Ann.
“I hope they don’t mind if I specifically mention the two nurses who stood by my bed for 48 hours when things were going well.
“They are Jenny from New Zealand, Invercargill on the South Island and Luis from Portugal near Porto.
“The reason in the end my body starts getting enough oxygen is because every second of the night they watch and they think and care and make the intervention I need.”
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