Glasgow Royal staff turned out on Monday morning to wish their colleague well, as he left hospital after an eight week battle with Covid.
John Burns (55), a Health Care Support worker from Barmulloch, spent six of those weeks in Intensive Care, as medics battled to keep him alive.
Staff – many of whom are John’s colleagues – formed a Guard of Honour as he finally left hospital for home, having made a full recovery.
John said: “It’s been a long road but I just want to thank my amazing colleagues at GRI for their care and expertise.
“Much of my time was spent in ICU and I know it’s been a scary time for my family.
“If I was going to be anywhere it would be here. Their care has been amazing and I owe them my life. Thank you for everything you’ve done. “
John is so well thought of his colleagues left these messages outside his ward: “You are one of the kindest people I have met”, “Miss your cheery face” and “Keep fighting, your ward family miss you”.
Lead Nurse Tricia Myers was there to see John discharged.
She said: “John has worked with a very close team of staff for many years at Stobhill Hospital and GRI. All of us were willing John’s recovery and thanks to the dedication of ITU and Ward 6 staff John’s recovery is nothing short of remarkable.”