Coronavirus survivors say thank you to the NHS

As ITV dedicates today to celebrating the NHS staff fighting coronavirus, patients who have survived say thank you to the medical teams who saved their lives.

Hylton Murray-Philipson spent almost two weeks struggling to breathe in intensive care with Coronavirus.

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The 61-year-old from Leicester didn't think he would pull through, and said the support and professionalism from doctors and nurses was astonishing.

73-year-old grandad Doug Williams is urging the public to stay at home after surviving the virus.

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He became ill with a headache while on a cruise and spent seven days at Royal Derby Hospital on oxygen in a high risk unit and "cannot fault the care" of NHS staff who helped him.

Mr Williams says nurses checked on him every 30 minutes.

Dave Lewins is a former RAF fighter pilot from Cheltenham who says he has been left traumatised after recovering from coronavirus in hospital. He heard dying patients say goodbye to their loved ones.

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Richard Dobson's breathlessness grew and grew, until it sounded like he had 'run a marathon' after walking between the bedroom and the bathroom.

He spent time on oxygen and his family say it was so difficult to be apart.

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