98-year-old Second World War veteran beats Coronavirus

98-year-old Second World War veteran Douglas Moore received a clap of honour as he left hospital having beating coronavirus.

Mr Moore was admitted to Kettering General Hospital with Covid-19 symptoms on Wednesday, April 15, and spent six days fighting the illness.

He already had a lung condition and was admitted after having a fall. He wasn't seriously hurt, but was kept in because he was coughing and had a temperature.

On Wednesday, April 22, he was given the all clear to go home.

They were very good to me in hospital and I felt very special when they gave me a clap and a cheer when I left today.

Douglas Moore

We were just so impressed with Mr Moore. He was lovely to look after and a very nice chap. We wanted to give him a good send off so we did him a clap with all the team as he went off in his wheelchair to the ambulance to take him home. We said we would miss him and he said he would miss us too. It’s so great to see him recover from Covid and be well enough to go home.

Deene C Ward Sister Lucy Elliott

Mr Moore served as a signaller and used radar in Egypt to spot enemy planes, boats and even mines.

His daughter says he is now pleased to be home and to be able to sit in the garden and watch the world go by and the wildlife.

This was the moment a 106-year-old woman – believed to be Britain’s oldest Covid-19 survivor – left hospital after shaking off Coronavirus and suspected pneumonia.

Connie Titchen, who recovered from a hip operation last year, was applauded by staff at Birmingham’s City Hospital.

The grandmother-of-five and great-grandmother-of-eight, from Birmingham, battled the virus for just under three weeks before being given a clean bill of health by medical staff.

ITV Central invited Coronavirus survivors to say thank you to the NHS for their care.