On the 22 March, Sam McQueen was transferred to Royal Brompton Hospital with severe symptoms of Covid-19. As soon as he arrived at our hospital, he experienced the amazing care our teams afford each and every patient even when working under pressure.

Every step of the way he felt like he was getting stronger, and on the 29 May, 72-year-old Sam was discharged in time to celebrate his son’s birthday.

In this moving video, Sam shares his journey through Covid-19 and his gratitude to the NHS for saving his life.

Your donations to our emergency Covid-19 appeal have supported our teams at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in treating more than 250 Covid-19 patients throughout the first phase of the pandemic.

Can you help more people like Sam go home?